Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #555-556

Welcome back, everyone.  It's time for another awesome challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we're SO glad you've chosen to stop by and join us.  We have another lucky winner, an AWESOME sponsor once again, some great inspiration, a brief devotional, and lots of FUN of course.  Let's get started with this awesome new challenge.  Thanks for joining the party, and best of luck in the random draw.

Our beautiful word art scripture is Psalm 52:9 and it reads. "I will praise thee forever, because you hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints".  This psalm was written by David and it's saying that "he will praise thee forever" - David knew that ALL his gifts, strength, provisions, etc. came from God; and he was recognizing this by saying that he will praise Him forever.  David goes on to say that it's "because God hast done it" - meaning that God has proven His faithfulness to David over and over again (proving Himself) which filled David with praise.  David goes on in this verse to say "I will wait on thy name" - because David knew that ALL blessings and provisions came directly by the hand of God Almighty who is the all-sufficient Jehovah who is both eternal and unchangeable.  And finally, the verse says, "for it is good before thy saints", which means that David knew (as we need to know) that it was right and good for him (as for us) to continually anticipate God's continued blessings and provisions for us in our lives.  This unites us with "the saints" - those Christians who have gone before us.  We wait on God's provisions just like those before us have done.  We can fully anticipate God's blessings when we are walking rightly with Him.  He's proven it over and over again....God is faithful.  All we have to do is ASK Him to save us, BELIEVE what He has done, LIVE for Him and PRAISE Him forever.  He's done it before and He will do it again, and again and again...God wants to bless you and to provide for all your needs.  Are you asking God and trusting Him for all your needs?

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 or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  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 an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "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 our guidelines.   Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
It's the one and only CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
joining us for this challenge.  What a treat!
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps carries the most
wonderful stamps, dies, really cool stencils,
and all sorts of fantastic crafting products to
help you expand your stamp collection and
make something AWESOME.  Be sure to stop
by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to look around at
their wonderful products.  One very lucky
participant will win a generous $20 gift voucher
to spend at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  How cool
is that?  Thanks, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

AND NOW.......Yet Another Lucky Winner:
HURRAY!  It's the wonderful My Favorite Things
sponsored our last challenge.  We all love MFT.
Be sure to stop by My Favorite Things to see all
the amazing stamps, dies and crafting products
to help you make something special.  There's also
lots of inspiration and some fun challenges on the
My Favorite Things Blog.  One lucky participant
has now won a $25 stored credit to spend
 from our friends over at My Favorite Things.
Our lucky winner of this amazing and generous
prize is Lucky Entry #93 - WendyLynn

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #15 - Majda

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:

Our August Guest Designer, Dottie Seubert

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Sandra H said...

Beautiful and inspiring cards x

Wendy said...

I am so happy to be the winner of the My Favorite Things prize. I have sent an email to Karen. Thank you very much!
Wendy aka Paper Whims