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Friday, July 29, 2011

God's Promises Blog Hop, Day 2

Welcome to the God's Promises Faith Blog Hop.  If you arrived here fromTammy's blog 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 dont 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:
Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/  <-- YOU ARE HERE
Jennifer E. - www.createoften.blogspot.com  <--- Next stop
Candy - http://sweetstamper.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


Another of God's Fulfilled Promise in my life:

I pray that you have found all of the stops of day 1 to be a blessing to your life as it has been to mine, Today's card contains one of my favorite verses in the bible. It is from Jeremiah 29:11:

"For I know the plans I have for you.... plans to prosper you....
plans to give you hope and a future."

This verse has always struck a chord deep within me. You see, I am the type of person who used to expect a road map from God. When I was 19, I was full of spit and vinegar but thought very little of myself. I met the man that I was to marry and spent too many years in an abusive relationship. I lacked one thing - Hope. My daughter was the catalyst for us leaving and moving down the street to my parents house (she was quite wise for an almost 10 year old). As I began to work on me, I saw some of that hope shine through the dark days of my separation. I can still remember that first few weekends when my kids went on visits that I cried and swore off men. Well, God had a bigger plan for me. Once my divorce was finalized, a friend of mine encouraged me to start dating again. I felt strong enough as a person and figured why not. Well, I received the most beautifully written email from a man that I did not notice lived over 2 hours away. We started emailing back and forth and then started talking on the phone for hours a night. I finally agreed to meet him at a local diner and that was the beginning of my journey. He led me to the Lord, not with harsh words and threats, but lovingly as Jesus would have done. He gave me hope that there will always be a brighter day. 6 years later (and almost 4 years married) we are striving to raise children that love and serve the Lord. At the moment we are having a mini family crisis but I have HOPE that everything will work out for the greater good. For now I place one of my children in the Lord's care and pray each day that she will make wise choices. HOPE is so powerful so I pray you take that chance to hope for a brighter day, a better future and ask God for what you need. I still don't have my road map but I don't need it. I have faith to go with my hope and extra helpings of love.

Here is my card inspired by this verse:


Now I will have a giveaway for this hop. It will be the card that was made for today's post. All you need to do is become a follower of this blog and leave a comment. Can't be easier than that .

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! :)

Now hop on over to Jennifer's blog (http://www.createoften.blogspot.com/). You will love her blog!

Love in Christ,