Friday, July 29, 2011

God's Promises Faith Blog Hop


Welcome to the God's Promises Faith Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Paper Tree House Studio you are in the right place.  If you just arrived at my blog, you should go to Paper Tree House Studio (www.mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com) in order to start at the beginning.

Every month a group of brave women get together to showcase the Glory of God.  This month we want to showcase His faithfulness during trying times, so kick back, relax and let the Lord touch your heart with His Truth!

Did you know that there are 1260 promises in the Bible?  I did not count them myself, but am blown away by the fact that each and every promise the Lord gives, He is faithful to fulfill.  It is pretty easy to believe this when times are easy and abundance surrounds our lives, but is that the same when trouble hits?

The Bible says that our hearts are deceitful above all things and then it adds WHO CAN TRUST IT? Have you ever considered that maybe the reason why we don't trust God is because we spend more time looking at how big the waves in our lives have become and forget that God created the entire UNIVERSE with just His breath...  Think about it, the Lord spoke the ENTIRE World into existence... the only thing created that was made with His hands was man and woman.  That is why He says that if He provides for the birds and the plants, how much more to His children?  You are precious to the Lord and He will not fail you, even when it feels He might.

In this hop you will read the stories of women like you that have faced trouble and probably even lacked the faith to believe in the miracle the Lord performed at the very end! Our prayer is that you would open your heart to the Truth found in these promises and that you would even share with us what God has done in your life.  Your victory may become our hope... :)

During the hop you will find many chances to win prizes! All you have to do to be considered for one of those prizes is leave a comment and become a follower of the blogs you will hop through.  For the Grand Prizes , make sure to leave a comment, become a follower, and "LIKE" Paper Tree House on Facebook.  This will allow you to find out about future hops we will be having.

Here are the brave women that dared to share their stories:

Paper Tree House - http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/
Nana - www.youniquereflections.blogspot.com
Tammy - http://www.fromme2upapercrafting.blogspot.com/
Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Jennifer E. - www.createoften.blogspot.com
Candyhttp://www.sweetstamper.com/
Amanda - http://asjmade.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://scrapmethis.blogspot.com
Jessie - www.scrapbookingmiami.blogspot.com
Diane - http://dianemarra.typepad.com/
Vicki - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
Lynne Kirsch  - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Phillips - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/
ScrappyZeni Pradel - www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com


Grand Prizes:

Stamping Things: The Topper Ink Pad Holder (http://www.stampinthings.com/stamp-pad-holder.html)
Paper Tree House Studio: Exclusive PDF file tutorial for Mini-Book Taught at CHA.
K Andrew Stamps: Stamp Set
Tombow: Grand Adhesive Set


God's Fulfilled Promise in my life:
There are so many Scriptures that speak about how the Lord will protect us, but I have always been intrigued by the fact that the shadow of His Wings is enough to protect Me.  If you are anything like me, it is very easy to believe that God can love others, that He wants to answer the prayers of the other faithful women, that He is able to protect and secure others...  but not ME!  It was not until I experienced a very difficult season in my life, (a season where I disliked someone so much I literally told the Lord I did not want to go to Heaven if this person would be there), that I actually sensed the shadow of His Wings over me.

Just like in the picture of my layout, I felt defenseless, surrounded by water I could not swim and completely vulnerable even before the Lord!  I knew what I was feeling was sin and that therefore I deserved to be scorched by my problems, but instead I experienced the loving hand of my Father carrying me and protecting me.  Somehow the Lord brought me to realize that His shadow was over me and because of His faithfulness (in spite of my unfaithfulness) I would not burn or drown!  Since then I believe the impossible because I experienced it!  May you encounter Him in this way this week... :)

I would love to bless you with a special goody bag, so please leave me a comment with your own experiences with the Lord.  I will be choosing one blessed winner. :)

To continue hopping go on over to Tammy's Blog http://www.fromme2upapercrafting.blogspot.com/  and make sure you leave her some love! :)

Thanks for hopping through this faith hop.  Know that we are praying for you and really hope your eyes are opened to the Truth about the Lord's Faithfulness! :)

Love in Christ,

Nana

17 comments:

Shawnee said...

God has always been faithful to my family. Recently he moved mountains for us to have a new home. I am so grateful and feel so amazingly blessed.

Blessings,
Shawnee
http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com

Wendy Swenne said...

What a beautiful layout Nana. Just read the passages you've written on your layout. Such beautiful words!

Thanks so much for sharing and be so open about what you thought and felt.

God bless!!!

Wendy

Amanda Johnson said...

I have felt the exact same way on so many occasions. Thankfully God doesn't let us wallow in those feelings for long! Thank you for sharing...your words and layout are beautiful!

yokaye said...

Your story and your layout are beautiful, thank you for sharing them with us. When going through stressful times, I have to pause and remind myself to count my blessings and be thankful for God's touch on my life.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Thank you so much for sharing this Nana! God knew I needed to hear this as I have been feeling the same way about some people in our church who hurt our family deeply.

Vicki said...

I LOVE testimonies!!

God is great in the big things but it is the little things that I pray for that mean so much,i.e. losing my keys means being late for a client or an appointment and a whispered pray for help and before you know it my keys are in my hand..Some folks feel like they do not want to bother God with trivial things but I would has my earthly father for help, why not my Heavenly father?

Cathy said...

New follower here, I know just how you used to feel, but God helped me through it:) Nice layout!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Tammy G. said...

Beautiful Testimony!!!

McVic said...

Thank you for sharing your story!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

SueNJ said...

It is amazing how we can feel so unworthy of that love and protection sometimes. I too have a person that is like Paul's thorn and God gives me the grace to pray for them and thus relieving that burden. He takes the yoke and eases my burden. Thank you for sharing your story and I wish you a blessed day :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

MiamiKel said...

Your page is just as lovely as can be, Nana - such a wonderful and eclectic mix of papers with just the right amount of color and whimsy to spotlight that gorgeous photo!! Thank you for the message of faith - it's like you are all speaking straight to my heart! TFS! Blessings!

Mad Crafter said...

What a wonderful testimony:) I am 16 and a Christian. I was baptized two years ago and attend an awesome church. I have been an active member of my youth group since 7th grade. I can't wait to go to Costa Rica after graduation on a missions trip. I love serving the Lord:) BTW, your layout is awesome!!! Thank you for sharing.
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com funkycards @ charter dot net

EstherT said...

What a beautiful example of God's protection! And the LO is lovely, too. :) God has proven to me over and over that He is worthy of my trust and that He is always My ultimate protector. Psalm 27 is one of my favourite list of promises.

~Thanks, Esther
esthert119@yahoo.ca

SavannaLea said...

love the layout...it always amazes me how God always comes through no nmatter what..he always knows what we and need and when we need it

fabitolana said...

Gran poryecto ...Bendiciones

Debora said...

Hola Nanna!! gracias por permitirnos compartir de lo que Dios hace en nuestras vidas!!
http://manosurbanasscrap.blogspot.com/
bendiciones!!
Debora

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

My God has protected me and led me away from a life rocked by abuse, infidelity, avarice and greed, and toward a loving man who is now in need of my strength that I can deliver only with His strength and will. Right now, I am feeling very challenged in the unkind economy, and my faith is compromised. I have lost trust in God that I am on the right path; I will try to return to my spiritual base through prayer and forgiveness. "Give us this day our Daily Bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we have forgiven those who trespassed before us." Please pray for our salvation and confidence in God, and the angels in Heaven watching over us. We need to be carried at the moment, dear Lord, our burdens are heavy.

Thank you for the inspirational thought.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

 

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