Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Challenge #53 - Give Thanks

This verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, that says "In everything give thanks" means that it is the will of God that we thank Him IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE.  How many of us would stub our toe and say, "thank you, Lord"?  Or, how many of us would lose our jobs, and say, "Oh, Thank You, Lord".  Yet, that's exactly what this verse is saying.   We need to learn, and trust, that in every single circumstance, we need to give thanks to God because HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR US in every circumstance.  God is sovereign, and He doesn't allow anything to happen to His children by accident.  It's all a part of His master plan; and when we learn to thank Him in our circumstance, we will be more able to clearly see His perfect will for our lives, or "see the bigger picture".  So.....the next time something happens to you - good or bad - remember to say, "thank you, Lord - I know you have this under control and I trust You.  I want to know your will for my life".  You will be amazed at how God will reveal His will to you when you learn to thank Him in every circumstance.

You are welcome to go with this "Give Thanks" theme if you'd like, but it's just a suggestion.  Our Design Team has used this verse to create our art, but you are welcome to share whatever you choose.  We always leave the creative decisions to YOU, and we love to see the art that God lays on your hearts to create - including cards, layouts, altered art, you name it.  We really appreciate having you share your creativity with us.

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.

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The lucky winner of last week's prize from:
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is Entry #37 - Linda B.

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And now, here's a little bit of inspiration from our Design Team:

Carole Robb Bisson, Our November Guest Designer
A special word of THANKS to Carole for jumping in
at the last minute to Guest Design for us!

An altered plate - How cool is that?

Using a Daydream Designs image (Pilgrims, wheat, pumpkin)

Using a Daydream Designs image (Fall Bingo card)


tammy said...

BEAUTIFULLY said:) and SOOO appropo for this day:) I just love you:) Huge hugs!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Gail said...

The DT did a lovely job on their creations -thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Epie said...

Goodmorning ,
Thanks Karen for your visit at my blog , I sign in at your Word Art ,and I like your art made by the Design Team , beautiful cards !


gRiSeL™ said...

Wow, SOOO happy and blessed to have found another Christian challenge blog!!!!!!!! GOD is really looking out for me!!! Looking forward to future challenges on here!!!! LOVE it!!!! :D Have a blessed day!!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Beautiful inspiration from the DT! Having trouble linking my card but will check back in a while to try again!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Beautiful inspiration from the DT! Trying to link my card but having trouble so will try again later!

shelly said...

beautiful cards from the dt thank you for inviting me to your blog karen.

DIANA L. said...

Great challenge always good to be reminded to give thanks in all siituations

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for the timely and seasonally appropriate challenge! The DT have really outdone themselves--gorgeous work! :)

Jacqueline said...

A well timed challenge for me to give thanks in all things, thank you!

Dawn T said...

Just found your challenges. Great blog. I'll be back again.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I am thankful for all the men and women in our armed forces. Blessings!

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for your challenge. I have so much to be thankful for!

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