Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #13 - Religion

This fortnight Patter's theme is "Religion".  Please read her thoughts here

It took me sometime to find the Scripture that I wanted to use but eventually the Lord lead me to the one I needed. I feel it works so well with the truth in the quote I have also used on my page.
Our Heavenly Father wants a personal relationship with us... nothing we can do will earn us His love. He already loves us because He allowed His Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ to die in our place.

I saw the black branches reaching up on my page symbolize us trying to reach up to God which is what "religion" tries to do. The reality is that God reached down to us.

Here is a link to a song by The Imperials which was a group I enjoyed and I think I owned two of their records back in the early 80s.  When I first heard the song, I reacted negatively but when I really listened to the words it all makes sense....   our Christian denomination ( the Church we worship with) does not get us to Heaven.

Here is my artwork:

The digital kit I used is by Red Dog Designs and is a free one given to members over at Just Art Scrapbooking

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Glory Art Challenge hosted by Patter Cross - #12 - God's Will

If you have not already visited Patter's blog, please do so HERE  so you can read her teaching based on her chosen theme for this fortnight.

The scripture I  used is from The Voice Bible.  Most other versions of the Bible have the word "sanctified" instead of "set yourselves apart and live holy lives".  This is  truly the meaning of the word sanctified... set apart, holy.
My husband and I many years ago came across a book everyone should read and I should possibly read it again as it is only small. The book is  "Found God's Will" by John Macarthur JR.  Briefly the book teaches that there are 6 steps to finding God's Will and these are the steps:
We are to be   Saved
                       Spirit Filled
and if all these are operating in your life...... Do Whatever You Want

If you are living a life of being Saved ( believe in Jesus death on your behalf) , Spirit Filled (allow the Holy Spirit to fill your life ), Sanctified (living a holy life) , Submissive ( to God), Suffering ( even brief persecution for your faith), then you will only want to do the things God wants you to.

I enjoyed creating my digital page for this. I made the frame with the words,  following a tutorial I found on a new Digital Scrapbooking forum I have just discovered and become active on - Just Art Scrapbooking.

I have used the digital kit Home Sweet Home by Wisteria Moments

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Glory Art Challenge hosted by Patter Cross - #11 - Share

I finally found time to create a page for this challenge of Patters. Please visit her blog  HERE to read her teaching centered on the word she chose for us this fortnight - " share".

When deciding what scripture to use on my digital art, I felt led in the direction of us sharing our faith with others and I felt this verse from 1 Peter 5 was a good teaching.  We are to share our faith by the example we set for others.  When talking about Jesus and what He did for us in dying on the cross for our sins, we are not to "lord it over" those we talk to.... we are not speak in a way that makes the person feel inferior.

( for my digital art I used a kit called Blue Fantasy by Indigo Designs)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #10 STILL

For this challenge Patter has given us the word STILL and you can find her teaching on her blog HERE
Once I read the word, I knew I just had to use one of my well quoted verses - Psalm 46:10 . It is a verse a Christian friend gave me some years ago when I was getting over busy with caring for my elderly parents. So the Lord keeps reminding me at times that I let my life get too busy and do not stop and just "Be Still".  
The digital items I chose to work with because... the blue paper which you can see glimpse of newspaper represents that we let the world events take our focus of being Still with God. The Butterfly is because even though it is a gentle creature ... it is a very busy one and at times when you watch them they do not rest for long. The heart flowers represents our Triune God.

for my digital art I used two kits by Vera Lim - Lavender Sweetie and Blue Meadow

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Glory Art with Patter Cross - #9 - Hope and Rest

Please visit Patter's blog HERE so you can read what you has shared and also she has shared a link to a song with very encouraging words.

When I went to Bible Gateway to find a verse or maybe two to use in my digital art I found Psalm 62:5 which included both Hope and Rest.  It is only the hope we have in our Lord that enables us to rest in Him.

For my digital artwork I used a kit called  Anitas Prayer Journal by Kathryn Estry

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #8 - Prayer

Please visit Patter's blog HERE  to read what she has shared for this fortnight's challenge.

I had chosen my scripture but had not found what to also include on my digital piece of artwork. Then this afternoon I read a small devotion  from "One Quiet Moment" by Lloyd Jon Ogilivie and the Lord pointed out what I should share on my page. God's timing is so perfect.

I have been busy lately with my digital scrapbooking and next month I open my first digital store which is within a digital scrapbooking online store. I really felt the Lord lead me to do this as it came about in a way I had not been looking for. For two years I have been designing mini kits which I give away on my other blog ( A-M ) as part of a small group of other Christian Designers and it was through this that I was offered to become a paid Designer. I have been dabbling in designing since 2009 and have taken part in two designer contests. The last one I competed in I made it to the last round and pulled out as I felt I was not ready to be involved in selling my designs. Now I am ready - the Lord prepared me for it - I just needed to be patient and wait for His timing. In the store I am about to start selling at there is another Christian Designer who is fairly new at designing and I have taken her under my wing and have been helping  and encouraging her.  

Here is my art for this fortnight:

Digital products - frame by Laitha; wordart, paper and flower from Prayer and Praise by Thao Cosgrove.  Image of the praying hands found on the internet. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #7 - Anxious

Please visit Patter's blog HERE  so that you can read her thoughts about this fortnight's word - ANXIOUS.
This is a teaching I need to be taught over and over. I always seem to slip back into being anxious over little things. The morning after I read Patter's teaching on this, God wanted to give me a gentle nudge as in the Daily Bread reading my Husband and I do each morning at breakfast the words by Oswald Chambers were shared that I have used on my digital artwork.

Digital kit used - Shabby by Sandie Pie Creations