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

Friday, June 12, 2020

Changito Birthday Card---Come and Join our June Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone!  It's been a while since I posted a project for 613 Avenue Create.  Just been so busy.  I am glad God enabled me to create a simple project in spite of the many issues in our society that saddens me.  I spent so much time sharing God's Truth, provide Biblical reason and encouragement to those whom God sent my way.  As a believer in Christ (Born-again, John 3:3), it's hard to ignore the craziness happening in our country and the world.  From the deaths, shutdown, lock down and controversies of Covid-19 to the despicable lawlessness happening in our society for weeks now, all of that can be emotionally and mentally troubling.  But one thing kept me centered---my faith in Christ!

God is not surprised by anything!  He is perfectly in control.  His Word tells us that this world is ruled by Satan but he cannot operate beyond the boundaries that God would allow. We are to  continue the work of the Lord to shine the light of the Gospel (His death, burial and resurrection) even in the face of people's hatred.  2 Corinthians 4:4 tells us, "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." explains, "The phrase “god of this world” (or “god of this age”) indicates that Satan is the major influence on the ideals, opinions, goals, hopes and views of the majority of people. His influence also encompasses the world’s philosophies, education, and commerce. The thoughts, ideas, speculations and false religions of the world are under his control and have sprung from his lies and deceptions. Satan is also called the "prince of the power of the air" in Ephesians 2:2. He is the "ruler of this world" in John 12:31. These titles and many more signify Satan’s capabilities. To say, for example, that Satan is the "prince of the power of the air" is to signify that in some way he rules over the world and the people in it. This is not to say that he rules the world completely; God is still sovereign. But it does mean that God, in His infinite wisdom, has allowed Satan to operate in this world within the boundaries God has set for him. When the Bible says Satan has power over the world, we must remember that God has given him domain over unbelievers only. Believers are no longer under the rule of Satan (Colossians 1:13). Unbelievers, on the other hand, are caught "in the snare of the devil" (2 Timothy 2:26), lie in the "power of the evil one" (1 John 5:19), and are in bondage to Satan (Ephesians 2:2). So, when the Bible says that Satan is the "god of this world," it is not saying that he has ultimate authority. It is conveying the idea that Satan rules over the unbelieving world in a specific way. Satan’s scheme includes promoting false philosophies in the world—philosophies that blind the unbeliever to the truth of the Gospel. Satan’s philosophies are the fortresses in which people are imprisoned, and they must be set free by Christ."

Truthfully,  I am sad to see many "self-proclaimed Christians" bow down in support/defense of the lawlessness we see in our nation.  Insane propaganda to rid of police and the overwhelming agreement of the mainstream media and the left-leaning (Democratic/Socialist/Liberals/Globalist) politicians revealed their true agenda.  After all, they have done everything the last three years to rid of POTUS Trump but to no avail.  Why?  Because they will not win against the God who appointed him.  I cannot explain how anybody can withstand wave upon wave of vicious propaganda from every sphere of society unless the Lord's hand is upon him.  God also blessed His presidency with a strong economy that was able to overcome the economic impact of the pandemic.  But God is not done!  So, the evils that be that's trying to usher in the One World Government is doing everything they can to rid of our President by creating this present chaos---targeting the law enforcement, disarm the citizens and spread hate and fear in our country.  Antifa, Black Lives Matter and the Sunrise Movement are all part of these despicable attempt to bring everyone to their knees and bow down to their Satanic CULT of race and police shaming.  They used the local officials to restrain our law enforcement and let the despicable terrorists/anarchist ran over our cities, harm our people and desecrate our monuments without consequence.  Can't you see that these has nothing to do with justice for Floyd? All of America (every race) wanted justice for his murder.  But like many of us already suspected, an evil agenda to destabilize our country using "racism" as a weapon was ushered in by terrorist and anarchist hiding in the midst of peaceful protesters with the goal to destroy our cities, spread hatred and destruction to overthrow our government.  John 10:10 clearly states, "The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."  No matter what sentiments they put forth to explain their horrendous acts, you are forced to pick a side---GOOD or EVIL!  Are you for CHRIST or for SATAN?  And let me be clear, anyone who supports the stealing, killing and destruction by being quiet about it (for fear of backlash) when God gave you a platform to share His Word are as guilty as those who committed the acts themselves.  Many of those who claimed to be Christians are not true believers.  Sad but true!  Those who truly placed their faith in Christ are characterized by obedience to God's Word (even if it hurts) and not driven by personal issues and emotions.  If you felt God is speaking to you today, acknowledge and repent of your sin and surrender everything to the Lord.  He still forgives and will cleanse you of all unrighteousness.  

For this Card, I used an image from Stampendous with my fave Changito image and colored it with my Primacolor markers.  The base is a pre-cut A2 card from Paper Studio and the sentiment is from Printworks.  The DP's are from Paper Studio and I added ribbon from my stash.



This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge---E is for Earthbound Animal
Colour Crazy---ATG
Crafty Catz---ATG/Add Number/s
Creative Fingers---ATG
Simply Create Too---ATG
Aud Sentiment---ATG with Sentiment
Crafty Creations---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG
2 Crafty Critter---ATG with Animal/s
A Perfect Time---ATG
Classic Design---ATG
Crafts Galore---ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG with Animal/s
Creative Craft---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Morgan's Artworld---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG

This is it for now, guys.  Make sure to join us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create---for an Anything Goes Challenge with an optional theme.  Can't wait to see what you create. The Lord is with you every step of the way so, don't compromise God's Word nor be afraid of the what the future holds based on your faithfulness to His Word.  Great is our eternal reward in heaven for us whose trust in not of the world but in Christ!

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  1. yes, our world is surely in a sad place - but as you say GOD is in total control!! Hallelujah.
    Loving this simple but fun card Jo Ann
    Stay safe

  2. brilliant make, thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

  3. What a really cool design and lovely project you have created here. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  4. Thankyou for sharing your lovely, fun card with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  5. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Fingers Challenge.

  6. What an adorable critter. He looks like he's having fun. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  7. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  8. This is a fab card,

    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments and Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

  10. Very cute card...thanks to join Morgan's Artworld ...wish to see you again
    Lady DT

  11. Great card thanks for sharing at Colour Crazy Challenge

  12. What a sweet card and I love the matching envelope! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. DT Kathy []



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