Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Anything Goes #422 - #423

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for our second challenge of the new year.  If you haven't yet had a chance to check out all our amazing 2020 Sponsors, you can see the entire list on the Sponsors Page.  For this challenge, we are blessed and grateful to have the WONDERFUL Neat & Tangled with us, as well as a WINNER from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps. There's lots of fun waiting for you, so let's get started.  And thanks again for joining us.

Our word art/scripture focus is Lamentations 3:25 which says, "The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him".  Let's break it down.  The first part tells us that "the Lord is good unto them that wait for Him".  You see, once we have asked the Lord God, Jesus Christ, to save us and dwell within our heart; He is ALWAYS there.  However, there are still going to be times when we struggle, get sad, and lose hope.  But this verse tells us that God is good to us when we WAIT for Him.  Our prayers aren't always answered WHEN and HOW we want, but they are always answered.  During those periods of time that we wait for Him to answer our prayers and guide us, He is good to us.  He comforts us and gives us the strength and wisdom we need to get through the situation.  We need to remember that His timing is always perfect, and that He knows what's best for us.  So while we wait, He continues to "be good to us" because He loves us.  The latter part of the verse tells us that this happens "to those who seek Him".  Let me ask you this....when something unwanted happens in your life, what is the first thing you do?  This verse reminds us that when troubles arise, the first thing we should always do is to "seek Him".  We do this by calling on Him.  And let me remind y'all that God LOVES to hear from us.  When troubles arise, seek Him!  Call out His name and ask for the help you need.  Through prayer and petition (asking), He is good to us.  But we have to "seek Him" (call on Him) first.  God loves you SO much.  He wants to be there for us, and He will be there for us; but we first have to ask Him for the help and direction we need, be willing to wait patiently for His answer, and then thank Him for being so good to us.  I know personally that I could never handle life's troubles alone.  He is SO good, and it's important to recognize that He will always be there and be good to us when we seek after Him.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. 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 the 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!
Check out our sponsor for this challenge:
Our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge is
Neat & Tangled.  This adorable on-line shop
carries high-quality acrylic stamps, dies,
sequins, stencils and more.  Be sure to
stop by and look around.  One lucky person
will win a $15 voucher to spend at the
wonderful Neat & Tangled.  Woo hoo!

AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
store, and they carry all your favorite lines
as well as their very own line of stamps and
dies.  One lucky person has won their choice of
either any two (2) stamp sets, OR any one (1)
stamp set and one (1) die-cut.  Be sure to
some shopping!  You're sure to find something
amazing.  And...there's LOTS of great new
inspiration on the Stamp Simply Blog.
Our lucky winner this time is.....

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen to claim prize
(per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

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

From the Neat & Tangled Design Team
Tee Minner Using Grateful Heart Stamp Set
And Koren Wiskman Using the same

Our January Guest Designer, Princess Jones
Using Bold Brew from
Sponsor, Neat & Tangled

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


KT Fit Kitty said...

So very excited to see my name as the lucky winner - Yay! I just emailed you, Karen! Thank you so much! And thank you for another challenge and for inspiring us with your thoughtful devotional about prayer. The scripture art is beautiful, and the inspiration samples are gorgeous! I will be back to join your challenge!

Janis said...

Congratulations to Kitty!!! Yay!! And congrats to the Top Picks, also. Well done, everyone!
What a beautiful scripty font for the lovely scripture!! Love all the samples by the team. Maxine's is esp pretty with the beautiful ribbon and lovely pearls.
Thank you for another wonderful challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Fikreta said...

Wonderful insiration projects from team!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci à la DT pour sa belle inspiration.
Bonne année 2020 à toutes et tous.

Thank you to DT for its beautiful inspiration.
Happy new year 2020 to all.
Hugs. said...

Thank you for having such fabulous inspiration and focus!! It really inspires me!