Hi there, Crafty friends! We are on our second week of our Challenge happening at Word Art Wednesday (WAW). As always, we feature a Scripture Word Art that you can download for free at the WAW site. Our highlighted verse today comes from Exodus 15:13 which says, "Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation."
Wow folks! If we can only fathom the depth of God's love and mercy for us (His people), we will be free of all the anxiety we carry each day. The highlighted passage above was a part of the song Moses and the Israelites sang after the Lord delivered them from the hands of the Egyptians. Many of us learned of the supernatural way God saved His people when He parted the Red Sea and made a way (dry ground) for them to get to the other side while God's enemies drowned. I was blessed by the notes I saw in my Life Application Bible as I read the previous chapter (Exodus 14) that I have to share it with you. I believe that God is going to show His supernatural (undeniable) power to put an end to the demonic ordeal we are facing in America today. It says, "Trapped against the sea, the Israelites faced the Egyptian army sweeping in for the kill. The Israelites thought they were doomed. After watching God's powerful hand deliver them from Egypt, their only response was fear, whining and despair. Where was their trust in God? Israel had to learn from repeated experience that God was able to provide for them. God has preserved these examples in the Bible so that we can learn to trust Him the first time. By focusing on God's faithfulness in the past, we can face crises with confidence rather than with fear and complaining. Exodus 14:11-12 records the first instance of grumbling and complaining by the Israelites. Grumbling would become a major problem for the people in this journey. Their lack of faith in God is startling. Yet how often do we find ourselves doing the same thing---complaining over inconveniences or discomforts? The Israelites were about to learn some tough lessons. Had they trusted God, they would have been spared much grief. The people were hostile and despairing, but Moses encouraged them to watch the wonderful way God would rescue them. Moses had a positive attitude! When it looked as if they were trapped, Moses called upon God to intervene. We may not be chased by an army, but we may still feel trapped. Instead of giving in to despair, we should adopt Moses' attitude to "stand firm and...see the deliverance the Lord will bring." The Lord told Moses to stop praying and get moving! Prayer must have a vital place in our lives, but there is also a place for action. Sometimes, we know what to do, but we pray for more guidance as an excuse to postpone doing it. If we know what we should do, then it is time to get moving. There was no apparent way of escape, but the Lord opened up a dry path through the sea. Sometimes we find ourselves caught in a problem and see no way out. Don't panic; God can open up a way."
Fellow believers, need I say more? My question is, which kind of people do you identify with in our fight against good and evil (life and death) here in America? We are facing the army of demonic globalists that seeks to annihilate our God-given rights and freedom and bathe our country with the blood of the innocent among others. They are taunting us with lies and deceit (fake data) using the Mainstream Media and Big Tech companies to convince us that we're hopeless and defeated. And several of us have listened to their lies. Did we forget about God and His goodness demonstrated to us four years ago when He miraculously saved us from the hand of the likes of Jezebel? Without God's intervention, our country would have been four years down into captivity. Though God's enemy attempted countless times to undo what God did in our midst the last four years, all of them failed miserably. But the enemy is persistent. Right this moment, Satan and his minions assembled everything/everyone he got to wage war against God's people here in America through criminal acts of fraud in a huge scale in an attempt to topple God's chosen leader and pursue the agenda of death they failed to implement four years ago. With all the great things God has done for us , are we going to grumble and complain too? Or are we going to be like Moses who called unto God (prayer), maintained a positive and trusting attitude, and obedient when God called him to action? America may be surrounded and God will have to part the Red Sea of our day to make a way for us. As for me, too many times I've seen the power of God in my life through the saving grace of Jesus Christ and His faithfulness to His Word that I couldn't justify unbelief. So let all the Moses' of this generation rise up and take our place. Stand firm and see the glory of God displayed once again for all the world to see. VICTORY IS OURS IN JESUS CHRIST!
For this Card, I used an image from Digital Two that I colored using my Prismacolor markers. The base is a pre-cut A7 Kraft that comes with an envelope. I used my own cloud stencils and Distress Ink (Broken China) to add the clouds and the brads are from Recollections. Lastly, I added some fancy stitching for added dimension.
THY HOLY HABITATION CARD WITH ENVELOPE
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
A Bit More Time---ATG
A Perfect Time---ATG
Academy Scrap Art---Mood Board
Craft Dee BowZ---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Fave Sketch
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
MIU---ATG/Make Own Background
Not Just Cards---ATG
Sognando---ATG and Fave Color (Green)
Crafting Challenge---Add a Sentiment
Crafty Catz---ATG/Outside Pursuits
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 sponsor for this week is Emma's Paperie (Prize package worth $50). So excited to see what you come up with. Anyway, cheer up and let the joy of the Lord overtake you today. If you are trusting in Jesus, fear can't move you.
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Wow Jo Ann, what a wonderful scene, great colouring and your design with the text panel is enchanting.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.
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So beautiful, Jo Ann! We love seeing you enter our weekly challenges at QKR Stampede this fortnight and hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck.ReplyDelete
what a beautiful and calming picture, thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challengeReplyDelete
Hi this is stunning card. I love the scene you have created. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #81 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is Geko Galz. Hugs Jackie DT xxxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Jo Ann! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Gale DT
What a great card; so many layers...and BRADS, I haven't seen brads used in ages, but they are perfect here. Love your scripture teaching too!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap; hope to see you again next month!
Beautiful colouring. Love the CAS design! Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. Best of luck with your entry! NickReplyDelete
Just perfect for the Challenge!ReplyDelete
We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
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Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx
Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
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This is absolutely gorgeousReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry
That is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Nice work.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
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Gorgeous and beautiful put together. Love the scripture with the image. Thanks for joining us at LTCCBReplyDelete
Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create :)Ines DTReplyDelete
We are happy that you played with us in the November AcademyScrapArt Challenge.ReplyDelete