The card base panel for this card was a nice find. I found it in the cupboard between my clothes, it was a bag which was supposed to make the clothes smell nice, but the smell was completely gone, so I got the idea of using it. The white die fitted just nicely inside the frame in the middle on which I stamped the Newspaper tulips from Hero Arts with distress markers.
Then I have had something on my heart for a while now and I thought it would be nice to share. It's about the GRACE OF GOD, which we can never meditate on enough! I heard a while back that it takes someone a good three years before he or she can really understand what the Grace of God really implies. I found a nice devotional which put it into words in such exact proportions, I thought I would share it.
God loves and accepts you as much on your bad days as He does on your good ones. In a performance-based society, that’s easy to forget. But you mustn’t! God’s acceptance is based on your standing in Christ, not the state of your life at a given time. ‘For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His (not our) goodness.’ Think of the cross as a trading post. There God took every sin you’d ever commit and laid it upon Jesus. And the moment you place your trust in Christ, God takes all of Christ’s righteousness and wraps you up in it. From that point on, He sees you only one way—in Christ. How liberating! Liberating, because now you realise that your worth isn’t based on what you do but on who you are in relationship to Christ. God actually assigned value to you by allowing Jesus to die for you. ‘But I can’t believe that God doesn’t care about what I do.’ You’re right! And your rewards in heaven will be based on your stewardship here on earth. God wants you to do good works, but He doesn’t want you to depend on them; He wants you to do them out of love for Him. Once you understand your position, who you are in Christ, you begin doing the right things for the right reasons.1 Kings 10-11, Matthew 18:1-9, Psalm 40:9-17 , Proverbs 6:6-8
Next week I will be back with another 'Why God accepts you' - next week.
Enjoy the Spring!