Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Bible Verse Thursday - Our God is Sovereign
Hi everyone!! Hope you all had a blessed New Year!!! Well, it's time for Bible Verse Thursday over at Christian Paper Crafts! This week, the theme is "Our God is Sovereign". When I first read this verse from Ephesians, I was reminded that so many of us live such hectic lives that we forget that our God is still in control, and that He is not just in the background where we have placed Him for the time being. He created the heavens, the earth, and every single little thing or thought we know! Some of us get "stressed out" at the drop of the hat, instead of letting God walk along with us and allowing Him to be our leaning post. We let fear control us instead of trusting in Him for solutions to our problems. We fear other people, we fear for our well-being, we fear illness, we fear God's enemies, and the list goes on. Here is my point.....God commands us not to fear anything.....if you have fear, then you can't have total faith in Him as He commands us to do. All things....ALL things come from Him and He is still in control of this world.
"That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me, I am the Lord, and there is none else.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things." Isaiah 45:6-7
So....no matter what.....God has created all. When you think you're alone in the dark, remember that God is there as well! When there is some kind of conflict in your life, remember that God is there, like a parent training his child.....pay attention to the lessons He gives and be grateful for the wisdom gained!
Now, for a little card info: I have combined two other challenges along with the BVT. The Mojo Monday sketch #120 was super fun to combine with Betty's color challenge over at Splitcoast: Bermuda Bay, Hunter, Celery with dessert of any pink elements other than cardstock. The scripture stamp I used is from the new Our Daily Bread designs' set, "Baptism/Confirmation Verses"; the dove and stamped greenery are from the new ODBD set, "Confirmation". The greenery was masked and stamped repeatedly around the circle....took a little while, but it was worth it!!! The designer paper is "Poppyfinch" from Memory Box....it had every color in it for Betty's challenge!! For my pink accents, I used Hero Arts pink pearls and poly-suede ribbon by May Arts.
Make sure to come back on Friday morning for the Gina K sponsored blog hop for Christian Paper Crafts! Gina K Designs is our sponsor for the month of January....wait until you see what our DT has done with Gina's awesome stamps and accessories! Thanks for stopping by today! May God bless you greatly!!!