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Saturday, March 5, 2011

LOC FAF Security for God's People

Inspiration for Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color comes in many ways - it can be from a song that I hear that stay with me, something someone shares, from being outside and surrounded with Gods creation.  There are other times I am deeply moved by people's circumstances and  want to know God's perspective.

With all that has been happening globally over the last months, wars, economic downfall and natural disaster , I cannot help but be moved - two countries that are so dear to my heart have experiences total devastation in recent times  Australia not not being exempt with the horrendous flooding and  bush fires that have both taken lives and changed lives forever - and then there is my homeland - New Zealand, which has been shaken to the core with the tragic earthquakes.that has caused this small Nation to be brought so low - these events have touched me deeply in the core of my being for not just these Nations, but all mankind - as the change that is coming is global and is touching you and me!
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I cannot help but go to scripture

 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows. 
 Mat 24:4-8


We live in times that are uncertain and the future holds no security - what hope can we give those who fear?!


The good new is that there is hope -
 
Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
Psa 20:5 - 9


There is an answer

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Ch 7:14

There is no reason for fear for those who believe the answer is clear - our Hope is in the Lord!

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Be encouraged that God is not limited by our circumstances - infact He holds the answers - if only we ask!  What confidence we have in Him and peace we find there!  Thank God for God!


This card is for the following Challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Crafty Purple Frog - Things with Wings
The Outlawz - Prisma & Other Mediums = Favourite colour combo
Shelly's Images - Layers, Layers. LOTS of Layers
Paper Shelter Challenge - Use Your Scraps
Little Claire's - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - You've been framed
CCEE Stampers - Distressing
Anything Goes - Distressing
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes

On a personal note - I would just like to thank everyone who has emailed, messaged or left me messages on facebook for my birthday - I am overwhelmed with the love you have all shown me and your lovely wishes - my birthday has been wonderful and you have made it even more so!  Thank you so much - from the heart!!

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Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!

{{{hugs}}}

18 comments:

  1. Hoping I am able to take this to heart. Thank you for this post!

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  2. Yikes! I missed your birthday! Happy Birthday, dear friend!!! So glad it's been a good one :) Love your post today, Linda. Your words are so touching and thought provoking. Thank you for that. Your card is simply wonderful - so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for sharing it!

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LINDA!!!!!!!!!! ;D

    Linda… Thank you dear, for yet another timely and treasured faith art Friday. Your card and words are inspiring. Peace be with you! Hugs! Diana

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  4. Glad you had a wonderful day my friend. Love your card, and also the thoughts that go with it - God is surely our refuge and fortress, and shelter in time of trouble.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! Wonderful card & we all need to remember that God is our Refuge! Thanks

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  6. Hi there Lovely Linda, pop over to Delightful chllenges and check out the winners post, you won!!

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  7. This is beautiful, Linda and thanks for the uplifting message!

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  8. Wow what a beautiful posting it's enough to make you feel blessed and thankful for what you have. Thank you for joining us at dream valley challenges x

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  9. what a beautiful posting (and artwork of course) it's enough to make you feel blessed and thankful for all we have. Thank you for joining us at dream valley challenges x

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  10. Wow Linda this is sensational, love the gorgeous hint of pink and fab texture
    love tasha xx

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  11. Stunning card! It is fantastic! Thanks for joing us over at TPS Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  12. Just a beautiful design and such lovely colours!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

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  13. So touching and beautiful Linda! Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

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  14. a great card beautiful thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

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  15. Such an encouraging post Linda and your design is just gorgeous!! Love the crown with the wings and lovely colors and embellishments.

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  16. Amazing card ………. Great idea ..............Thanks for joining us at TPS.....

    Hugs
    Judith

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  17. Gorgeous card Linda. Thanks for joining us for our Scrap it challenge at The Paper Shelter. luv gina xx

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  18. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

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