Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Challege #167 - Anything Goes

Welcome back for another GREAT new Anything Goes challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for joining us this week.  We LOVE seeing all the beautiful creations you share with us each week, and we really hope you are all doing well; experiencing God's blessings, and enjoying your creative time.  We just LOVE that you play along with us and allow us to see your creative works.

In this week's scripture, 3 John 2, God tells us that He wants very much for all men to prosper, and to be in good health.  This letter was originally written by John to a dear friend in Christ named Gaius.  It is believed that perhaps Gaius had been ill, and that John was wishing him wellness in his health - the same way that he was prospering in his soul (spiritually).  Of course, our spiritual condition is first and foremost VERY important to God.  We need to be saved - that's just a given.  But beyond that, God wants us to prosper financially, and to be in good health as well.  This is why John sent Gaius good wishes for health and prosperity.  Many of our followers (friends of Word Art Wednesday) have shared with us that they're going through various medical issues.  Please know that when you share your burdens with us, we really do pray for you.  But what's even more important than that; is knowing that the Lord Jesus Christ TRULY CARES about your health and prosperity.  You are important to Him, and He desires for you to be well.  If you are going through a difficult time financially or medically (or both), please know that God cares about you.  It's not ever His desire for you to be ill or struggling.  We encourage you to cast your burdens on Him, for He cares about you! (1 Peter 5:7).  Please, dear Christian, DON'T get down-hearted.  God cares so much about you.  Even if you're going through something difficult, keep your faith strong.  NEVER stop praising Him.  Trust that He knows the outcome, and that He is in complete control of the journey.  Simply tell Him your worries, your needs, your cares, and God WILL take care of you.  Sometimes He tests us, and allows us to struggle so that we can show our faith.  Don't let it throw you!  Continue to trust, continue to praise Him, and never forget that (just like Gaius) God cares about YOU and wants for you to prosper and be in good health.  There is joy in the journey when we learn to trust Him in all things.  You're never in your situation alone.  What a wonderful promise.  God knows how the story ends.  Just trust Him and lean on Him for the strength you need when you are weak.  His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).

As always, you are welcome to save this week's 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 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 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".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you!

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
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AND NOW.......Here are our LUCKY WINNERS:
The lucky winner of this week's prize of a
$10 Gift Certificate to V's Sweet Ideas is
Lucky Entry #11 - Dottie S.
This week's fabulously FUN digital sponsor is
Robyn's Fetish.  The lucky winner of our digital
prize from Robyn's Fetish is
Lucky Entry #53 - Renate
 WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
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Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Another wonderful WAW post with thoughts to uplift and encourage!
Some great inspiring work by DT - I love it all, Shaz in Oz.x

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Amazing DT creations, as usual! Thanks for another fun & inspirational challenge! God bless everyone!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love this week's Bible verse. Blessings to all the creative DT members!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous inspiration from the DT. Thanks for another challenge!

Create With Joy said...

Thank you for sharing this week's uplifting message (as well as these beautiful DT inspirations!)

You ladies are always such an inspiration to me!

My card - #12 - speaks to this theme as well.

Have a blessed week, dear friends!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge, verse and message.
Lovely cards by the design team.

Bunny said...

What a great message this week. Sometimes, it is just so perfect for what people are going through. Thank you.

Great DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

Migdalia said...

A beautiful verse!! wonderful projects.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Gaylynn said...

Thank you for the invitation to play along in this inspirational challenge. Very happy to join in this week. Lovely projects today.

Janeen said...

beautiful cards. wonderful verse. thank you for giving us such pretty scripture verses. I was invited to participate by Karen L. Thank you Karen for visiting my blog and inviting me. I didn't know you all were here.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Thanks Karen for visiting my blog and inviting me to your challenge! Beautiful cards , happy to link up with you!

America said...

Lovely DT Inspiration. Fab Challenge Blog.

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