The ongoing United States election is one great example of this reality. The two leading candidates we are supposed to choose from are so far away from the Biblical foundation this country was built upon. What comes out of their mouth and what they have done/are doing are the very proof of the danger we are going to face in the coming days. The hardest thing for every God-fearing citizen like myself is to absolutely have no choice. I can't help but think of the situation that happened between Abraham and Sarah as they waited for the fulfillment of the promise (a child) which would make him "father of all nations," as promised by God (Genesis 17:5). How in Sarah's barrenness and both their old age could could that be possible? To make matters worst, many more years came by without a tangible evidence from the promise God made. And so they did what they taught was necessary to make God's promise a reality. They took matters in their own hands and saw Hagar (their servant girl) as a means to bear Abraham's child (Ishmael). This child was born out of man's impatience and a mindset that God is incapable to fulfill His promise without man's effort. To this day, we are seeing the horrible consequences that the descendants of Ishmael are doing to the people of God (descendant of Isaac---the true promise) in the conflict in the Middle East . It never seem to end.
I can't help but think that our need to choose from any of our two leading candidates (Clinton or Trump) is man's way of doing things. Many believe that a vote for any of them can change the nation for better or for worst. But I tell you the Truth, no man (unless led by God Almighty) can save this nation from destruction. Personally, I call upon the Lord and repent if at any point---I trusted in man's ability. I don't want another King Saul for our nation---I want God Himself to rule our nation! At this point, it may look like an impossibility but I am willing to wait till the deadline (the final day of voting) for what the Lord can do! I don't want to make a hasty decision. I believe I have to deal with the consequences of my actions after things are said and done. The Lord's timing is perfect and if He allows any of these two leading candidates to take the driver's seat of this nation, my trust will continue to rest upon the Lord! So I will vote and encourage every God-fearing citizen to do the same not only for the highest seat of this country but for every governing positions. My choice is God first and whoever He compels me (with great conviction) to vote for. I'm praying and believing for His intervention that I will not have to make such a difficult choice among two undeserving presidential candidates. God help us!
Anyway, our Scripture Word Art featured in my project today comes from Romans 11:33 which says, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" Yes, God's wisdom and knowledge is so far out there that we cannot confine it within the box of our understanding. It is because of this Truth that I am able to see things clearly even when everything surrounding us is hazy. There is a great deception that are embraced by many and it's mind-boggling why these people willingly subject themselves and their future into such evil. They seem to have lose control of their minds and are hypnotized by another power (Satanic). If you only believe in things you see, then, you may not understand what I'm talking about. Yet, the Bible tell us in 1 Corinthians 15:2-14, "The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned." Jesus Himself said in John 6:63, "It's the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I've spoken to you are spirit and life." Though God's Truth are far beyond our understanding, He gave us His Word that we may have understanding of His ways and He gave us Jesus to show us how to live the life that pleases Him. The time will come when we will see Jesus in His fullness and glory and we'll be glad we placed our trust in Him alone.
For this Card, I used an image from Stamping Bella called "Tiny Townie Amanda is Awesome" that I watercolored using my Stabilo markers and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The base is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card. The DP's are from DCWV and the brad top from Heidi Grace. The short sentiment beside the image comes with the Stamping Bella set and the sentiment located in the message space is from Fiskars. Lastly, I sttiched all over this project and I am very happy with the result.
DEPTH OF THE RICHES EASEL CARD
DEPTH OF THE RICHES EASEL CARD WHEN CLOSE
DEPTH OF THE RICHES EASEL CARD WITH MESSAGE SPACE
DEPTH OF THE RICHES EASEL CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Little Red Wagon---Stencil It (Clouds)
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Autumnal Colors
Not Just Cards---ATG
World Wide Open DT---ATG
Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge. You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement. As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter up to 5 times this week. An awesome GC of $25 worth will be awarded to our Challenge winner by our awesome sponsor---Simon Says Stamp. So excited to see what you come up with. Anyway, cheer up as we meditate on the name of Jesus today. There is power in His Name and it's available to everyone that believes.