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, April 28, 2023

Scripture Series: Power of the Holy Ghost Card---Join our Current Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, everyone!  A few days ago, we started another Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) as we feature another great Scripture Word Art (free for you to download at the WAW site).  However, what I'm posting today is the project that I made previously before this week's current challenge. I know it's extremely late but I want to share it anyhow as it may still bless somebody. It comes from 1 Peter 4:7 which says, "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."

This verse is very timely to the core issues we're dealing with in this country  nowadays. It's hard to ignore the many Bible prophecies that were fulfilled right before our eyes the past few years. As technology continues to advance, human beings annihilating themselves by what they created are becoming more apparent.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) featured in fantasy movies before are now an existential threat to humanity, as revealed by several famous tech leaders nowadays.  On the other hand---indecency, immorality and total insanity have saturated the minds of many political leaders and self-proclaimed intellectuals, influencers and Hollywood crazies.  They are living in all falsehood and are trying to convince everyone to abandon God's Word as an authority of Truth!  Those they managed to convince are spreading their poison through woke social media  who had given them a huge and unhinged platform.  Though their arguments made no sense at all, we had given them a chance to explain their insanity. But no matter how they tried to use big words to sound smart and logical, all they were able to do is spread more confusion.
The truth is that nowadays, I am sickened by "trans radicals" that would like to convince everyone that they are now a woman!  Yet no matter how many physical alterations they go through to change their outside appearance, a man cannot be a woman and a woman cannot be a man! Contrary to what human beings feel emotionally, God did not make any mistake.  God is never confused!  It is human beings that have sinned, betrayed his Maker and followed the devil in rebellion.  From then on, humanity was infected by the very nature of Satan.  Without a Savior, there's only eternal damnation for human kind.  But Jesus came to save us from sure death by way of the Cross so that by placing our faith in the victory He has won for us, we can be free from the shackles of Sin, Death and Satan.  Jesus paid for mankind's Sin so that anyone who comes to Him in repentance and accepts what Jesus accomplished at the Cross will be saved.  John 3:16 clearly says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." A new and personal relationship with Jesus Christ begins as we grow and walk in the wisdom that God's Word brings to us.  For we have to be very familiar with the genuine in order to identify the fake.  Know that we are surrounded with deceitful spirits, twisting and perverting our minds and our hearts to validate what is false and unpleasant in the sight of God.  False preachers show their true colors by abandoning the inerrancy of  the Bible to grow their congregation for money and influence.  They have adopted the ways of the world while using Jesus' name maliciously to cover up their demonic motives.  Sadly, not everybody claiming to be a Christian can discern that.  The truth is, we have to crucify ourselves from the world in order to understand and obey God.  Simply put, we have to yield to God, not Him yielding to us!  Psalm 12:6 says, "The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times." Likewise, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 
We have to respect and honor God and His Word, even if it's not convenient for us.  For God didn't tell us that following Him would be easy. However, once we desire to follow God wholeheartedly, we will see through the lies that seeks to devour us so we can boldly proclaim the truth. According to our highlighted verse, the end of all things is at hand.  Jesus told us what to expect these days so we can respond appropriately by being sober (clear/balance mind) and watchful in prayer.  God equips His saints (Born-again, John 3:3) with wisdom so that we'll know the right thing to do at any given situation. James 3:13-18 says, "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness."
For this Card, I used an image that I got from Amazon and colored it with my Ohuhu markers.  The base is a white A7 pre-cut card from Paper Studio.  The lacy circle was die-cut using Nestabilities and a perfect addition to highlight the Scripture Word Art for this Challenge.  I incorporated some nail-head gems from Imaginisce and some glitters from Stickles (Crystal). The sentiment I used inside  the card and on the envelope came from Stamp Simply Clear Stamp from the set called "Pretty Poppies." Lastly, I ran the panels through my sewing machine for some fancy and regular stitching. 




This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Crafty Catz---ATG/Things with Wings 
Crafty Gals---Easter/Spring

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 enter up to 5 times each week.  A wonderful prize awaits our winner from our lovely sponsor for this Challenge---Your Next Stamp ($20 e-GC).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, be very vigilant, pray always and meditate on God's Word.  As long as God is seated on the throne, we are never without hope.  

