Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Anything Goes - Weeks #609-610

It's time for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday and we're so blessed to have you join us.  The challenges are always more fun when everyone can play along and share their amazing art with us.  It's such an honor, and I truly wish that every single one of you could be our "winner" each time.  Well, with that said, we have another awesome sponsor for this challenge, another lucky winner, some great inspiration, a brief devotional to inspire you, and lots of fun for everyone.

Our word art scripture for this challenge is Psalm 145:2 and it says, "Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever".  It's pretty straightforward and clear what this verse means; but let's just break it down anyway.  The first thing I noticed was that it clearly reads "every" day.  So, the Psalmist (David) was saying that he was (as are we) supposed to bless God every day.  Not just when we're feeling happy, or when we're in need, or when times dictate one way or the other; but EVERY single day we should bless the Lord.  How do we bless Him?  It is by living His way, following His laws, His precepts and teachings that we are able to bless Him.  Doing that which brings the most possible glory to God with our lives is how we should live each day.  Our ultimate goal is always to bring glory to His name and to point others toward Him as we live for Him and serve Him.  The latter part of this verse says that "I will praise thy name for ever and ever".  Again, it reminds us that we are to PRAISE GOD always.  Let His praise be on my lips always.  Not just in times of plenty, but in every situation every day.  If we make it our focus to praise Him and to live our lives in a way that brings Him ultimate glory, He will help us to live for Him and He will bless us in return.  The closer we draw to God, the more He continues to pour Himself out upon us in every way.  This is what allows us to live for Him and bring Him the glory and praise He so richly deserves.  Let this be your "bless God every day and praise His name for ever and ever".  Amen.

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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The one and only Stamp Simply Clear Stamps is our
sponsor for this challenge.  This AWESOME store is
filled with beautiful scripture stamps, sentiments and
images for every occasion and SO much more.  One
lucky person, chosen by random draw, will WIN a
generous $25 gift certificate to spend at this lovely
store.  You can see some samples below using their
wonderful stamps and dies.  Don't miss out on all the
inspiration on the Stamp Simply Blog and all the great
Good luck, everyone.

AND NOW.......Another Lucky WINNER:
One of everyone's most favorite companies
sponsored our previous challenge.  Our friends
over at My Favorite Things offered up a
generous $20 Gift Card to one lucky person
selected by random draw from all the entries
in that challenge.  This AWESOME & adorable
company carries the sweetest high-quality
stamps and dies to help you create awesome
cards.  Be sure to stop by My Favorite
Things to look around at all their amazing
products.  The winner of this AWESOME prize

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #16 - Nina S.
Entry #116 - Pam

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:

Using Coffee or Tea Stamp Set
and Coordinating Dies from Stamp Simply

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Gail said...

Good Morning the Design team did a nice job on their art - thank you for the new challenge - have a blessed day

Carrie said...

Lovely word art, and such wonderful projects from the DT! Congratulations to all the winners!

Pamela Duncan said...

Congrats to the winner and thank you for selecting my card (#116) in the top 3! I'm honored. ~ Pam's Pearls