Friday, January 21, 2011

LOC FAF Blessed to be a Blessing

I am honoured to be hosting Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color - if you know me at all, you would know that this is one of my favourite posts!
There is so much in the Word of God about being blessed - God outlines how to receive His blessing and what better place to read about it than in Matthew 5 in the 'Beatitudes'

 Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of the Heavens.
Blessed are the ones mourning! For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek! For they shall inherit the earth. Psa. 37:11

 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness! For they shall be filled. 
Blessed are the merciful! For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart! For they shall see God.

 Blessed are the peacemakers! For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and shall say every evil word against you, lying, on account of Me.
Matthew 5:3-11

It is so easy to assume that to be blessed is to have everything we need and perhaps want, while this may be true for some of us - it is not necessarily the way God works for all of us, infact I would dare to say for most of us.  While God is well able to provide us all everything we could ever want or could possibly need - He blesses us in way that we don't always recognise at first, but as we become seasoned in our relationship with Him, we begin to see the hand of God on us in ways that are not so obvious as we read about in the above verses....these blessings have eternal value!

Why does God bless us?  We are BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING!! 

I created this card using the Warbler cling art stamp and Sent With Love art stamp set.

I am linking it to the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - Monchromatic
Fab'n Funky - Animal Magic
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Things with Wings

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and there is more

You’re invited to a “Cake Decorating Party”

on February 23rd here!

There will be YUMBLY stamped and stenciled cakes - no calorie counting here - they are SUGAR FREE and SWEET as SWEET can be!!  Lot’s of tasty ideas!
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  1. Linda this is beautiful, the colours that you have used are fantastic.xx

  2. Lovely card.


  3. Beautiful card, Linda, and wonderful words! You have indeed blessed me this morning! Hugs!

  4. Beautiful card, Linda! You are a blessing to me!

  5. Beautiful! I love how you've used this sparrow, gorgeous colors. You make Fridays extra nice, with 'Faith Art Friday'!

  6. Hi Linda - another beautiful work of art, and thank you for your thoughts on the beatitudes :-).

    Love the way you have echoed the stitching on the ribbon with the piercing next to it, and picked out the colour on the dp with the bards on the right of the bird!


  7. Beautiful use of colour - love it

  8. Lovely card Linda. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

  9. This card is beautiful Linda! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


  10. love this card! so much love in the details! very, very pretty! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  11. Gosh this is stunning, I ♥ it! Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me, hope to see you again x


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