Romans 8:28 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." (NASB)
[open view of Jesus piece]
Although I've stepped down from Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog a few months ago, I was asked if I'd like to come back and participate in their FIRST BIRTHDAY celebration with a "Favorite Scripture" Hop and I'm so delighted to join in this celebration!
Our Birthday Blog Hop starts at the Stampin' Sisters In Christ blog! You'll want to start there and follow along.
There are many blessings along the way and chances to win prizes, including a
$50 Gift Certificate to one of our sponsors--your choice!!
And lots of other prizes being given away on the DT's blogs as well, so we hope you'll join us! All of the blog links will also be there in case there's a break along the way.
There are so many "favorite verses" that I can't pick just one! And a few of my top favorites I don't have stamps or digis for to share on my card. However, this one was sent to me from a blogger friend, Heidi S. and I decided to use it because I tend to share this one alot with people who are in need of comfort. Just because you're a Christian doesn't mean we will automatically escape the bad things that happen in this world. We don't know why babies die or why cars wreck or planes crash or why families break up... or why good people get cancer or other illnesses and suddenly die. But this vese reminds us that if we love God, than no matter WHAT happens in our lives, He works ALL things together for good according to His purpose. Does that mean He causes bad things to happen? No. But God is able to even make the sufferings work together for our good and glory! There's so much more I could write (and has been written!) on this subject, but I was told to keep it short, so I'll leave you with this...
When fear and worry test your faith
And anxious thoughts assail,
Remember God is in control
And He will never fail.
FOR MY CARD:
I used the "Jesus" stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs and made the front flap open to reveal the verse. The card base opens too, from the bottom up.
I posted THIS CARD on Friday for Layers of Color's Faith Art Friday and it was my last as I've decided to step down from the team. I love LOC and Laura and everything her company stands for, and I've made some wonderful Christian friends there as well--so this isn't really "Goodbye" but rather see you around (I know where to find ya ;P) It's been such a blessing to me and I'm so thankful that Laura gave me the opportunity to work with LOC stamps and be a part of the "family" there!! Laura wanted to make a special post for me today so if you'd like, please feel free to check that out on the LOC Blog. You girls are the best and I will miss each and every one of you!
Now back to SSIC's birthday blog hop...
Your next stop on the hop is my "real life" sister,
Please remember to leave comments along the way as there are PRIZES to be won!! =)