Our challenge hostess this week is Peggysue who shares this verse: Genesis 3:6 “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.” And we all know what happened after that! She got Adam to eat of the fruit as well and then when “caught” by God, they blamed each other, the serpent, and even God Himself. If we, as Christians, are to come to the saving knowledge of Christ and BE saved, we need to acknowledge that we are sinners and not blame everyone else ~ you know that old adage: “The devil made me do it.” Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
I think the challenge fits this Scripture in that when we acknowledge we are sinners and repent, God forgives us and gives us NEW life! Ephesians 4:22-24 says, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
So in a sense, He is making something old, NEW again! I encourage you to hop over to the DT BLOG and read Peggysue’s thoughts on this verse.
I actually found my very first stamp set I ever bought after attending a Stampin’ Up! home party… it’s this Christmas set called “Peace.” I wasn’t blogging back then so I don’t have a picture of my first cards made with it, but I guarantee they didn’t look like this! ;P I think I’ve come a long way since then…. and since discovering designer paper for card making! *Ü*