Thursday, March 19, 2015

Glory Art Scripture Challenge #5 Not Alone

Hello Everyone,
This is my card for the Glory Art Scripture Challenge located HERE.  The challenge was to pick a verse and make a card with that thought which is so wonderfully portrayed in the song.
I found several verses that say "I will never leave you or forsake you" and wanted something different,
There are many promises saying God will never leave us, God is always with us, God is a shelter in the time of storm – which reminds me – why is it that we know this, but we usually wait until the storm is huge before we call on Him.  We think that if the “storm” is a small one, we can handle it ourselves, and that’s where the trouble starts.  We try to fix things the logical way, the comfortable way, or the most convenient way and God just stands watching us and waiting, until we are so uncomfortable or so helpless that we cry to Him.  Then He is immediately at our side to help us out of the muck we have gotten ourselves into.
I believe He wants us to call even when the storm is small, or, better yet, when we see the storm coming.  My verse is from the Psalms and they constantly point us to the heart of God.  Psalm 139:7 says "I can never be lost to your Spirit.  I can never get away from my God."  He is always there and always holding our hand and leading us when we let Him.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Glory Art Scripture Challenge #4 Wisdom

I just plain ran out of time this week and am behind on everything important.  So forgive my way too fast description  of my Glory Art Challenge for Wisdom as Wisdom is NOT something you come by in a hurry.  You can find the challenge HERE.
I am attempting to show an example of God's Wisdom with my card.
My verse is Ephesians 4:26, 27
Do not let the sun go down while  you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
Recently I was a little "miffed" at a friend - not really angry, but just a little miffed.  I kept telling myself that I was being silly but as I did this, I also started telling the person (in my mind) what I thought.  This continued for some time, and I realized instead of forgiving and forgetting, things were getting worse.  I finally asked God to help me as I realized I was not getting anywhere myself.
IMMEDIATELY a verse came to mind - the verse about not giving the devil a foothold.  This was God's Wisdom to help me and He gave it freely and as soon as I asked.
I realized I HAD given the devil a foothold and needed to ask forgiveness and start in the right direction.  I won't say it was the easiest thing, but with God holding my hand and helping me to make a fresh start, I believe I am over the hump.  The rest of my card is self explanatory, and when you ask for God's help to obey, He always gives it.