|This card is for a very dear lady, for whom my heart is really burdened
and as I prayed for her earlier, I felt impressed that I needed to write a
post about it. This card began in the same way as this post, without any
clear idea.. but took some snippets... loads of snippets in fact! |
Heidi, for whom this was made, is struggling with a very hard thing in her life - she suffers from desmoid tumours. They grow anywhere, around vital organs requiring massive surgery for removal. Heidi is facing yet another one of these, tomorrow sees her excellent surgeon. She does a wonderful job full time running a Bible Book and Tract Depot. I get a big order from her each Christmas, and her ministry is invaluable.
Recipe: background is CB Kimmy Luvs EF extended .. embossed ages ago. The die cut in second was coloured and folded years ago. Not even sure what it is. I stamped the "Trust in the LORD" stamp in white EP. Made flowers from scraps with my MS hydrangea punch, the border is MS Floral vine, both were from newly given ones.
Are we willing to learn to know Him better through such hard times? or perhaps even come to salvation in His Son Jesus through such trials?
Regular readers of this blog know that I have had many health struggles; one in July this year where I almost died again.
I, years ago was mad at God for what He had done in making me the way He has.. but passing years and the Spirit of God working in my life have taught me to be grateful for those thorns in the flesh.
As Paul himself said in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9:"...there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
|I chose this image of Oz for a reason... this is a grey day but there is a bright clear shining light pouring forth from the centre of the sky and reflected in the water below... Our Lord God, loving heavenly Father and His comforting Spirit is like that light. He shines ever so brightly comforts us through His word ever so deeply. |
"..when I fall, I shall arise, when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me".
Are you in darkness?... cry out to the LORD! He is longing to hear from all who are weary and heavy laden.. for He alone can give us true lasting peace and rest.
To read of fifty years walk with our dear LORD God, read this post here.
It might bless your heart to read the comments of others too below it as they share what God has done for them.
God made us with a free will, that is why there are Aleppo's and other such grievous battles going on today!
For man is lover of self.. he doesn't want to know God, we are naturally, by nature, haters of God, not lovers of God.
But oh, how He longs to free us from our sin and that we might know Him!
I pray this blesses your heart and lifts your eyes to the beautiful face of the lovely Lord Jesus... our Sin-bearer upon the cruel tree - where He bore all our sins and rose again vistorious over death..
Praise His name for this... a great thing to be thankful for indeed.