Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Challenge #49 - Be Ye Kind

This week's free word art/scripture file is Ephesians 4:32 and it tells us that we are to be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving to one another; just as God, for Christ's sake, was kind, tenderhearted and forgiving toward us when He died for our sins giving us the gift of eternal life with Him in the glory of Heaven.  It's easy to "say" that we are being kind, tenderhearted and forgiving, but we need to really examine our hearts and determine if we are truly putting those words into action.  When someone hurts you, you really can't hold onto that bitterness - you have to let it go.  It will only eat at you and destroy you if you don't give it to God.  He commands that we be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving; not only because He treated us this way, but also because He knows that our lives will be happier, more peaceful and far better when we really learn to practice what this verse teaches.  If there's something.....anything...that's been bothering you - whether it's the way someone treated you, or a person who you don't particularly like, or whatever it may be, we strongly encourage you to really pray about it this week.  Let that bitterness go, and please know that you will be blessed when you truly learn to embrace this matter of being kind, tenderhearted and forgiving.
 
We are SO blessed that God loved us enough to send His precious Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross as a sacrifice that paid the debt for our sins.  Now today, won't you give Him the burdens you've been carrying, and let Him show you the joy that you've been missing by holding onto things?  Let them go, and experience the joy that follows.  We all struggle with it, but we all need to put this beautiful verse into practice.
 
As always, feel free to save this free weekly word/scripture art to your computer. You are welcome to use it in your entry, but not required to do so. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, that is fine. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".
Here is this week's free scripture/word art file. We hope that it will be a blessing to you.

This week, for Challenge #49, our Sponsor is:
The Wonderful - Whimsy Stamps
One lucky random winner will receive
5 images of their choice from Whimsy Stamps!
Take a moment to check out their darling images. 

Last Week's Lucky Random Winners:
The winner of the "Best Witches" stamp set
from our primary sponsor from last week
My Craft Spot by Kimberly
is Entry #65 - Kathy Roney

AND.......

The winner of the prize from
 our secondary sponsor, Priyanka, at
is Entry #23 - Princess
 
Congratulations to our two lucky winners,
and a special word of thanks to ALL those who entered!
Many thanks also to Kimberly and Priyanka
our generous sponsors from last week's challenge.
And now, here's a little bit of inspiration from our Design Team:
 
 





 


 

 


 

9 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

This was such a wonderful Word Art to work with and the DT has created such wonderful inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

MariLynn said...

What a great reminder to have kindness in our lives. I was reminded while reading this post that Kindness is one of the fruits of the Spirit. Definitely what we all want in our lives. Thank you sisters for your encouragement and inspiration week after week.

~ Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful DT work, very inspiring!
{Hugs} Barb

Mynnette said...

Thank you for the chance to link up, the thoughts, the words, and the beautiful DT pieces! :)

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for allowing me to win the stamp set! Coming here and hearing God's Word from you sweet ladies is a blessing all it's own! Blessings! Kathy

Jonia said...

What beautiful art, pages, cards your design team has created for this week. I hope it is OK as I have 3 entered for this week. It just seems to be a week where I am being inspired by scripture. Thanks for the opportunity to share with you guys and for your inspiration to me.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thanks for the wonderful challenges and the great inspiration from the DT. I love your blog. Have a fabulous and blessed weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

As usual, I feel blessed to see such beautiful artwork. May the Lord be with you.

Karen H said...

Beautiful words and beautiful projects... it is always a blessing to be here! :o) Thank you for so faithfully sharing God's Word and your hearts!

Hugs and blessings!