Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Challenge #61 - Trust/Anything Goes

Well, here we are in 2013 - and it's sure to be a great year here at Word Art Wednesday.  We have so many exciting things happening, and if you didn't read all the news in yesterday's post, please scroll down to read about all the updates as God continues to bless us.  It's wonderful, and we give Him all the praise and glory.  We hope that each of YOU will join us this year as we create art and share the talents God has given each of us.  This week will be our first week having a Top 3, and we have THREE AMAZING PRIZES this week for THREE lucky winners.
 
This week's scripture is Psalm 118:8 - "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man."  This verse is an important one because we really do have to understand and remember that God has ALL the answers we will ever need, and that we need to place complete confidence in that fact.  Men (friends, relatives, co-workers, etc.) will always try to "give their two cents worth", but our ultimate decisions need to come from Him/His Word.  There are some religious groups out there who take their spiritual advice and teachings from "groups of men", and they will try to combine that with scripture.  God's Word tells us in Matthew 6:24 that "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other,  Ye cannot serve God and mammon."  What this means, quite simply, since these are direct words of God/Jesus Christ - it is an absolute impossibility to serve (or honor and follow) more than one leader or source of authority.  God should be the ONLY ONE who leads our lives, so for those who place their faith in the wisdom of men, they have made a huge mistake.  This is another reason why it's SO important to be involved in a Bible-based church (or home study) that is lead by nothing other than the Holy Word of God (though His annointed).  This week's scripture/word art clearly tells us that it is always better to trust in the Lord than to place our confidence in man because humans WILL disappoint us; but God never will.  It's not always easy, but again - trusting comes through faith, and God will always give us exactly what we need when we are faithful to trust Him in every aspect of our lives.
 
As always, feel free to save this week's free word art to your computer. You are welcome to copy this scripture to your computer and use it in your entry, but you are never required to do so. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, that is fine. We just want God's Word to be a blessing to you. 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. We hope you enjoy it!
Our THREE sponsors for this week's challenge are:
 
and
5 Images of the Winner's Choice from
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a $20 Gift Certificate from
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And special thanks to all our generous sponsors.
 
Last week's lucky winner of a prize from
is Entry #28 - Tracey Sabella
And now, here is a bit of inspiration from our Design Team
 
Using Sponsor, Eureka Image - Crosses Border

 
Using Sponsor, Eureka Image-Names of God
 
 
 
 
Using a Sponsor, Eureka Image - Tree
 
 
 
 
Using Sponsor, Eureka Image (Teapot), and
Daydream Designs image (inside view)
 

Using Sponsor, Eureka Image-Times of Waiting (Inside View)
 

13 comments:

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful creations Ladies!! Karen, you have won my candy here http://hazelshandmadecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/happy-new-year-candy-winner-and-new-look.html!!
May 2013 be a blessed one for you all!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Gail said...

Thanks for another card challenge - the DT did great - congratulations on winning your candy Karen! Yum, Yum give me some! Have a Happy New Year everyone!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I feel blessed to be amongst such a talented team and can't wait to see everyone's entries. Blessings!

Jennifer said...

Thank you, all of you here at Word Art Wednesday! You have been such a blessing to me and I look forward to your wonderful challenges in 2013!
Love all the new beginnings you have on your blog today!
God Bless!

Sharon Evans said...

Thanks for hosting this and congrats on winning candy. I was doing my post on Trust and restoration and decided to look and see what this weeks scripture was and it was Trust, is not the holy spirit amazing! Blessings

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

back for another week of inspiration of DT creations. Trust that you will let me know if my entries are acceptable or not.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marlou McAlees said...

happy new year everyone and great inspiration from all the team :)
Delighted to be able to join in with you this week :) xx

Karen said...

Happy New Year to this sweet and talented DT! :o) Every week you provide such love, inspiration, and Truth. It is always a pleasure to participate. Thank you for this wonderful challenge! Stunning work by everyone, as always. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Rea said...

Beautiful creations by the DT, and a special hello to Arnoldo. God bless you as you create for HIM.

Kathy D. said...

Wow! God is so amazing that he used this challenge to get through my thick head and the devils lies!
THANK YOU!!

Heidi said...

Happy New Year!
Beautiful DT work:)
Thank you for inviting me to the challenge.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Karen Letchworth invited me to play along. Here is my layout submission for the scripture challenge. http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/199877/view/3830697/-1/1.html

Monique Fox
mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

glorygirl said...

Thanks so much for the inspiring verse! I wasn't able to scrap by the deadline, but this site was my inspiration so I'll share anyway ;)

http://hisglorygirl.blogspot.com/2013/01/trusting-god-instead-of-man.html

I'll be back to play along again soon....by the deadline this next time! Have a great week!