Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Proverbs 10:12

Happy Wednesday!

Today’s verse is another verse on love, keeping with the Valentine theme. 

Papercraft Memories: Proverbs 10:12 WORDart by Karen

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I just want to say thank you to all of you who let me know you could relate to my struggle with loving those who have hurt me.  It is nice to know that I am not alone and I appreciate you reaching out to me.  Ironically, this week’s verse has the same message.  When we hate it just stirs up trouble, but when we give it to God and let Him love through us it always seems to smooth things over.  God’s amazing love is so powerful, so sweet and pure!

Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Word Art Wednesday 1 Corinthians 16:14

Happy Wednesday to you!

It’s February, the month of love, and that means that everywhere you look you see hearts and pink and red and all things Valentiny (new word).  The Bible speaks a lot about love and how we are to love one another and to love Him most of all.  The verse this week says we are to do all things with charity (love). 

 

Papercraft Memories: I Corinthians 16:14 WORDart by Karen

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If you look up charity in the dictionary, you will see that it means “Christian love; agape”.  That kind of love only comes from Jesus Christ.  We can not have that kind of love within ourselves, but need to rely on Him to place it in our hearts.  Sometimes it is really hard to feel that kind of love towards those who have hurt us.  It is much easier to feel love and compassion towards those who are hurting or unfortunate, but the Bible doesn’t give us the option on who to bestow charity on.  We are to do all things with charity.  I know there are areas in my heart that I need to give to God and let Him heal me so that I can love others the way I need to.  Am I the only one who struggles with that?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Psalm 71:14

Hello there and happy Wednesday!

It’s time for this week’s Word Art Wednesday verse.

 

Papercraft Memories: Psalm 71:14 WORDart by Karen

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Hope:

1. trust, reliance

2a. desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment; expectation of fulfillment or success

2b. someone or something on which hopes are centered 2c. something hoped for

Continual:

1. continuing indefinitely in time without interruption 2: recurring in steady usually rapid succession

Praise:

1. to express a favorable judgment of

2. to glorify especially by the attribution of perfections

So if we were to replace these words with the definitions, it would say:

But I will trust with expectation of fulfillment without interruption, and will yet glorify your perfections more and more. 

Reading the definitions and replacing them in the verse sort of changed up the dynamic of this verse for me, especially replacing the word hope with trust.  When I think of hope, I don’t really think “trust”.  I think more of some sort of expectation, but not necessarily with trust attached.  I am not even sure I thought of hope as an expectation with fulfillment attached.  Thinking about the definition of the word “hope” has just kind of stopped me in my tracks, so to speak.  God has been teaching me a lot about trust lately.  I guess it is not an easy thing to learn, because it has really been a struggle for me.  God has continually placed situations in my life where all I can do is go to Him and trust Him.  To place my hope in Him as the answer…knowing that He is a perfect God, all-knowing, all-present, always on time.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Word Art Wednesday 3 John 2

Hello there! 

I apologize for the late posting of this week’s Word Art Wednesday WORDart.  I have been on a major purging and organizing binge and totally spaced posting.  On the upside, my house is finally starting to show all the hard work I have been putting into it.  I love organized, functional spaces!

Papercraft Memories: 3 John 2 WORDart by Karen for personal use

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Isn’t this such a beautiful scripture!  This was a request from a reader.  The thing I love most about requests is that it draws my attention to scriptures that I may not have noticed before.  As always, Karen has a wonderful devotional on this verse on the Word Art Wednesday challenge blog.  I encourage you to visit the blog and read it.  While you are there, check out all the design inspiration.  The design team is always amazing!

Thank you for visiting!