Welcome back by, everyone! It's time for a brand new challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we're THRILLED to have you join the fun. We have another awesome sponsor for this challenge, and lots of inspiration. Thank you so much for coming back week after week to play along with us. Seeing your cards and projects is such a treat, and we're inspired by each of you. If you're here for the first time, WELCOME. We really are super grateful for each of you, and it's our hope that this challenge blog will be a place of encouragement to you.
The scripture used for the word art you see below is Proverbs 18:10 which says "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe". Let's break it down. As I've attempted to explain in the past; when we see the name of God as LORD (all capitals) in the Old Testament, it is referring to Yahweh God (the Father). When we see it in the New Testament, it refers to Jesus Christ. Ultimately the same person/God, but He is called by many names - all of which are still God. Because He alone is God, we are assured that His name (LORD) is a strong tower. When we dwell in Him, we are safe. As we grow in our faith, it becomes even more apparent to us that He is our strength and our hiding place or shelter. The latter part of this verses says "the righteous runneth into it". We are "righteous" only because He is righteous and He dwells in us. This is not saying self-righteous, as it's not about us or anything we have done - it's about God living in us and what He has done for us by giving His life for us. As His children, we learn to run to Him for everything. And finally, this verse says "and is safe". This doesn't mean that nothing bad is ever going to happen to God's children. In fact, most times when we get "hurt" or experience trials, it's because we've stepped out of our "safe tower", we've wandered out into the world without consulting Him, and WHACK! We get hurt, or troubles come our way. When it says that "we are safe" when we run to Him, it's reassuring us that He'll always provide a safe place for us because He hears us, He cares about us, and He has everything concerning us under control. However, it's up to us to make that first step of calling on the name of Jesus (the LORD God) for our salvation, and then abiding in His safety. I know that I couldn't make it through one day without Him. I don't even want to think about it. And most importantly, let's remember that this world is not our eternal home. We will each spend our eternity in one of two places - in Heaven with Him, or in Hell without Him. What a joy it is to always feel safe, to feel protected, to feel loved, and to KNOW FOR SURE where we will spend eternity. Let the LORD be your strong tower. Run to Him when you need safety, strength and love. He will keep you safe - today, tomorrow, and for ALL eternity. Praise 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:
Our friends over at Heartfelt Creations are
sponsoring this challenge. You are going to
LOVE this sweet shop filled with the most
lovely stamps, dies, flower molds, stamens
and SO much more. One lucky person is
going to win a generous $20 Gift Certificate
to spend at Heartfelt Creations. How sweet
is that? We hope you will stop by and see
everything at Heartfelt Creations, and to say
THANKS to EmmaLou and her team. They
are wonderful. Thanks again to our friends
at Heartfelt Creations. Create something lovely.
AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
We are SO grateful to My Scrap Cabin
for their support of our previous challenge.
PLEASE stop by My Scrap Cabin to see all
their pretty Seam Binding and treat yourself
to a bundle or two. You will absolutely LOVE
it. One lucky person has won the generous $20
Gift Certificate to spend on some of this luscious
Seam Binding from My Scrap Cabin. That lucky
person is Entry #117 - Bunny
The Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:
Entry #7 - Anushree
Entry #51 - Chitra
Top 3 or Winner's 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. We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses. We're SO grateful.