Friday, July 15, 2011

LOC FAF Answered Prayers

Faith Art Friday - as it is so aptly called - is all about our faith.  This post on Layers of Color is not about selling product, but about Glorifying God -  and that is the statement that attracted me to Layers of Color  in the first place.

Today I have been inspired by this wonderful sentiment in one of the new release images - I love this set, it is just what it professes to be - encouraging!

So often we pray in a time of need or crisis, either for our own situation, or that of another.  We bring the need before God and ask Him to help in the situation.  It is such a blessing to be able to celebrate the answered prayer with them. So many times we pray for peoples needs and can overlook going back and thanking God .
I am always so touched by the story of the ten lepers...
'As He entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance,
crying out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
He looked at them and said, "Go show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.
One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, "Praise God!" He fell to the ground at Jesus' feet, thanking Him for what He had done. This man was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, "Didn't I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?
Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
And Jesus said to the man, "Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you. "

Luke 17: 12-17

What a beautiful reminder of a grateful heart!  I pray that as we come before God with our prayers and requests, we come back just as earnestly with grateful hearts and thank Him for His goodness to us!  That we would not come looking for the gift but come to the Giver, not for the healing but to the Healer - for as surely as we see the examples in scripture, as we come to God, for who He is and not for what He does - He will be glorified!
I have used most of my favourite things - Layers of Color Encouragement art stamp set (illustrated by Nina Brackett), Backyard Birds, Flowering Gems art stamp sets, Tim Holtz Birdcage Die, Stampin' Up Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Foliage Die
that has been cut with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - Walnut Stain, Distressed Stickles
This project is for the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Favourite Things
Paper Play - Things with Wings
The Rubber Cafe - Use Spellbinders Dies
Clear It Out - Wings
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Things that Fly
Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges  - Die-cuts Plus Texture
Use It Tuesdaysmust use hoarded supplies - Animals - my bling is hoarded - arghhhh! LOL!
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  1. Totally gorgeous Linda. I really love the richness of your cards Linda!

  2. What a beautiful card. Love your bird and birdcage. Thanks for entering the Art Impressions challenge this week.
    Barbara - Art Impressions DT

  3. A beautiful card Linda, a wonderful image. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  4. What a beautiful creation Linda - love the TH birdcage and the way you've framed the sentiment. Fabulous!
    Thank you for joining in the fun at MAWTT this week. Hugs, Sylvia x

  5. what beautiful card, love all the details ;)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

  6. This is just beautiful Linda, I love how you have opened the bird cage

    Thank you for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our favourites and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Stunning work a joy to view
    thank you for joining our challenge over @ TPS xx

  8. This is beautiful Linda! Love that the sentiment fits in the open doorway!

  9. Stunning! What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  10. A wonderful card Linda. Smashing design and great colours. Thanks for playing with us over at the PaperShelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  11. Yay! Thanks for using that bling! It was worth it!

    Love that you played along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  12. Amazing card. Love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

  13. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at TPS. Hugz, Cheryl

  14. What a lovely card, Linda - the sentiment is gorgeous and I love that bird.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  15. Stunning card, Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

  16. Wow Linda, you are going from great to even better. Love this card - great design, fab colouring and wonderful variety of texture. Thanks for your continued support of jac-inks challenges. Hugs!


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