Happy New Year to you all. Praying for a year of blessing and drawing closer to the Lord.
We are starting a new year of challenges for Word Art Wednesday and we have some fabulous sponsors for 2019! It's going to be a great year! This challenge sponsor is Clearly Besotted. Here is the link to their blog for some inspiration and be sure and check out their cute January release!
Here is my card for this weeks Anything Goes, Family Friendly Challenge:
I've used the Penny Black stamp called Cones and Berries, and stamped on watercolor paper using Tomboy and Distress Markers on the stamp then spritzed with water. I used PrimaMarketing watercolors (Decadent Pies) to create the background. The pattern paper (Carta Bella - The Great Outdoors 6x6 pad) was trimmed to fit the card base. I printed the Scripture Art on 67# white card stock and diecut it using the Cross Stitched Square by Cottage Cutz.
The Scripture for this challenge is Ephesians 6:11, which is our reminder to keep ourselves protected and guarded from the enemy of our soul by putting on God's armor. You should read all of chapter 6, it gives us a description of each piece of armor that protects us. It reminds us that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness which wars against us. It's the spiritual wickedness in high places which tries to discourage and cause us to reject the love and salvation of our Lord. But God is greater and has provided us spiritual weaponry to help us to be victorious over the powers of darkness! It gives us the strength to stand strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS MIGHT! So thankful for God's faithfulness.
I chose the lamppost on my card to represent God shining His light in our dark world. It's amazing how a small amount of light dispels the darkness so I pray we will continue to walk in the light and be the light that Jesus has called us to be. Be encouraged this year and know that the Lord will be with us and I trust He will give us the boldness to shine brightly for Him.
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