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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Scripture Series: That I May Know Thy Testimonies Card---You Still Have Time to Join Us at our Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, friends!  It's time for another bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  There is still a few days to join this Challenge so, please visit our WAW site and get a chance to win some goodies from our featured sponsor---Stamp Simply Stamps.  This time, we are using a Scripture Word Art that comes from Psalm 119:125,129 which tells us, "I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.  Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them."

Nothing that is known today comes from man's own knowledge.  Whatever science and innovations we claim to know was simply discovered and these discoveries happened because God allowed man the access.  I'm sure we can all remember how we were trained in school during our science (lab) classes to make a hypothesis (intelligent guess) through observation before we begin our experiments. We have to test our theories by going through the necessary steps till we arrive to a factual conclusion. In the end, we would have proven one of these realities.  That our hypothesis is 1) totally true, 2) somewhat true or 3) totally false.  Without embarking on a thorough and deeper study, all we have are opinions, suggestions or even hearsays. 

So, imagine a world without the Word of God. There's no basis for right and wrong and everyone's doing what is pleasing to his/her own liking.  Someone could easily fool us to believing that nothing created everything and that the orderly pattern of all creation came by chance.  We know that this is utterly baseless because just examining how our own bodies function and the uniqueness of everyone's DNA, it would be hard to refute the existence of a Great Designer and an Exceptional Creator---God Almighty!  But sadly, many were and are still consumed by such craziness. The truth of the matter is, there is no way our finite minds could ever fathom God's infinite fullness unless the Creator reveals Himself to His creation.  When Adam betrayed God through disobedience, the Sin Nature that was innately in Satan resided and dominated the hearts of humankind.  We turned into rebels---always seeking our own pleasure instead of seeking and serving God.  It needed a supernatural act of God to rescue us from the eternal wrath that was sure to befall us.  Because of our Father's great love for us, He had to reveal Himself (His Truth, His Ways) to His creation in time.  Ephesians 1:7-8 tells us, "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ as a plan for the fulness of time, to bring all things in heaven and on earth together in Christ."

Jesus Christ is the complete and perfect revelation and embodiment of God's promise to mankind.  The ultimate redemptive plan of God  rested upon Him.  For by His blood, God delivered the one and only valid payment that would free everyone (willingly placing their trust in His finished work at the Cross) from eternal damnation.   No other man in history will ever qualify or duplicate what Christ has done for us no matter how rich, powerful and intelligent they are.  Apostle Peter attested to this truth in Acts 4:8-12 which tells us, "Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands before you whole.  This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.'  Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."  The Psalmist that wrote our highlighted verses in the beginning of this post was a humble servant of God asking his Master to grant him wisdom and understanding of His ways so that he would be able to serve Him accordingly and effectively.  My Life Application Bible shared this commentary which says, "The writer asked God for discernment.  Faith comes alive when we apply Scripture to our daily tasks and concerns.  We need discernment so we can understand, and we need the desire to apply Scripture where we need help.  The Bible is like medicine---it goes to work only when we apply it to the affected areas.  As you read the Bible, be alert for lessons. commands or examples that you can put into practice."  This is very true.  As a servant of God (Born-again, John 3:3) under the New Covenant, I can no longer justify a lack of knowledge and understanding about the God I serve.  Why?  Because He gave me Jesus! 

For this Card, I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called "Fashion Girls 001" that I colored using The Creative Art markers and Chromatix markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  I used a Recollection stencil to lay the cloud border panel and inked all the sides with Distress Ink.  I finished with wonky stitching and adding white nail head gems from Imaginisce.  I think it looked great!


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Paper Shelter---Digital Image
Clever Dexter---Hello Autumn
Country View---Autumnal Colors
Createful Heart---ATG/Black and Purple
Creative Crafting Uncles---Males Go Feminine
Daisy Chain---Autumn
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Things with Wings
Mix It Up---ATG/Paper Piecing
Sognando---ATG with Autumn Colors
Crafting Challenge---ATG with Autumn Colors

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 Stamp Simply Stamps giving away two stamp sets or one die-cut and one stamp set of your choice at their store. So excited to see what you come up with.  Remembering that serving God is not without rewards.  We will have all eternity to rejoice and enjoy the harvest of our faithfulness to God's calling.  

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  1. I've never thought to use a cloud stencil like this, and it's fabulous! Love the colour you chose for inking too. Such a fun image and a wonderful passage of scripture. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  2. Bellissimo progetto!!!!
    Grazie per aver partecipato alla challenge di Mirtillamente.
    Buona fortuna e spero di vederti presto!
    Roberta DT Mirtillamente

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Pearly Sparkles.

  4. A very beautiful card. I love it.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  5. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  6. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Cute as a button challenge blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  7. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  8. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at The Paper Shelter #488: Digital Image

  9. WOW! Gorgeous coloring and design. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments.

  10. What a fun image and she's just adorable! So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  11. Another absolute beautiful. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Looks great. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  12. This is so beautiful. Nice work, looks great.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  13. What a wonderful card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Diane CT

  14. Beautiful image and beautiful coloring.
    Thanks for taking part in the Mirtillamente Challenge!
    ° Evelin °° owner & designer // Mirtillamente

  15. Thanks for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog. We think your cleverly concocted creation is awesome. All the best!
    --- DT - Gina Ang ---
    Clever Dexter Challenge #22 - Hello Autumn

  16. Fabulous colouring of the image and thanks for sharing at DDS

  17. Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  18. Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us over at Clever Dexter blog for our October 2021 challenge.
    Roberta DT Clever Dexter

  19. Lovely card Jo Ann. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  20. Beautiful card. Love the image!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  21. Thanks for sharing the blog so well and I hope you have something new for me to study.
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