In today's world, we can see the evidence of ungodliness in everything we are exposed to---in every facet/aspect of our society. With media and entertainment playing a central role in shaping the minds of our generation, anyone who are adept to the Word of God and are spiritually discerning would agree that there's a systematic attack happening around us to turn the minds of many towards total rebellion and ungodliness. I tell you, though there are hundreds of movies and programs to choose from our TV subscription, I couldn't find any clean, inspirational, wholesome entertainment for my family to enjoy. Almost everything emphasizes on profanity, violence and sex. When I go online for local and global news, the ones front and center are from liberal and fake news stations that no longer engaged in actual facts but are devoted to a demonic agenda that divides, rebels and destroy the very things that made this country great. Why is this so? Because many of the powers, businesses and corporations had been bought by the puppets of Satan aiming to deceive those who are unsuspecting. Let us remember that Satan is the "god of this world" (2 Corinthians 4:4) and in these last days, he is working overtime to deceive those who are not grounded in the Word of God.
Friends, what is presented to us daily (global or local scenario) does not usually reflect the true evil agenda these people have for our country and the world. Nations without borders/walls, gender confusion, racial tension/division, rebellion from authority/God, destruction of life in the womb are just few examples of issues we engaged with passionately these days. But many of those out there (some even profess to be Christians) are oblivious to the real agenda in the core of all of them. These satanic worshipers wants total control of this world to set it up for the reign of the anti-Christ. Why do you think "America First" and Nationalism/Patriotism is radically hated nowadays? Why is there an all-out condemnation for the traditional structure of the family? Folks, ask God to open your spiritual eyes and ears! Those of the world will continue to be deceived where we can no longer rationalize their behavior. But if you are a child of God, you need to repent and acknowledge the degree of deception you are in and go back to the firm foundation of the Word of God! Truth be told, God does not respond to our emotions---He responds to His Word. Like Isaiah did in our highlighted verse along with the entire chapter of Isaiah 64, he acknowledged the power and glory of God and that our sins made us so unclean that we couldn't approach Him. He pleaded for God's mercy and compassion for His people reminding Him of the humanity He created (as Potter molds the clay) and the favor He showed to them in the past. I am so grateful to live in this dispensation of time called the "Age of Grace" when anyone who humbly comes to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (placing their trust in His finished work at the Cross) are no longer bound by the Sin of Adam but are set free and washed clean by the blood of the Lamb/Christ. Therefore, I can come to the throne of my Father in heaven and ask for anything in accordance to His Word and receive favor in His sight.
For this Card, I used an image from Stampin' Up. I stamped the image several times. colored them with my Touch Five/Prismacolor markers and fuzzy-cut each one of them. I used a coordinating Distress Ink color to provide the background for each butterfly using a stencil from Dylusions. I added a bit of glitters (Stickles-Crystal) for sparkle in each butterfly. Lastly, I ran it through my sewing machine for some fancy stitching. I love it!
WORK OF THY HAND CARD
WORK OF THY HAND CARD LAYERS
WORK OF THY HAND CARD SIDE VIEW
WORK OF THY HAND CARD INSIDE
WORK OF THY HAND CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Aud Sentiments---ATG with Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz---Summer Sunny Days
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
Country View---The Written Word
Craft Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG with Critters
Create and Inspire---ATG
Creative Craft Cottage---ATG
Creative Sketchy Girls---Summer Card
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/Men in your life
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Punch It
Lost Coast---Round and Round
Love to Craft---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Papercraft Business---ATG/Use Oldest Paper
Worldwide 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 submit up to 5 entries per week. Our wonderful sponsors for this week are Stamp Simply Store (item from their store) and Imagine That (digi images). So excited to see what you come up with. Anyway, cheer up and let the wisdom of the Lord guide you daily.