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Sunday, April 9, 2023

Scripture Series: Power of His Resurrection Card---There's Still Time to Join our Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, Crafty Peeps!  First of all, HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY, EVERYONE!  There's still a few days left from our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) and as always, you can use the Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site) like I did in my card sample here and link your finished project with us.  Our Word comes from Philippians 3:10 which says, "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death."
I have been absent from the Blogging world for more than a month and it just felt like a week or so ago.  Time is surely fleeting!  But this week is so important for me because I want to celebrate with everybody the fact that JESUS, OUR SAVIOR IS ALIVE! Everyday, we see the degradation and abomination of humanity (no longer concealed) but proudly  displayed by many. The intense corruption and obvious lies propagated by our government are made to look like wonderful endeavors by fake news, entertainment and social media daily.  How about the despicable abuse and deception over the minds and physical well-being of our children teaching them vile things in school confusing them of their gender?  The only way we can withstand the deception of our days is if we are rooted deeply in the Word of God!  Many so-called intellectuals and famous influencers driving the social media these days don't even know what a woman is and how she differs with man.   You see, I don't believe they don't know!  Not a bit!  They'd rather look stupid than to lose their well-paying career and power for speaking truth. What was plain and common sense in the past are twisted and perverted to fit a narrative that is all based on selfishness and emotions.  The goal has been confusion to hinder people from seeking God.   Think about it, Jesus was crucified by the so-called intellectuals of his time who claimed to know the commandments of God.  They used their influence to serve their own purpose and took advantage of people's emotions to rally the people against Jesus.  They succeeded in killing Jesus and thought they won!  Little did they know that what they've done to Christ would pave the way for the redemption of mankind.  For Jesus didn't remain in the grave but rose again on the third day defeating death forever. Acts 2:22-24 says, "Men of Israel, listen to this message: Jesus of Nazareth was a man certified by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know. He was delivered up by God’s set plan and foreknowledge, and you, by the hands of the lawless, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross. But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches."
Yes, Jesus died to free us from our slavery to Sin, Death and Satan. By repenting of our sins and entrusting our lives to the finished work (death, burial and resurrection) of Jesus Christ at the Cross, we shall be saved from eternal damnation.   The very fact that Jesus lives and resides in the heart of every believer tells us that Jesus' victory is our victory!  We are in Him and He is with us!  As Jesus bravely stood for truth and righteousness to save the lost in His time, we are to follow His example in our time at all cost!  We have to face Satan and his minions today to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  I would like to share what My Life Application Bible wrote regarding our highlighted verse today.  It says, "No amount of law keeping, self-improvement, discipline or religious effort can make us right with God.  Righteousness comes only from God, and we are made righteous (receive right standing with Him) by trusting in Christ.  He exchanges our sin and shortcomings for His complete righteousness.  When we are united with Christ by trusting in Him, we experience the power that raised Him from the dead.  That same mighty power will help us live morally renewed and regenerated lives.  But before we can walk in newness of life, we must also die to sin.  Just as the resurrection gives us Christ's power to live for Him, His crucifixion marks the death of our old sinful nature.  We can't know the victory of the resurrection without personally applying the crucifixion.  Paul gave up everything---family, friendship and freedom---in order to know Christ and His resurrection power.  We too have access to this knowledge and this  power, but we may have to make sacrifices to enjoy it fully.  What are you willing to give up in order to know Christ?  A crowded schedule in order to set aside a few minutes each day for prayer and Bible study?  Your friend's approval?  Some of your plans and pleasures?  Whatever it is, knowing Christ is more than worth the sacrifice.
For this Card, I used an Amazon  clear stamp that I colored using my Ohuhu markers.  The base is white CS that I laid on a pre-cut card from Paper Studio. I added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to the image and some white nail head gems from Imaginisce.  The sentiment used for the envelope was a rubber stamp  from Stampin' Up.  Lastly, I stitched all over this card.  




 This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
DL Art---ATG
Incy Wincy---Easter Wishes
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Pink and Grey 
Crafting Challenge---ATG/Easter
Four Seasons---ATG Spring
Stamping Sensations---Anything Stamped/CAS
We Love Stamping---Any Stamped Image/Non Fantasy Animals

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 enter up to 5 times each week.  You can win wonderful goodies from our awesome sponsor this week---The Stamps of Life ($25 GC).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the joy of the Lord overtake you as you continue to trust and  serve the Lord, knowing that in our best and worst day, we are in Christ!

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