Hello there, guys! HAPPY BELATED MOTHER'S DAY to all Crafty Mamas like me out there! Hope you had lots of fun celebrating your special day with your love ones. So, we began another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) over a week ago featuring another Scripture Word Art which you can download for free at the WAW site. It comes from Proverbs 31:30 which says, "Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."
Let me begin by stating what My Life Application Bible shared about Proverbs 3:10-31 which included our highlighted verse in this post. It says, "Proverbs has a lot to say about women. How fitting that the book ends with a picture of a woman of strong character, great wisdom, many skills, and great compassion. Some people have the mistaken idea that the ideal woman in the Bible is retiring, servile, and entirely domestic. Not so! This woman is an excellent wife and mother. She is also a manufacturer, importer, manager, realtor, farmer, seamstress, upholsterer, and merchant. Her strength and dignity do not come from her amazing achievements, however. They are a result of her reverence for God. In our society where physical appearance counts for so much, it may surprise us to realize that her appearance was never mentioned. Her attractiveness comes entirely from her character. The woman described in this chapter has outstanding abilities. Her family's social position is high. In fact, she may not be one woman at all---she may be a composite portrait of ideal womanhood. Do not see her as a model to imitate in every detail; your days are not long enough to do everything she does! See her instead as an inspiration to be all you can be. We can't be just like her, but we can learn from her industry, integrity and resourcefulness. The book of Proverbs begins with the command to fear the Lord (Proverbs 1:7) and ends with the picture of a woman who fulfills this command. Her qualities are mentioned throughout the book: hard work, fear of God, respect for spouse, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor, wisdom in handling money. These qualities when coupled with fear of God, lead to enjoyment, success, honor, and worth. Proverbs is very practical for our day because it shows us how to become wise, make good decisions and live according to God's ideal."
I am totally humbled by how our Father in heaven created us (women) with all Godly characteristics and potentials to be a great help mate to our spouses (men). But because of Sin, we were marginalized and treated by many as sexual objects, not capable of doing anything big. But when we subscribed to the Word of God and gave ourselves completely and wholeheartedly to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (Born-again, John 3:3), He shows us that we can do great and mighty things through Him as well as our true purpose for living. It's not about the physical beauty which is temporary but the beauty that comes from a heart that fears (in awe of) God! Unlike physical beauty, spiritual beauty gets better with time---perfected in eternity! It does not say about being perfect in this world for none of us can boast of perfection at the moment. But we are sanctified (set apart) daily to be all God wanted us to be which will happen when we see our Savior face to face. No matter what our past life looked like, God is able to transform our hearts and minds to the likeness of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit living inside every believer today.
So, in these days where an evil agenda is rampant in trying to replace women with "fake" women, let us show the world what a true woman looks like---one that truly fears God and does not succumb to the fake and the bullies. True women are bearers of truth and would not surrender their worth, honor and integrity to the perverted, twisted and the deceived. We speak and act God's truth in love even when it is viewed by others as hate. Let us protect our children by first establishing a Godly foundation as early as we can and stay on top of those people, establishments and influences in their lives. We entrust our children to the Lord in prayer as we help each other watch over our kids. A popular quote says, "it takes a village to raise a child." But when the village includes social media, entertainment, schools (education) and many other entities that are widely influenced by the satanic agenda nowadays, we need to specify. So I say, it takes a village of God-fearing and concerned parents to raise a child." And us, mothers, have a big role to play. See to it that we adhere with Proverbs 22:6 which says, "Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
For this Card, I used an image from Penny Black called "Ebullient" that I colored using my Ohuhu markers. For the base, I used a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square and used my Crop-a-dile to round the corners. I added Washi tape from Tape Works, some nail head gems from Imaginisce and glitters on the image from Stickles (Crystal). Finally, I stitched all over this project.
SHE SHALL BE PRAISED CARD INSIDE
SHE SHALL BE PRAISED CARD WITH ENVELOPE
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
A Place to Start---ATG/And Other Thing
Aud Sentiments---Watecolor and/or Spring with Sentiment
Get Creative---Flower Frenzy
Path of Positivity---Inspired by Nature
Passion for Markers---Use Markers and Add a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create---Say it with Flowers
Lil' Patch of Crafty---ATG
My Bestie Spanish---ATG
Stamping Sensations---Must be Stamped Image with optional Stencil
We Love Stamping---Anything Stamped with option "In the Garden"
Gem of a Challenge---ATG
Penny Black---ATG/Use Patterned Paper
Crafty Catz---ATG with option Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Paper Dragonfly---Anything Goes/Flies or Island Paradise
Time Out---Inspired by Words
A Perfect Time---ATG
Beautiful Blossoms---Anything Flowers with Optional Mood Board
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Creatalicious---ATG/Use 3 or More Patterned Papers
Lets Craft and Create---ATG with optional Ribbon, Lace or Twine or all
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Mix It Up---ATG/Embossing
The Crafting Challenge---Add an Embellishment
The Creative Crafters---ATG
The Four Seasons---Spring
Worldwide Crafters---ATG with Image
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 this week. Great prize to be won from our wonderful sponsor---Lawn Fawn ($25 GC). So excited to see what you come up with. Anyway, cheer up and let the love of the Lord overtake you today. We, Moms, have a lot to be thankful for when we have Jesus inside of us!
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