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Friday, March 19, 2010

LOC Pure Heart

This card is for Faith Art Friday over at Layers of Color, Faith Art is a passion of mine, I love it that we can combine our passion for paper with our passion for HIM!  I was inspired by this fabulous scripture that was sent to me by my dear friend Sabrina (okimom2girlz), we share a passion for using scripture on cards.


The heart die was sent ot me by one of my Twisted Sisters, Denna (aka Moonrise) and was perfect to stamp the image from 'Renassiance Hearts'.  The edges of the heart have been sponged around and popped up with foam dots, onto the chalked wings from the 'Regal Wings' art stamp set.  These have had Kindy Glitz added - I love the shimmer with Layers of Color images!


The sentiment is also from the Renassiance Heart set, I have stamped it with Distressing Ink and cut it our with the Nestibilities Labels.  Gold cord has been threaded through.


Then there is the scripture, by Vevre,  that has been sent to me from my dear friend Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) - I cannot see this scripture without singing the Keith Green song with these words- I learnt many scriptures through song and can still remember them even now!  We have had many a conversation in our house about having a right heart - it is something we strive after and can only ever achieve it for fleeting moments - so it seems!  God's word is very clear that He looks on the heart - what a complex thing - the heart of a man!


I personally endeavour to 'love my neighbour' and treat peope as I would like to be treated, desiring to make a difference in people's lives - all of this is done with great intent of the heart, people that know me would say I had a 'good heart' and this is always pleasing to the ear  - but the real truth is that God is not looking for just a 'good heart' but for a RIGHT HEART!

What is the difference we ask - well, they both love, give and beat with others in mind, but the defining factor is that a right heart is just that, 'right before God.'  We can live our lives as good people, loving our fellowman and being law abiding, but what goes on beneath the surface is what defines the 'state of our heart' - my heart can be good and my actions loving, but if my heart isn't right before God  (note I am not saying if I am not perfect), but if underneath the 'doing good'  I have 'attitude' and unforgiveness, if I have resentment towards anyone, then I am having myself on - my heart is anything but right!!  I am so challenged by this - as for me - I just want a lovely heart for God to live in!! 

Thank you for looking and for your comments, you are so encouraging!!  I love to see that you have visited!!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}} 

10 comments:

  1. amazing card! liked the layering heart :)
    hugs from Linda S. L

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  2. Beautiful card Linda....the heart is gorgeous and the wings are perfect along side the heart!

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  3. Beautifully said hun, I my self would like more stamps with scripture and this is a truly wonderful card

    Love Dawn xx

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  4. WOWZER Linda, this is just GORGEOUS!! You really rock lady! I love everything about this!! HUGS

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous my friend,and what a wonderful verse!!! I just love every detail and what a blessing Faith Friday is to all who view these creations!!! Blessings on your weekend my friend! This is gorgeous!!!

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  6. Beautiful card and I love your comments - so encouraging along with the card - and yes, I remember that song :-)
    Blessings
    M

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  7. A beautiful card and heartfelt truth!

    I added it to Faith Art Friday as I know it will bless others as it has blessed me today.

    Hugs to you, Linda!

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  8. I saw this on the LOC, blog, and loved to read your message! I really love this card, Linda!
    hugs, Lori

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  9. wow this is just brilliant hun awesome detail hugs cheryl xxxx

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Thank you for your comment, I read and appreciate each one - you make my day! {{hugs}}}