Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zephaniah 3:17 WORDart

Happy Thursday! 

First, I want to say how thankful I am for all of the emails and comments I received last week.  You all touched my heart and ministered to me more than you could ever know.  The words were the exact words I needed to hear and I thank God for you.  Things are still the same and that is ok, I know God is walking right beside us and He will not forsake us.

My WORDart this week is from Zephaniah.  If you have never read the book of Zephaniah it’s fascinating; it is very short—only 3 chapters.  The book begins by the Lord declaring His judgment on Judah and Jerusalem and pleading for them to come to repentance.  He was looking for a people that would separate themselves and require the Lord as their first necessity.  As you read on past the judgments and promises of destruction for those who don’t choose Him, you read about the promise of restoration for those who do.  The Lord desires to restore us, to take us out of captivity and to give us joy.  He rejoices over us when we choose to put Him first in our lives.  What a beautiful promise!

Zephaniah 3:17 WORDart by Karen

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I have a 4 x 6 printable for you today as well.  You can grab it by clicking on the image.

Zephaniah 3:17 frameable WORDart by Karen

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Image above, Antique Roses, is by Elise Wormuth.

I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Jennifer from My Cubby Crafts and Teresa from Tickell Expressions  for the Liebster Award.  Thank you ladies so much for thinking of me.

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This is a pay it forward award to be awarded to those who have 200 or less followers.  I have stalled on acknowledging this award because I don’t know who to pass it to.  I know that is horrible, you can go ahead and agree with me.  I hope this does not make me seem ungrateful to the ones who gave it to me, I feel very honored.  I add every blog I like to Google reader and read it using Flipboard on my iphone.  I check it every chance I get—when I am riding in the car, at stoplights when I’m driving the car, making lunch/dinner, waiting on my kids or husband, anytime, anywhere I get a chance.  I have learned that if I do my blog hopping this way then I don’t spend hours on the computer and I can use my “empty” time to read my favorite blogs.  Who else will admit they get lost in blog land, hopping from one blog to another for hours?  So, because I read my blogs this way, I have no idea how many followers each blog has.  I am hoping this weekend to sit down and do some “real” blog hopping and share the love. 

I wish you all the best of days today!  Thank you for visiting my blog.

~Karen

I am linking up with Little Birdie Blessing’s Scripture Thursday this week.  Why don’t you join me?

7 comments:

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Beautiful Beautiful scripture. God's timing is perfect and I can use this WORDart in numberous projects this week. Thanks Karen for sharing your heart and art. Thank you as well for linking this to scripture thursday. You are a delight to me and one of my blessings. ~ Abby

Shoregirl said...

Thank you, Karen, for another beautiful piece of Word Art. Especially like the photo you layered it onto!

Teresa Arsenault said...

this is one of my favorite scriptures. Thanks so much, Karen.

Jennifer said...

Hi Karen,
I love how you follow your blogs. Really a great use of time!
Thank you for sharing yet another wonderful scripture. I agree that this little book in the Bible has so many wonderful treasures for each of us!

MaxineD said...

Karen I know what you mean about find people to gift the award to... and about getting lost in blogland!!
Thank you so much for the word art - it is beautiful, and one of my (many) favourite scriptures.
Blessings
Maxine

Dixieglitzie said...

Karen, thank you for all that you do and all that you make and share with us. Zech 3:17 is one of my favorites. ...and omgoodness-how gorgeous is the beautiful artwork that you have layered for us!
Karen my heart aches for you and your family at this point in time but please know that you have people who are lifting you up in prayer and agreeing with you in prayer. I KNOW that He is in control and that He sees the end from the beginning....and that He has GOOD PLANS for you...plans with a hope and a future. I am praising Him right now for the things that He is orchestrating and rearranging so that He can get everything in its proper place so that His blessings can flow freely and abundantly into your life. You are a precious and faithful child of God...and He will reward you openly:) Hallelujah and Amen!

Mynnette said...

Thank you for your word art--I am amazed by your talent! :) Your digital print is gorgeous. I'm not sure what happened last week, but I do hope that even if things don't get perfect, they get better because God makes the burden lighter (when we let Him). :) God bless!