Pulled out my Distress Inks and water color paper to play along with the Color Throwdown #281 and Word Art Wednesday #121 Anything Goes
Ingredients: Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade Squeezed Lemon, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold); Archival Jet Black ink; Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Posh Posie) and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Be Encouraged set); Paper: Bazzill card stock and water color paper; Mini Mister and water pen; EK Success corner rounder, rhinestones, white gel pen and Spica clear pen.
This card is going to friends who are having a rough time with guilt and regret due to their past. Have you ever felt that way? The wrong choices that perhaps you made in the past that effected future decisions made by your children. And now the adult children are experiencing the consequences of their own choices, while the parents are experiencing guilt and regret. It is so difficult to see our loved ones making decisions that could affect their eternal destination. Addictions, bitterness and hardness of heart are very difficult to break through. Wow, this sounds like a real downer of a post but I just want to say that there is HOPE. God is faithful. He is sovereign. We have to learn to trust and serve Him faithfully no matter what. Is that easy? Not always easy, but possible. Discouragement is a powerful weapon of the enemy that we have to learn to recognize so that we can overcome it. We can overcome it through prayer and praise, but the best way is through reading the Word of God and taking time to really meditate on it and allow God to work in our hearts (couple that with the prayer and praise and it's a great recipe for a spiritual victory!). I have found that when talking with friends who are discouraged that they are no longer reading their Bibles and spending time with the Lord. You see, when we get our eyes off of Jesus and get them turned on ourselves and our circumstances we are playing right into the adversary's hand. Does this sound like you? God's mercies truly are new every morning (He cannot lie). He is waiting with open arms to love, comfort and extend His mercies to you.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
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