Hi there, friends! It's time for another bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW). This time, we are using a Scripture Word Art that comes from Psalm 69:30 which tells us, "I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving."
We just celebrated Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. In spite of everything we were asked to put up with this year by our local officials and the non-stop noise of the Fake News Media and demonic agenda of our enemies from within to place us in the state of panic, fear and government dependence to ultimately destroy and overtake this nation, many of us still understands the sovereign rule of Almighty God who has control over-all. For if it's up to the devil, we have long been gone and every soul doomed with him. But the God Who created everything and knows the beginning from end spoiled his plan when He sent His One and Only Son---JESUS CHRIST to this world and redeemed all of mankind. That whosoever receives His finished work at the Cross through repentance from his old ways and accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior no longer live in bondage with the enemy. Instead he lives in the freedom that his faith in Jesus Christ has provided for him. So yes, no matter what is happening in this world that is directly or indirectly affecting us, we have a lot to thank God for---the blessings of protection, provision and ultimately salvation that He provided us. Our faith (believe, trust, adherence, dependence) in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word makes a lot of difference on how we walk and live each day.
Sadly, many people in this world believe that it's okay to believe in anything just as long as it would not physically hurt them. Before I came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (Born-again, John 3:3), I was one of them. If things sounds good or believable and shared by family and friends, it's fine. I live by the saying, "There's no harm in believing." But after I gave my life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, I now totally disagree. For what you choose to agree and give your faith into, you're giving it consent to move and influence your life. One example of that is if somebody tells you you're going to die if you don't hide in your house, wear a mask and avoid seeing your friends and family to protect yourself. That you have to refrain from going to Church and open your mouth to sing praises to the Lord for you may spread or catch the virus. But you can go shopping for food, alcohol or go into Casinos and the crown virus will leave you be as long as you don't go near other people. If you put your thinking brains on, something is not adding up. Another example is getting into a restaurant with a mask and once you are seated, you may remove the mask as the virus is going to grant you privacy while eating since the tables and chairs are disinfected. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to conclude that these are pretty ridiculous. You see, one thing is true since the Fall of Man--- everyone will leave this earthly suit and God, Our Creator, is the Only One who knows the exact day and time for each man. I'm not saying that the threat is not real but allowing something to totally control your life and rob you of your freedom is also an evidence of your lack of faith in God who created you with a purpose. God is able to heal, protect and provide for ALL your needs. You can find all of God's promises in His Word. He told us never to fear (fear not) 365 times throughout His Word. Come to think of it, good for everyday of the year. It's not true that there's no harm done when you simply believe. Doctrines, teachings, writings and even customs and traditions contrary to the Word of God can influence your eternal destination---forever in God's presence or eternal damnation with Satan. It's extremely important to saturate ourselves with the Word of God where the promises of God dwells. It has the power to heal and deliver us from all the wiles of the enemy. Release God's Word in faith and believe it shall come to pass even when all we see in the natural is the opposite. Our faith is not in what we feel, see or think. It is anchored in the fulfillment of God's promises in His Word. As it is written in Romans 3:4, "Let GOD be TRUE and every man a liar."
For this Card, I used an image from Clearsnap that I stamped with a Ranger Sepia Ink and layered in this card. The sun die-cut is from Heidi Grace and the train border punch is from Martha Stewart. The sentiment inside the card is a border stamp from Stampabilities. I finished this card with some stitching for added dimension.
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