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, November 25, 2015

Scripture Series: He Hath Dealt Bountifully Card---It's Another Family Friendly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Good Wednesday everyone! Just want to take the time to greet everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!  There's so many things to be thankful about more than just having our needs met.  More than anything personally, I am thankful that Almighty God allowed me to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  To experience Who He truly is, far from the shallow knowledge of many who claim they know of Him.  I'm so grateful for God's abiding presence in my life that enables me to discern what's of Him and what's not and for entrusting me with a specific purpose in these chaotic times.  He has held me up all these years not because of anything on my part but solely because of His  matchless love and grace.  I acknowledge that without Him, I have no purpose, no life and void of everything that is good.  HE IS LITERALLY MY ALL IN ALL!  I only live and breathe for Him.

This Thanksgiving, my desire is to offer up a prayer of gratitude to the Creator of heaven and earth--- the God of our nation Whose faithfulness catapulted this country to where it stands now---"Father God, I bring unto Your throne endless songs of praise, an offering or worship for your eternal love, patience and protection upon your people here in America.  You have seen how the minds of the people were darkened, spitting on the very work and blessings of freedom and liberty you have bestowed upon this nation.  As if their denial and rebellion of you was not enough, they would like to invite the enemy to feast and destroy what you have done to this nation.  And many of them claimed to be people who believe in you but on the other hand continues to pollute the minds of the weak and poor in spirit.  They are nothing but wolves in sheep's clothing.  Lord, I am aware that none of us can make a difference  unless you charged us with Your power.  Jesus told us in Matthew 19:26, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."  I am in perfect agreement with Your Word and declares my God-given authority as your daughter saved by the finished work (death, burial and resurrection) of Jesus Christ.  I carry inside of me the power you have spoken in Luke 10:19 when Jesus said to His disciples, "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you."  Father, it's under that authority that I speak forth destruction to anything and everything that seeks to harm your people in Israel, this nation and the world.  Stop them at their track and annihilate their roots and branches.  Demolish their false God, false doctrines and all their strongholds.  I declare that nothing will be left of them.  I dismantle their plans to invade, attack and kill via free pass under the disguise of refugee programs as you protect those that are in true need of help.  Lord, I cry for unity for us, your Body,  that still hears your voice and who are not blinded by the ways of this world.  Father show us your path and let us walk in it with courage and boldness. Our lives belong to you alone and whether we live or die, it is our gain.  Help us restore eyesight to those who are spiritually blind and humble those of our brethren who have taken their own paths and left Your Way.  Bring them down to their knees till they acknowledge that true wisdom comes from you and that without you, they are utterly hopeless!  I declare America is for You alone---the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that no weapons formed against this land will ever prosper.  Today, I loose the blessings to the United States of America and bind the wiles and evil plans of the enemy in all direction.  I bless and thank you, Lord, for Your Spirit that lives inside of me and have allowed me to voice out your will for our nation.  IT IS ALL DONE, IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME! 

For this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW), our Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site) came from Psalm 13:6 which says, "I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me."  As one gifted by God to sing,  I understand how singing can be a powerful tool to give praise and thanks unto the Lord.  When I experienced the tangible/intangible oppression of the enemy (physically and spiritually, not in a dream) many years ago, though I was unable to move my entire body, the Holy Spirit in me fought from within in what sounds like groaning coming from my mouth.  I was screaming the name of Jesus in words and in tongues (speaking in tongues) from within yet it was not audible to the human ears.  I pressed on till I heard my voice breaking the air waves, louder and louder till the demonic oppression ceased.  Before all of this happened, I can tell you that I was not physically prepared for it. I have not experienced something like that before.  But the Spirit inside of me is always prepared!  He saw me through and directed my actions moment by moment even when I didn't understand what was taking place.  When the atmosphere quieted down and was able to move,  I stood up from my bed where it happened and all of a sudden, I found myself singing (a medley of victory and praise) to the God that freed me.  God even provided the songs---amazing! You may not be the greatest singer here on earth but a song of thanksgiving always sounds perfectly in the throne of Almighty God.  Worship is an attitude of the heart!  Whether you jump, shout, dance, sing or play music for Him, it's necessary to bring a pure and contrite heart that trust in Christ alone. That is what He truly requires.  I want to leave a few verses to encourage us to put our trust solely in Christ and to always thank Him for all the wonderful things He is doing in our lives whatever our situations may be. 

