Thursday, July 12, 2012

Revelation 4:11 WORDart


Happy Thursday!

This WORDart is a little different then what I have done in the past.  I hope you find it useful.

Revelation 4:11 WORDart by Karen for personal use only

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Please excuse the personal rant, but it’s been one of those weeks. Lack of sleep has plagued me as each night ends with tossing and turning as all sorts of thoughts crowd my mind.  Unfortunately, most of them are negative and involve worrying about one of those “life’s not fair but it is what it is” type situations.  You know the ones--issues where there should be more praying and trusting and less worrying and fearing, but still the worrying continues relentlessly.  In preparation for writing this, I read the complete chapter of Revelation 4 and was reminded of some things.  This week’s verse, verse 11, says “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” and is beautiful in itself.  The purpose of this chapter is to tell of a revelation shown to John of God on His throne and those who worshipped Him.  In regards to this, Matthew Henry’s Commentary states “They (meaning the creatures and elders who bowed before Him) do not say, we give thee glory, and honor, and power; for what can any creature pretend to give unto God? But they say, thou art worthy to receive glory. In this they tacitly acknowledge that God is exalted far above all blessing and praise. He was worthy to receive glory, but they were not worthy to praise, nor able to do it according to his infinite excellences”. The underlined portion stands out to me because of its truth.  Regardless of Life and all of its trials and tribulations, blessings and rewards, God is worthy to receive the glory and honor and power.  He has created me, those I love and so many more precious souls.  Simply because it was His pleasure to, and every breath I am given to breathe is a chance to give Him that which He deserves.  For I do not deserve salvation, a relationship with Him or the things with which He blesses me, yet He gives them to me freely.  Scripture states, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8) and “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6).  Situations in life will come and go, some may never leave completely, but those are only temporary.  One glorious day we will join with the Heavens and proclaim our praise to Him for eternity but, until then, I do not want this life to prevent me from giving back to Him that which He deserves.

By karissa Kramer

I want to take a moment to thank each of you who have so generously left comments lately, especially those who have been so welcoming to Karissa and the beautiful, thoughtful comments left for Sandra.  I have the BEST blog readers.  You are all so kind and you mean so much to me.  I get so excited when I see my WORDart in use (just ask my husband when I come across a blog with someone using it).  I would love to feature your cards and projects on my blog if you would be willing to share them.  Please just let me know.

Have a blessed day!

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Jennifer said...

Karen I love how you've done this verse this time! It adds lots of great emphasis!
Karissa, thank you so much for sharing from your heart! It is an encouragement for me to lift my eyes from the present to see the big picture. That I was created for the Glory of God. May I to give to Him praise.

kiwimeskreations said...

Thank you Karen for the Word Art and Karissa for your thoughts - I have been blessed again by you both.

Jo Ann said...

I definitely have moments like that. Instead of trusting, I allow myself to be stressed when in fact, all I needed to do is trust in the Lord. But thank God for He is faithful and I am reminded that in those times, I needed to depend on His Word and not on how I feel nor my circumstances. I have seen throughout the years His faithfulness and I snap back into the fact that I have a God that cares for me and loves me unconditionally. I am blessed by your posting and when I incorporate your free sentiments in my projects, I will let you know. Blessings in Christ!

Esther Asbury said...

Just wanted to stop by and say a big
"thank you" for all the free Scripture Word Art you give away! I really enjoy using it and appreciate your generosity!!