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!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Matthew 5:16

 

Good morning, or afternoon, or evening, whatever time you happen to be reading this.  I hope you are having a fantastic day!

It’s Word Art Wednesday and that means time for WORDart.

Papercraft Memories: Matthew 5:16 WORDart by Karen

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I will spare you the preaching this week and send you to the Word Art Wednesday blog where Stephanie has shared an excellent devotional on this verse. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Word and Verse for 2015

Hello there and welcome to the first Wednesday of 2015!

This week so I am sharing my verse of the year with you along with some other goodies.

I shared how I chose my word and verse of the year in my last post, but I hadn’t yet had the chance to create the WORDart when I posted it so I am playing a little bit of catch-up today.

I used the New King James for this WORDart because I like the way it explains the verse.

Papercraft Memories: 2 Corinthians 2:14,15 WORDart by Karen for personal use

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I love to have my verse of the year displayed beautifully in my craft studio where I can see it often and this year I designed a lovely watercolor print. 

Papercraft Memories: 2 Corinthians 2:14,15 8x10 printable for personal use

You can download it for your own personal use by clicking on the image above.

I also created a print with my word for the year.

I designed this to use as a wallpaper background for my computer screen so I see it every day.  If you would like to have the computer wallpaper, feel free to email me and I will be happy to send it to you.

Papercraft Memories: Victory 2015 8x10 printable for personal use

If you would like to use this for your own personal use, you can download it by clicking the image above.

I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in my life this year.  Recently I was praying and I was telling God that “I believe you can take care of this situation.”  He said, “But do you trust me to?”  I said, “But isn’t that the same thing?”  He said, “No, it’s not.”  So I went and got my dictionary and looked up the words.  Believe means “to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so”.  Trust means “1. reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc. of a person or thing; confidence 2. confident expectation of something; hope”.  I was so overwhelmed by the second definition of trust…confident expectation.  Trust and believe are very similar in their meanings except for the words reliance and expectation. So many times I pray and I feel like He’s God and He’s in control and whatever He wills will be done, and I don’t put a lot of confident expectation into my prayer.  Sad, but true.  I have felt so completely out of control of my life in the past year that I have almost given up hope or expectation of anything.  So this year I have resolved to face each day with anticipation and excitement of what God is going to do.  I will face the day with, “This is the day that you have made, Lord, what are you going to do today, what doors are you going to open, what prayers are you going to answer, what opportunities are you going to send my way?” and expect it.  I challenge you to do the same.

I pray you have a victorious 2015 and a blessed week.