Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Anything Goes Weeks #531-#532

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, and thanks for stopping by for another AWESOME challenge.  We have another wonderful sponsor, a brief devotional, lots of great inspiration, and fun waiting for everyone.  We're so blessed here at Word Art Wednesday by the awesome sponsors that God has provided for us.  We give Him all the praise for providing, and we keep our wonderful sponsors in our thoughts and prayers.  We do hope that you'll stop by and support these wonderful companies who do so much to bless our crafting community.  We are so very blessed.  Prause God.  PLEASE NOTE:  If you're not already FOLLOWING Word Art Wednesday, please follow us on the left hand side-bar of the blog.  It's greatly appreciated, and we thank you for it.  Now....let's get started with our challenge.

The word art scripture for this challenge is Hosea 2:19 and it reads, "And I will betroth thee unto me forever: yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies".  I studied this verse for a while and I really struggled, to be very honest, to find a way to put into words what I'd learned.  What I can say is - I believe this verse is reminding us that the more of Christ we take (betroth) unto ourselves, the more our lives will reflect the mercies and attributes that are God.  When we are able and willing to allow ALL of God's wonderful power, wisdom, judgments, love and righteousness control our lives; only then can we reflect Him and His goodness with our lives.  To experience ALL that God has for us, we must learn to "betroth" (take unto ourselves) His likeness.  This won't happen quickly.  It's a process that we continue for our entire lives (once we've accepted Christ as our Savior, and) as we study Him and His precious Word, we continually grow into ALL that He has for us.  As a mature Christian, it's important that our actions point others toward Jesus.  This can't happen if we aren't continually seeking to learn more about Him, grow in His wisdom, and take on His attributes.  Perhaps an experienced pastor or theologian would have given you a much better devotional on this verse, but this is what God laid on my heart to share and I do hope it's an encouragement to you this week.  Challenge yourself to take on ALL the wonderful attributes of God as you grow in His wisdom, His word and His love.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; 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 WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends over at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
are sponsoring this new challenge.  AWESOME!
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps is a great store
that's filled with wonderful high-quality stamps and
die-cuts among many other wonderful products. Be
sure to stop by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps to see
all their great products.  One lucky person will
win some AMAZING goodies from the great
line of Stamp Simply Clear Stamps products.
See card samples below using beautiful products
from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.

AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
The one and only Pretty Pink Posh was our
previous challenge sponsor.  This wonderful store
is filled with high-quality adorable stamps,
dies and crafting products.  You'll LOVE
Pretty Pink Posh, and we hope you take the
time to stop by and check out their awesome
store.  One lucky person has won a very
generous $30 gift voucher to spend at the
awesome Pretty Pink Posh.  With grateful
hearts, we give our sincere thanks to all at
Pretty Pink Posh for their support.
Now, here's that LUCKY WINNER:

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
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.
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started:

From our Sponsor, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
Design Team it's Esther Asbury using the

Next is Deborah Saaranen using He Lives Stamp Set
from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

and also this from Mia the Craftarista

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Lori m said...

Big congrats to the winners, hugs, Lori m

Lori m said...

Very pretty design team cards, hugs, Lori m said...

Thank you so much for choosing my layout!! So happy!!

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun challenge. Great Dt work

inkblocks said...

Wonderful DT work, and a beautiful verse as well. Thanks for a wonderful place to post! :o) Nancy J