Good morning y'all. I pray that wherever y'all are today that you're excited to be a part of God's plan! I know I am. I don't know what kind of plans y'all have for today, but I will assure that if you invite God to be a part of your plans, your plans will be much better. Don't believe me! Try it! I, again, am reminded of a tv commercial from way back in the day that said, "Try it, you'll like it". So, that is the challenge for the day. Invite God to be a part of all that you do. Then, thank Him for blessing you in an amazing way, by being present in you life and plans today.
I have a couple of cards I want to share with y'all today. I made these cards for some friends at church whose mother went home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness. God heard the prayers of all who had been praying for her. She is now healed and in the presence of her Maker! Praises for that!
This first is a Magnolia Blossom from Crafters Companion, by Sheena Douglass. I love this big blossom and I loved the challenge for me to use my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it.
I hope and pray that they give a little comfort to my friends as they go thru this painful transition. I just pray for their hearts to mend a little every day. I know they will lean on God also.
All of us know people who are hurting, sick, or just plain trying to deal with a boat load of junk. Put those people on your prayer list. I have several family members and friends and church family on my list that I pray for daily. It not only helps them, but it helps me to pray for these folks. It will help you too, to pray for the people that you know, who needs your prayers.
Galatians 6:9 says "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season
we will reap, if we do not give up."
One of the best ways we can do good, is to pray for those around about us. We may not know someones story, but you can bet your bottom dollar, every one has a story. Some are not easily shared, just because of the nature of the story and the pain that goes along with it. Just because you may not know a person's story, doesn't mean you can't pray for them. God knows all of our stories. He has seen us thru them whether we acknowledge He did or not. So, don't grow weary of praying for the people that you know who needs it. The time will come when you need the prayers of the people who care for you. We all hope and pray that those times don't come, but they will. It is a wonderful thing to know that your prayers has helped someone thru a trying time and then when you need prayer for the situation you are facing, just knowing that your brothers and sisters in Christ are ready to pour out their heart to Father God, on your behalf is equally wonderful. Your "due season" will be blessed by God. Hang in there, don't give up praying for those that need it, which is all of us.
Sweetpea is sending many hugs and much love to Ladybug today!!!!
May God Bless each and every one of y'all in such a special way today! Come back again real soon and see what I have for y'all. Stay dry and keep on crafting. Until next time, God loves y'all and so do I! hugs, Patty