Wednesday, May 10, 2017

He Keeps His Promises - Word Art Wednesday (282 & 283)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I have a fun digital image to share today for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. It is one of our sponsor's Bugaboo Stamps cute creation called Fun Flowers.  I teamed it up with an older stamp from Gina K Designs that I love and haven't used nearly enough called Holiday Baskets.  I pulled out my Prismacolor Pencils for this one!  Hope you will link up and play along with our Anything Goes - Family Friendly Challenge, you can link  up to 5 different projects!

Additional supplies on card:
Neenah white card stock
Ribbon - American Crafts
Uniball Signa white gel pen
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die
Odorless Mineral Spirits and blender

The Scripture art on the card is from Genesis 28:15 "And, behold, I am with thee and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoke to thee of."
God is making a promise to Jacob and tells him that He will bring him back to the land. The land which God had made a covenant promise with Abraham and Isaac.  When you think about the state that Jacob is in when God renews the covenant promise you realize the faithfulness of God.  Jacob has just lied to his father Isaac, agrees to a deceitful plan with his mother (Jacob was her favorite) and is running from his family in fear of his brothers revenge for stealing away his inheritance.  It was a real mess. This was one very dysfunctional family!  But isn't that the time the Lord shows up? Right in the midst of our messes? Indeed! It shows the lengths that God goes to keep us in the palm of His hand.  Jacob had to go through a lot of trials before returning to his homeland but it was a time of dealing with some very difficult strongholds in his life and he ends up years later wrestling with the Lord and finally is marked both spiritually and physically after that encounter.  He even gets a name change and faces his fears and the Lord truly shows His faithfulness to him.
Perhaps you feel your life is in a real mess right now.  You can know that the Lord will minister to your need and get you through it.  But you must trust Him and His sovereignty.  He wants you to have hope!  There must be a deliberate effort on your (and mine) part to trust the Lord to direct your path.  As a matter of fact He want us to be diligent in setting our minds on things above rather than on our circumstances and the distractions they cause.  The deeper you immerse yourself in God's Word and His promises the more you will grow in faith and in the knowledge of God. This knowledge isn't necessarily head knowledge but heart knowledge - know the Author of the Word! That's what Jacob experienced when he wrestled with the Lord. What a difference in our outlook when we begin to apply God's Word and see His faithfulness exhibited in our lives.
It all starts by humbling ourselves before Him and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.  If you haven't done that perhaps that is why you are reading this right now.  The Lord is tugging on your heart to receive Him as Lord and Savior, please don't wait another minute! Once you invite Him into your heart it's important to tell someone. The Lord has made is simple for us, we must first admit we are sinners, then believe that God has raise Jesus from the dead, confess that He is Lord and then begin a journey with Him you will never regret. I know I have never regreted that decision, not once!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!



  1. Great card and greater post dear Natalie as you share the precious viewing of knowing our Lord God, how very rich we are in Jesus. Blessed indeed above measure.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  2. PS meant to say I do love your card too the great combo of Bugaboo flowers and basket to frame below the wonderful verse is beautiful indeed. Xx

  3. Just so beautiful Natalie. Love the wording.
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