Monday, September 22, 2014

ODBD ~ Such a Blessing ~

Yes, indeed!  What a blessing!  Thank you so much for taking a few moments to stop by and share your day.  Today, I would like to share not only a project but a special Bible verse that has been on my heart.  

"And He has filled them with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship..."   Exodus 35:31  NASB

God's people, led by Moses, were preparing the Tabernacle.  And God had gifted certain people in the group with all sorts of skills...  from embroidery to weaving, from working with gold to cutting gems and wood carving...  Every possible skill and talent was represented in that group!  God gave each and every one of those gifts, knowing that they would return fruit one day.  The talents, He so graciously bestowed, were used to build his Temple...  the most amazing place of it's time...  a beautiful, amazing place that God could call home when he came to his people.  It was not only a place designed to house God but to worship Him and as such demanded perfection, exquisite beauty in each and every detail.  A job like that must have been daunting!  I can imagine those craftspeople saying "WHO ME???"  "I'm not nearly as talented as that guy over there!"  But God had given those gifts and they were perfect.  How could He give anything else to those He loves?   

As I sit here at my craft table, elbow deep in glitter...  I feel His presence with me.  It is at times like this when I sit back and reflect upon the project I have made that I feel Him the most.  Yes, I feel the Holy Spirit when I read my Bible, in prayer or studying his word.  But, I feel him the most when I am working with paper and ink, crafting cards with Bible verse and scripture, using the gifts He so generously gave.  I know there are many crafters out there who are more talented than me.  It isn't about that.  It's about knowing I am doing what the Creator designed me to do and feeling Him smile.  Here's to another day of glue and glitter...  

God Bless...

Today's card...

and the products you see...

Doily Blessings

 coordinating Doily Die


 and coordinating Ornate Borders & Flower Die


Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate you so very much.



additional supplies

Paper - The Paper Studio, Georgia-Pacific, American Crafts - Jack Frost
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc. - Recollections Pearls


Irish Cherokee said...

A very heartfelt and inspiring comment to begin your post. Excellent. The card is just as inspiring and reflects your words to perfection. It is gorgeous. - Jim

Cathymac said...

Beautiful, Lori! Love the blue papers with the doily! Blessing to you! Hugs!

Carol H. said...

I love your card, and especially this blog post. Thank you for sharing!

Ms. Linda said...

Thank you for such a wonderful inspiration and testament to God. We are given talents, which are used in different ways to create the beauty of life. Your cards are magnificent and I aw on each and everyone.
Doing cards I too pray and ask God to guide me, which makes each one unique in its own fashion and glory. Tried to duplicate one and it was a disaster. Continue on the path chosen shining your light for all to see and read.

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