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Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Lord is Good!


The Faith Based Challenges are among my favourites...I have made this one for 3 Challenges, the first being the Our Creative Corner where we were to use sentiments as our main feature and the other one is His Holy Name where we study the attributes of God and have a different one each fortnight....this one is LORD....it is also for the Bible Verse Challenge - I love the faith based Challenges!
You say 'LORD' and we all picture something different...I believe that this attribute is pivotal to our faith....I love this scripture and it highlights one facet of our Lord so well....The Lord is good to all and I personally have experienced so much of His compassion....His mercies are new EVERY morning - for that I am so relieved!!
We say so easily that Jesus is our Lord and Saviour...I used to say it so easily and walked in an assurance that sat so comfortably within....You know it is so easy to walk in faith when all is going well....last year I got sick and had a mini stroke, while doing Cat Scans and MRI's along with numerous other tests, something else showed up on my brain and it was 3 months before it was confirmed that it was not a tumour or annuerism....I have to be honest and say that it was a long time not knowing what you future held....One thing I did know is that I made a choice to walk in faith and not to dwell on possibilities that weren't definites...I endeavoured to trust God and be a witness to my family, especially my children and friends....

I was thrilled at how much I trusted God and had so much peace - UNTIL the day came that I was getting my results...I wandered out into the garden and the thought came to me 'What if it is not the outcome that I am expecting - what if they give me a time frame?!' I felt fear grip my heart and went into my DH and told him that I wasn't doing too well and what I was thinking...he looked at me and simply told me not to dwell on it, I had done so well all along, don't lose it now....and then told me to go and make some cards! I said OKAY and did - I had thrown myself into cardmaking during the three months (SWEET!!). But you know the reality is that in that moment I trusted God and loved Him but I had not let Him be Lord in this situation....so I had to pray and get my priorities right.....I think, being honest that applies to many areas...allowing Him to be Lord means 'HANDS OFF' and leave it to God!

The results were totally different from what they had expected, it was thought that I could have had MS among other things...BUT I am so grateful to God that He not only kept me through this, but that which had showed up on the original had now gone down to next to nothing and was nothing to fear.....He indeed showers compassion on ALL His creation!!
The recipe for this card can be found here. Thank you for looking and listening...I am one of those people who thinks as they talk and it is all part of the process for me...thank you for sharing in it!!! Also for your comments, they are always so encouraging! God bless you!!

4 comments:

  1. Hello Linda and thank you for joining my blogcandy. Lovley cards in your blog. Ann-Katrin

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  2. Fantastic Card Linda!!! And what a story you have told - you really have been through so much and your faith is rock solid!! You are an inspiration to so many girl!!

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  3. this is gorgeous Linda!! What a testimony! Glad you have so much faith through it all!
    blessings,
    Chris

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  4. Hi Linda!!! I so love your card and your story!!! Trusting in our Lord and Savior is the best thing that ever happened to me!!!

    I'm so glad you are doing well and can share your testominy with us!!!
    Hugs ~S~

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