Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday ~ This is the Day

This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Every day is a gift, God’s gift to us. 
Everything He created is for our pleasure and enjoyment. 
Have you ever studied: 

the feathers of a peacock, 
with their majestic iridescent hues; 

 the colors in a rainbow; 

the bright red and orange glow of a sunset or sunrise; 

the hundreds of thousands of colorful flowers 
that are so fragrant and beautiful? 

 All these things and more are here for us.

The day I wrote this post, my husband and I visited an older couple in our church that had lost their son unexpectedly to illness. Within 48 hours of becoming ill, he was gone. 

Tomorrow is never promised. Each day is a gift from the Lord. Take time out each day to let the Lord know you are grateful for the day He’s given you, regardless of your circumstances be it sunshine or shadow. Spend time reflecting on what He’s given you in your friends, family and in His creation.

This is the day the Lord has made;

He calls the hours his own.

Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,

Let praise surround the throne.

Hymn by Isaac Watts

My project is a digital 8x8 scrapbook page made using My Digital Studio from Stampin Up. I used free scripture WORDart from Karen at Papercraft Memories. Your challenge will be to make a project using this scripture or another scripture the follows the theme of rejoicing in the Lord. Karen has a lot to choose from on her site if you're looking for digital scriptures.

Ways you can participate:

  • Visit the Christian Paper Craft Blog and add your project with the linky tool.  At the time I'm posting this there is a slight problem with the blog post over there, so check back if you don't see the post or linky tool.
  • Add your project to online galleries such as Splitcoast Stampers using the keyword CPC-BVT124.
  • If you are a member of Christian Paper Crafts, you can add your project to their gallery using the keyword BVT124.

There is no deadline, so please let me know if you participate, I'd love to see what you make.

I'm working on my 100 follower giveaway, so keep watching for that.  Assuming I'll eventually have 2 more followers.  Thanks to all  my faithful readers who leave comments and emails.  You all mean so much to me.  Have a wonderful day.

Linked with Brag on God Friday


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hi Abby!
This is such a beautiful layout. Love the colors you chose & such a fitting Scripture. Thanks also for the link to the free Wordart. I so appreciate it.
Huggies & Blessings ~

Jan Marie said...

Stunning post, Abby and piercing to the heart as to the reality of our days. . . the Lord gives and the Lord takes and only He knows the time He's given each of us to complete the work He's given! Thanks for the precious reminder to rejoice and make the most of each day. . .for His glory! Blessings!

Linda Anne Young said...

So good to be reminded that each day is a precious gift, and God has given us beauty all around us, if we just look around and truly see. Love the peacock. It's a special symbol to me. I appreciate the link to more WordArt! Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

I just want to say I love your blog. I met someone you know. I think her name is Natalie? She owns scrappers edge and writes for Christian Paper Crafts Blog. She was so excited that I was familiar with your blog and I was so excited she knows you! I am so inspired by your blog. Have trouble leaving comments on blogs because I have Google Id.

Pamela said...

I love your new page. I love the verse and the way you designed it.
Rejoicing in His creation!


KarenC Inspired said...

Abby-I am 101 follower! Congrats.
I love your card. I love your inspiration!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

these images are just beautiful - and I love peacocks. My heart goes out to the couple who lost their son. I cannot imagine their grief. So good to visit you again - I love the image you shared - must hop on over there. I've been trying to learn all about pinterest since we spoke - and I LOVE it. So many wonderful pins you have! Blessings to you, Abby.