Friday, 24 February 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #4 - Standing On the Promises

Hello, my friends! Our world is filled with broken promises!
Promises freely given, and then just as easily, 
promises broken or taken away as meaningless.
God's promises are TRUE! 
They are a firm foundation to stand on!
When God gives us a promise He will never break it!
His Word - the Bible - is full of His promises. 
I have just a couple to share with you. In Hebrews 13:5 it says:
...because God has said, "never will I leave you, 
never will I forsake you." 
Isn't that a wonderful promise?  That's one we can always count on, no matter what life situation we are facing! What a comforting thought!

For my page, I was inspired by another one of God's wonderful promises. God sent the rainbow as a sign of the promise He made to Noah that He would never again destroy the entire world with floods. So I used rainbow striped paper. Then I embossed the sun rays, and added the bird and flowers to make it a happy and fun page. 
After using the Rays Texture Fade, I inked it and then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls. Here's a picture that shows the glimmer, 
and the Scripture verse: 
"The Lord is faithful to all His promises 
and loving toward all He has made."
Now there's a promise that should fill us with JOY! :o)
Papers: Recollections Cardstock, Unknown;
Dies: Spellbinders - Large Scalloped Octagon,
Stampin' Up Sizzlits - Birds & Blooms;
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Texture Fade - Rays;
Inks: CTMH - Ponderosa Pine,
Martha Stewart - Copper, Stem Green;
Stamp: Jazz It Up Alphabet Set;
Mist: Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist - Perfect Pearl.

I printed the music sheet very small, so here are the words for you to read:

Standing On the Promises
  Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love's strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit's call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.


Jonia said...

Nancy what a wonderful page! And I also love the verse you chose! What a loving God we serve! Blessing to you dear friend!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Nancy, your page is beautiful. What a great idea to feature the rainbow as one of God's promises to us. Love the hymn! Thanks for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

Ana Márquez said...

What a lovely piece! I love the style, layout, colours, everything. I love the poeme too. God bless you, Nancy, and thanks for your kind comments in my blog.

Big hugs from
Vintage Collages

Jennifer said...

Praise God for His everlasting promises! This is a beautiful page with the sun's rays to the hymn to the sweet flowers! Love it!

A-M said...

Nancy, your artwork is so beautiful. I also like to see a Rainbow and every time I do I always say Thankyou Father... you do keep all your promises.

Holly said...

Ahhh, Nancy, I love this!! This is wonderful! You said it all perfectly.

Tracy said...

You clever girl! Those sun rays look amazing! What a fabulous page. :-) We sing this hymn a lot a church. Hope you have a wonderful Lord's day tomorrow. Hugs! :-)

Cheryl said...

Wow girl, you totally aced this one! There are so many things to love about your project it's impossible to pick just one!

Susan M said...

What a wonderful page! The suns rays are fabulous streaming out from that wonderful verse.And that lovely little bird! Perfect!

Friday said...

Love your page, nancy. Love how your used the rays for the sun. So clever. Very inspiring. TFS... Hugs!

Carol said...

I love how you made the rays come out from the verse. The little birdy is nice touch! Great page.

Teen Queen said...

WOW! I really love those sun rays. nice lo.

Stampin D Amour said...

Nancy - your page is so divine! Love it! xo

-pamela :)

Debbie Buckland said...

Oh nancy this is truely beautiful.