"For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord."  (Psalm 27:5-6) 

"Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord Most High is awesome,
the great King over all the earth. He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved. God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne. The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted."  (Psalm 47) 

"David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. (1 Chronicles 29:10-14)

For this Card, I used an image from MayzyArt called "Chantelle" that I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers and paper-pieced the clothes.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from Recollections, the layered flowers from Prima, the white brads from Recollections, the washi tapes from Paper Studio and the leaves were stamped with Clear Dollar Stamps and were fussy cut.  To finalize, I added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to the image and the flower and stitched all over this creation.  

                                           HE HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY CARD:

                                       HE HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY CARD LAYERS:

                                       HE HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY CARD INSIDE:


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Aud Sentiment---ATG with Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Craft Rocket---Add a Sentiment
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Papers
Simon Says---Thanks/Thanksgiving
Crafty Gals Corner---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Bling It Up
Crop Stop---ATG
Moo-Mania---Lots of Layers
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Use Die-Cuts
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
2 Creative Chicks---ATG
Craft Galore Encore---Use a Stamp or Digi
Crafty Time---Embellish It!
Incy Wincy---Tic Tac Toe (Girly/Free/Flowers)
Just Keep On Creating---ATG
Oddball---Lots of Layers
Petal Lu---ATG
Scrapping Everyday Miracles---Scripture
Sunsational---ATG with Glitters
Sisters of Craft---ATG
Scrap-Creations---Give Thanks
Lemon Shortbread---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.  Sponsors for this week are Pretty Little Studio ($25 GC) and Imagine That (3 Digis). I can't wait to see your projects and leave you some lovin' on your Blogs.  Have a blessed day and I pray that you acknowledge the presence of the Lord inside of you and give Him the glory by sharing the hope we received from Him to others. 


  1. What a powerful testimony and prayer Jo Ann!!
    Beautiful card, stunningly coloured image and all assembled with your usual impeccable taste.

  2. Adorable card....
    Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  3. Love the scripture this is a lovely card Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

  4. Beautiful card. I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia DT.

  5. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Use a stamp or digi”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  6. Hi there. I always enjoy popping into your blog and seeing your amazing creations. You have such a great eye for details and composition. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Kraftin Kimmie!

  7. Wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE! oxo Susi

  8. Great colouring and lonely image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  9. Oh what a really funny "be-happy" card. Love the Flower and the glitter on it.

    Thanks for playing along with our Crafty Time Challenge for November and good luck!

    Doris *DT*

  10. Wow... what for a powerful, amazing and gourgeous card you made... THANKS for sharing by bastel-traum, god bless you, Hugs Ute

  11. Beautiful coloring, sweet verse, and your embellishments are great. Thank you for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap.

  12. A realy sweet card. I love the image and the colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  13. So cute card! Thanks for joining us at Retarte#65
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  14. This was a very happy card !! LOVE the feeling and so great card design and colours!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
    Hugs CicciTTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. Stunning card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  16. A beautiful card. I love the image. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  17. So adorable Love the image. Thanks for joining Sunsational Stamp November Challenge

  18. Beautiful card. So glad you were inspired to use our Scripture Inspriation at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  19. This is a beautiful card and box! I love the inside too :) Thanks so much for joining us this month for the SEM Challenge! DT Karla

  20. A gorgeous card Jo Ann, a lovely design with super colour scheme........your image is fabulous and beautifully coloured and great scripture and embellishments!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with the Everybody Art Challenge.

  21. Your cards are always so pretty and a joy to see. I love the scripture and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  22. Such a gorgeous card, I love the main image and the way you have coloured her in. The papers you have used are lovely as well and the inside of the card looks great. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  23. Such a beautiful the image and the scripture. Thanks for linking up with Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  24. Such a fun image and beautiful coloring, loving the big blue flower. Thank you for joining Oddball's "Lots of Layers" -challenge, hope to see you in our December challenge too.



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