Wow, what a comforting verse to digest today. Our world is full of chaos and we not only fight with the evil we see but every demonic agenda collaborating in secrecy. Well, some of them are not hidden anymore. In fact, there are times we no longer know who to trust. We are surrounded by vicious elements that suppresses truth and promote lies in every sphere of our society. Their intention is to eradicate the "Absolute Truth of God" and let every man do what they please. Anyone who are able to physically and spiritually discern are very much aware of the evil plans they have against the Body of Christ (Church) carried out by the demonic leaders bent on destroying our country and taking our God-given freedom. This is not the time to cower and fear! This the time to fight for our rights, pray, and engage in spiritual warfare. Declare the Word of the Lord and thank God for the victory always. Encourage other believers to stand firm and take courage. More importantly, know the Word, study in context and meditate on it that you may have wisdom to refute the lies of the enemy.
You see, anyone who hates God loves darkness because they don't want God's light to reveal their selfishness. To know God is to obey God and because they couldn't give up their selfish desires, they purposely convince themselves that God does not exist. Most interviews with influential people who are proud God haters reveal how self-centered they are. Everything revolves around them---what they like, what they think and what they can get. No matter how they deny God, they know in their hearts that they are living a lie and death (physical, spiritual and eternal) is upon them. Of course they would not admit that. But God tells us Romans 1:28-32, "Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents.They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too." I want to share what my Life Application Bible wrote about these verses. It says, "How were these people aware of God's death penalty? Human beings, created in God's image, have a basic moral nature and a conscience. This truth is understood beyond religious circles. Psychologists, for example, say that the rare person who has no conscience has a serious personality disorder that is extremely difficult to treat. Most people instinctively know when they do wrong---but they may not care. Some people will even risk an early death for the freedom to indulge their desires now. "I know it's wrong, but I really want it," they say; or "I know it's dangerous, but it's worth the risk." For such people, part of the "fun" is going against God's Law, the community's moral standards, common sense, or their own sense of right and wrong. But deep down inside they know that sin deserves the punishment of death (Romans 6:23).
Every person that is born in this world is born into Sin---Adam's Sin. Without a Savior, we will have to pay for our sin. The payment is death! But when we wholeheartedly receive what Jesus did at the Cross through His death, burial and resurrection (Gospel) by way of faith (trust, reliance, adherence), we become a new creation, the old is gone, the new has come. Death no longer have power over me. Jesus paid the price for my freedom and I belong to Him. I no longer have ownership of myself. My life is for God and He may use me whichever and whenever He desires. I fear God but my fear is a holy fear! Simply put, I am in total awe of my Father. I have full confidence in my relationship with Christ knowing that His plans and desires for me are for my own good and that in every situation, He has my back! In Him I am always safe and at peace. This temporary life can be full of chaos but when my focus is upon Him, I am secure, I am strong and everything is possible. His great love for me is endless and He will never ever let go! If you have read my post and you felt God knocking at the door of your heart, I pray that you open to let Him in. Repent of your sin and receive Christ as your Lord and Savior. There is nothing worth more than being the daughter of the Most High God!
For this Card, I used this wonderful slider from K and Company. The base is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card. The DP's are from Paper Studio. I attached three white nail head gems from Imaginisce and stitched all over this Card. I love the result.
PLACE OF REFUGE CARD
PLACE OF REFUGE CARD LAYERS
PLACE OF REFUGE CARD INSIDE
PLACE OF REFUGE CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge---E is for Earthbound Animal
Crafty Catz---ATG/Add Number/s
Simply Create Too---ATG
Aud Sentiment---ATG with Sentiment
2 Crafty Critter---ATG with Animal/s
2 Sisters---2 or More Circles
A Perfect Time---ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG with Animal/s
Craftyhazelnut's---ATG with Patterned Paper
Love to Craft---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Hope you enjoyed all our featured projects at WAW...I am looking forward to see your projects linked to our Challenge. There's a few more days left. You can include the free Word Art in your projects to link, but not a requirement. You can submit any inspirational, uplifting, family friendly creations (up to 5 each week) for more chances to win our prize from our sponsor this week---Newton's Nook ($20 GC). Okay guys, let us focus our eyes upon the Lord, be sensitive to His voice and leading and never ever give up the Truth! All glory to His Name.
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