THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Scripture Series: The Works of the Lord Card---Join Us for Another Inpsirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello everyone!  Two weeks came by so fast and now, we are beginning another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)Today's Scripture Word Art (free to download at the WAW site) comes from Psalm 118:17 which says, "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord."  

Though the  Psalmist in our highlighted verse lived before the time of Jesus Christ, there was a sure trust (confidence) in God in the life of this person.  When we look at all the things God created and the system that runs them, it is truly beyond human comprehension.  Sure Science can explain how some things work but even that little knowledge comes from the Lord Almighty.  Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us, "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law."  If God does not reveal anything to mankind, it does  not matter how intellectual a person is, he/she will search in vain.  For even the capacity to think and learn is of the Lord.  Everything He reveals to us is to be used to gain wisdom and understanding on who God is, His ways and His divine will, purpose and plan for His creation.  As created beings,  we are to align ourselves with our Creator to live life to our full potential.  I love the exhortation that my Life Application Bible shared about this latter verse:  It says, "There are some secrets God has chosen not to reveal to us, possibly for the following reasons: (1) our finite minds cannot fully understand the infinite aspects of God's nature and the universe (Ecclesiastes 3:11); (2)  some things are unnecessary for us to know until we are more mature; (3) God is infinite and all-knowing, and we do not have the capacity to know everything He does.  This verse shows that although God has not told us everything there is to know about obeying Him, He has told us enough.  Thus disobedience comes from an act of the will, not a lack of knowledge.  Through God's Word we know enough about Him to be saved by faith and to serve Him.  We must not use the limitation of our knowledge as an excuse to reject His claim on our life."

As a New Testament believer who personally experienced the enormous grace of God through what Christ did at the Cross, I have everything I need to live my life wholly trusting/depending upon Him.  Jesus laid out His plan in my life as a member of His Body (The Church) in His written Word (The Bible).  The very existence of the Church and it's role in our time for the salvation of all mankind was hidden to many in the past.  But by the power of the Holy Spirit, not anymore! I have a a bright future as a citizen of His Kingdom both now and forever.  Jesus had a talk with Martha in John 11:25-26,  "Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”  Though this physical body dies (unless the Rapture of the Church takes place beforehand), our soul and spirit lives forever in the presence of God.  This is absolutely true for us who placed our trust in Jesus Christ while here on earth.  We are spirit beings inside a physical shell!   The physical shell is destroyed but our spirits live on.  Whoever is in Christ (Born-again, John 3:3) shall never see death (eternal death).  We are destined to rule and reign with Christ.  Knowing this Truth, I am very passionate to share such wonderful hope to others in order to declare God's glory through His love and mercy.  I truly serve an incredible, awesome and amazing God!

For this Card, I used an image from the Golden Oldies Collection of Art Impressions.  I watercolored it with Distress Inks and fussy cut.  The base is a pre-cut A7 white CS from Paper Studio, the patterned wooden frame is from Recollections and added some glitters from Stickles (Crystal).  Finally, some fancy stitching all over this creation.  Simply cute, I love it!


 THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD


 THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD LAYERS


 THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD INSIDE


THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

AAA---Words Take Center Stage
Angie's---ATG/Red White Blue
Dare2BArtzy---Bright Colors
Dragonfly Dreams---ATG
Fashionable Stamping---Feminine
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends---ATG
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Make it Funny
Aurora Wings---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Lost Coast---ATG
Paper Next Dolls---ATG
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Something Humorous
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafts Galore----ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Crazy Ladybirds---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG


I hope you'd take the time to join us at our WAW Challenge.  It's Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly with uplifting and inspirational messages, you can link up to 5 projects.  Our sponsors this week are Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods ($25 GC to their shop), Dies to Die For (15 pound GC) and Imagine That (Digi Images).  I can't wait to see your projects  and leave you some encouragement on your Blogs.  Though the world seem darkened nowadays, let your faith in God shine like a beacon on a hill.  Pray without ceasing and believe that God can do the impossible! My trust in only in Him... 

21 comments:

  1. Super card and great words. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  2. this card made me smile, lovely image, what a fun image, thank you for joining us at our Aurorawings challenge anything goes and good luck, hugs, Marion

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  3. Oh wow, what a beautiful card! Wonderful designed and the old lady ist so gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

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  4. How fun! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

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  5. Oh Jo Ann how well you communicate the truth of this verse. I love your card, it has made me smile the several times I have seen it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Thank you for joining the Lost Coast Portal anything goes challenge. I like how you added the stitching to the inside of the card.

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  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  8. This is fabulous, so many great elements that all work so well together. Thanks again for joining in with us at Lost Coast. Sue xx

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  9. What a striking card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  10. Great positive outlook card. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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  11. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.Louise DT x

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  12. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Alysha DT for  Classic Design Team Challenge

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  13. A super card. Great image and stitching.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

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  14. Just love this love the image Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  15. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...


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  16. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Ladybird Creations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  17. oh you have made such a compelling work here, the stitches inside are so gorgeous, your project is beautifully minute and moving!
    thank you so much for entering our anything goes challenge at Love to Scrap!

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  18. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPOCF

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  19. so cute! i love the little old lady! thanks for taking part in the lost coast designs challenge this month!

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  20. Love this card! Everything is perfectly places and colored. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  21. Really lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges!

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