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, February 25, 2015

Scripture Series: The Lord Bless and Keep You Center Step Card---Join the Fun of the Challenges at Word Art Wednesday and 613 Avenue Create!

Hello friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful midweek.  Today, I want to share with you a card that highlights the wonderful verse from Numbers 6:24-26 which says, "The LORD bless you and keep you;  the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."  If our eyes are wide open (including our spiritual eyes) and not just minding our own little world, we can see the blanket of deception that is hovering our country and the entire world.  Many people are drunk from their own worldly desires, their selfish gain that they could not discern anymore between right from wrong.  So, what exactly is right and true?  There is only one Source of Truth where we based the rightness of every behavior or action.---It is GOD'S WORD!  The basic laws that govern every country has it's foundations in itself from the Ten Commandments.  We are not to kill, commit adultery, steal and bear false witness (lie) among them.  Just with those, punishments had been arranged based on the degree each country placed upon the crime.  Bottom line is, to take away God and His Word and think that human beings can govern themselves based on nothing and convinced that it's even possible is a product of a SICK brain and a darkened spirit.  There is no inherent "human goodness" found in any of us unless we allow the Lord to take full control of our lives.  Remember free will?  We have a choice to live in total insanity and think of it as "intellectualism, moral relativism, humanism along with many other "isms!"  Think about billions of people walking on the face of the earth with each one thinking what they are doing is right and no one could contest their mindset because TRUTH is not established...Yes, think about that for a moment! When these barbaric Islamic terrorists and radicals think its noble for them to behead, burn and slit the throats of Christians (whose only practicing their faith) because an insane, false prophet told them to.  Scary thought, huh!  It is true, man without God will self destruct!  And while we examine the horrors of the past on how evil men have deceived many and killed countless people, we have allowed and are still allowing the same thing to happen by aiding ruthless, twisted, no concern for life, sodomy supporters/promoters to take the highest seat in our government and local offices.  In the deceptive name of tolerance, even many so- called Christians have shut their mouths and abandoned the true purpose of their existence---to be Salt and Light in this world.  I pray for those sleepers  to wake up and take their Godly place here on earth.  We are to fight with the full armor and weapon of God to identify and destroy the demonic agenda that portrays itself in our midst as "tolerance."  It is now proven that they that ask for it only want to receive that for themselves but are not willing to give that to others...

If you say that you are a believer of Jesus Christ and thinks that nothing is tragically wrong with our country and that deceitful agenda are non-existent, then I pray that you ask the Holy Spirit for discernment lest you have already been deceived.  It's time to take back the country that the founding fathers have established.  A country ruled by Godly principles---a love for God, concern for each other and love for country!  We are who we are right now because we raised the banner of God.  We are a fool to think that we can stand without Him.  So the verse I am sharing in this project today is my prayer for every person that are not ashamed to bear the name of Christ upon them.  Yes, the Lord is going to bless us a keep us.  The Lord is going to reflect His glory in our lives and will uphold us with his compassion.  And in this time of terror and chaos, He's placed upon us His peace.  We are secured not because of finances, influence, the country we live in, armed soldiers and the physical weapons we possess...Our security comes from the grace of God and His faithfulness from beginning to end.  If we say we serve Him, do it wholeheartedly and with passion. There's no room for lukewarmness nor coldness.  Let's take our place and do what God-loving citizens do---Be Salt and Light, speak God's Truth without apology and take appropriate/necessary actions to drive the demons out of this nation no matter what.  I've taken my place!  How about you?  I want to share God's Word to remind you of God's protection for them that love Him:

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the AlmightyI will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,  nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the LORD, who is my refuge-- then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;  they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.  "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."

So, here's the card I came up with. I used an image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps called "You are my Sunshine" that I colored with my ProMakers and Prismacolor markers.  The base is white, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches center step card.  The DP's are from Paper Studio.  The lacy square was die-cit with my Nestabilities and Cuttlebug.  The fence border was from MS Punch.  The layered flowers are from Prima, the ribbon from my stash, the rose in the middle as well as the brads are from Recollections and the glitters are Stickles-Diamond.  I love how it turned out pretty cute.  






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty---Lots of Layers
Sister Act---ATG
Simply Create Too---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Paper Piecing
Sisters of Craft---ATG
Crafts Galore---Use a Stamp or Digi
Art by Miran---ATG
Scrapper's Delights---ATG
Cards and Scrap---ATG

Okay, my friends!  I'm going back to my DT postings next month so,  keep an eye on my next project for 613 Avenue Create this weekend.  Just want to remind you that Word Art Wednesday began another Challenge today so, go get the free Scripture Word Art and link-up to our Challenge for a chance to win those fabulous prizes.  There's an ongoing Challenge as well at 613 Avenue Create so, there's plenty of chances to win.   Both of these Challenges are "Anything Goes" so, you can make any kind of project as long as their family friendly.  I gotta go!  God bless, y'all!


  1. Wonderful card Jo Ann - and the same words that you spoke about your country are true about mine too - so sad, and such a need for prayer!

    1. Nothing is impossible with God, Maxine! Let us obey what the Lord has placed in our hearts. With prayer, add faith and with faith, add action. It is written...We both know Who won the victory and we are in Him! We know no defeat!

  2. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments and good luck.
    Rose DT member x

  3. Så fint kort du har lagd.
    Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

  4. Another gorgeous project from you! I love how happy this one made me feel! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Very festive and creative cards, JoAnn. Love, love, love the colors. Thank you for joining us this week in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge.


  6. Gorgeous Card.. love the folding and colour choice <3 Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Art by Mi Ran challenge # 26...Good luck.. <3


  7. Thanks for joining the fun at SimplyCreate Too.

  8. Beautiful! I love layout and image! Wonderful colours!
    Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge

  9. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  10. What a lovely creation. So much going on and such a lot of work. Wonderful indeed.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

    Lynn, IDCT



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...