Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Anything Goes - Weeks #491-492

Welcome, everyone!  We PRAISE GOD for a new day and a new challenge, and we're SO blessed to have you join us.  It's time for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We've got an awesome sponsor for this challenge, The Project Bin Stamps.  We also have a brief devotional, some inspiration to get you started, and lots of fun waiting for you all so let's get going with our AWESOME new challenge.  By the way, please know that we are SO super grateful to have you play along and share your God-given talents with us.

The scripture that was used to create this beautiful word art file is Matthew 6:34.  It says, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself sufficient unto the day is evil thereof".  What this verse is telling us is that, basically, we shouldn't be worrying about tomorrow.....or anything else.  God is very clear in His holy Word that He doesn't want us to worry, and that our worrying and stress can actually lead to evil/sin when we let it consume us.  When we truly surrender our lives to God and place our trust fully in Him (and all the wonders that come along with knowing Him), we are living in the moment; trusting fully that He has us in His care at all times.  God doesn't want us worrying about tomorrow (the future) as to where we'll go/live, what we'll eat, where we'll work, who we'll trust, etc.  When we are living for God, we trust Him at that moment and we have the blessed assurance of knowing He also has tomorrow (and every day thereafter) handled for us.  Whatever comes up, He will be right there to help us through it.  This doesn't mean we shouldn't be prepared for our futures, it simply means that we shouldn't ever be worried or stressed about it.  Not ANY part of it.  God encourages us (tells us, in fact) to cast ALL our worries on Him because He cares about us.  He knows that our worrying can lead to stress, which can lead to doubt, fear and all sorts of negative things that He doesn't want for us.  Whatever you're carrying around today, lay it at the feet of Jesus.  Tell Him that you're tired of carrying it.  Not only will He lift up and carry all our burdens and worries, but He actually WANTS to do so.....rather than having us carry it all.  God's got it all handled, my friends.  Give it all to Jesus, let Him sort it out and simply TRUST HIM.  What a wonderful blessing and truth from the precious Word of God.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The Project Bin Stamps is the sponsor
of our new challenge.  This FUN store is
filled with darling high-quality acrylic stamps
and lots of great inspirational samples.  Be sure
to stop by and check out The Project Bin.
One very lucky person will win a
$15 Gift Certificate to spend at
The Project Bin.  How exciting!

AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
Our previous challenge sponsor was the WONDERFUL
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  One lucky person has
won their choice of either two new stamp sets of
choice, or one stamp set and one die-cut set of  choice
from our FABULOUS friends over at
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps. Be sure to stop by and
browse their LOVELY collection of high-quality
acrylic stamps and wafer thin dies.  They have SO
many great products.  You'll want them all.
Here's our Lucky Winner!  It's

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We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.

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Bunny said...

Congratulations winner and Top picks.

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! Beautiful DT inspiration as always. Thank you for the lovely Scripture and devotion. Surely a comfort during times such as these! For I know who holds tomorrow....