Thursday, January 9, 2014

Word Art Wednesday: First, the Kingdom

Nothing like posting for Word Art Wednesday on THURSDAY!  Despite my tardiness, I hope you love and will use this simply elegant word art from this week's challenge.  Karen Murray does absolute stunning work.

And the verse is an exciting challenge for us for a new year.  First things first.  Focus on priorities.  What else matters above God and His ways and purposes for our lives?  Nothing.  Following Him is blessing enough but He promises us the riches of heaven when our hearts are devoted to Him.  I do hope you'll join us for this week's anything goes design challenge.  Just keep your creations encouraging and uplifting.  Visit our challenge blog to see the other design team inspirations and to read this week's devotion by thought-provoking Karen Letchworth.  She always takes us deeply into the Word of God.  We also have some amazing sponsors this week. You just won't want to miss it.

My DT sample is actually on the CAS side of designing.  The script of the verse is so elegant it just begged to be the focal point of design.  I used SU die cuts to cut the shape of the verse and matted it in basic black cardstock.

The flocked paper is from my retired Stampin' Up! stash.  I just used one layer of it on the black cardstock base. 

I found this adorable metal heart charm in my stash and thought it represented the verse well.  When we seek God and His ways and purposes above all else, our hearts will be completely devoted to Him.  I so want that for my life.  I desire all that He has planned for me, because I know He always has my best in His heart.  His plans are to prosper me, to give me and hope and a future.  In fact, He has already brought His plans for me to fruition.  He has given to me a treasure beyond compare.  I have Christ eternally.  My hope in Christ is certain.  The righteousness I possess comes not from me, any good acts I've committed or even from a moral heart.  My righteousness, already bestowed at the cross of Christ, comes solely from His grace and mercy. 

We have everything we need, it is already added to us, when we seek God, His righteousness, through His Son, Jesus Christ. 

May this year be for you a year of seeking to know Christ and His righteousness more.  That's what I'll be pursuing and I hope you will join me.

Don't forget to hop over to Word Art Wednesday and link up your encouraging artwork.  We'd love to have you join us.

Thank you for blessing my day!


  1. Yes - this is a great goal - I want to grow closer to Jesus - lovely card - Have a blessed day Diane!

  2. Hi Diane! This was my favorite verse! Your card is lovely and elegant, and your shared thoughts always draw me in, inspire me, and make me want to grow in my relationship with Christ. Love and New Year's blessings~Traci

  3. Diane, your card is stunning. TFS!

  4. Gorgeous card, Diane. So elegant!


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