Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #256 - 257

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another great challenge.  We are SO glad that you're here, and we appreciate each and every one of you for stopping by to share your art with us.  We have a FABULOUS prize again this time, some great inspirational art to share with you, a lucky winner, and a great devotional.  We're SO glad you're here, so let's get started!

Let's take a look at the verses, Psalm 95:2-3, for our beautiful new piece of word art.  First, let's all realize what a blessing and privilege it is to be able to come directly "before His presence".  The almighty, sovereign God of the Bible allows us (sinners) to come directly to Him.  That, in and of itself, is a HUGE blessing and privilege.  When we do come into His awesome presence, it should always be done with reverence for WHO HE IS (the God and Creator of the universe).  That alone should cause us to approach Him with thanks.  We owe Him thanks for loving us, taking mercy on us, and dying for us.  We are also told to "make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms".  That doesn't mean we need a beautiful singing voice.  It simply means that when we approach Him, we need to remain reverent and bear in mind that He is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Alpha and Omega, and EVERYTHING we need to obtain eternal blessing and security.  So, coming before Him making a joyful noise and with psalms simply means that His much-deserved praises should ALWAYS be on our lips.  We need to remember to lift Him up and keep a joyful noise of grateful praise in our hearts as we approach Him.  That's not necessarily our singing voice; but rather, a genuine heart that is filled with love, joy and excitement about approaching Him for who He is.....our AMAZING SAVIOR.  He alone is worthy of all our praise and honor.  For the Lord "is a great God, and a great King above all gods".  There are many "gods" out there (some self-proclaimed, some made up by individuals or religions, etc., but there is only ONE TRUE GOD, and His name is Jesus Christ, the God and Savior of the Bible.  He truly IS a great king above all gods.  That's because He wasn't fabricated by mankind, and He wasn't conveniently created in the minds of a false religion.  He alone is the ONE TRUE GOD who existed before time began, created everything out of nothing, and the One who was the ONLY perfect sinless sacrifice who could die to satisfy the debt of our sinful human condition.  He really IS a great king above all gods, and I am blessed to know Him as my very own Lord and Savior.......and YOU can, too!  The Bible tells is that "whosoever shall CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD shall he saved.  Saved from what?  Well, there's enough darkness and evil in this world to help you figure out that one.  There is a literal Heaven and a literal Hell waiting for each of us; and by choosing to "come before His presence making a joyful noise with psalms will surely bring us the peace and joy....for He alone truly is a GREAT GOD, and a great King above all "gods".  We sure hope that you know Him in this way because a relationship with Him is like no other, and is life-changing (not only here on earth, but for ALL eternity).

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week. The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.

AND NOW.......Our SUPER sponsor for this challenge:
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One lucky person will win a fabulous prize package
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craft elastic, paper scraps, tissue scraps and fabric glue.
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AND NOW.......Our VERY Lucky Winner:
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and one lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
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Someone has won a $25 Gift Certificate
from our good friends at Simon Says Stamp
and that very lucky person is......

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry # 34 - Kbrandy4
Entry # 207 - Vicky Tovar
Entry # 309 - Vinita Jain

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's some inspiration to get you started:


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

He is the King of Kings!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow!! What a great verse, and what true words you say in that it is a heart full of love fir our Lord God that truly rejoices Him, that's what true praise is, from the heart.
Thanks to the wonderful DT and their great inspiration and sharing with us each fortnight. Congrats also to the winners. 😊
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

New Creations said...

Yay! What a surprise for me!
After 3 years of continuous participation, at last, I am in your Top 3!
Congrats to winners and other toppers too! will mail soon to Karen!

Donna said...

Beautiful creations from the DT ladies.
Thank you for another super challenge.
Blessings to each and every one of you! xx

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful design team inspiration, Thanks for the challenge

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge and bible verse. Lovely work by the design team.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work as always DT

Jenna ♥ said...

Very nice creation!!!

Migdalia said...

Wonderful creations by the DT! Lovely verse!

Janis said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you for this lovely challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Fikreta said...

great dt cards!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I had an editing oops in which I deleted the 10th entry of mine and so I removed the challenge from that post and put it on one from today and entered it for #10 entry.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"