Good Thursday my crafty friends! Today is National Day of Prayer! The theme this year is "Lord Hear our Cry." The theme this year is based on the scripture in 1 Kings 8:28 that says "Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day." This scripture most surely emphasizes the need for individuals to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over the nations, over EVERY authority and ALL men. It is time that we come together as a nation, one body, one mind and one accord to lift this country up before our Almighty God in repentance and prayer! This means across every line that would divide us as a nation, as a world....race, culture, religion, male, female. etc.....it's time we come together for Him!
This day is near and dear to me for I was honored to serve as the Chairman of our local National Day of Prayer Task Force for about five years. Each year I wasn't sure how it would all come together, BUT GOD set people on my Committee each year that had a desire to pray for our community, nation and world. He continually shows up and shows out each year by setting the stage, going before us and drawing those who have the same desire as the committee, to see His Kingdom Come and His will be done!
I will share a quick tag today, and I mean QUICK! I bet it took me all of 10 or 15 minutes to make this tag! A record to be sure, but it was a thought that just came together like that. I used one of the brown tags, I can't recall what they are called, but they are not my favorite and each time I make one I remember why. But I keep giving it the old school try thinking I will change my mind.......but I don't! LOL I just don't happen to like how they take mediums. I simply prefer the manila tags, but I will share this one with you anyway! LOL
I began this tag by applying one of my faves, Silks Acrylic Glaze in Sunflower. Since I don't like how it applies to these tags, I then went over it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, also in Sunflower. I then took this really cool round plastic doohickey (for lack of better terms because I don't know what it is!! LOL) that I got in my Mixed Media Kit that I got from The Kraaft Shaak and sprayed Glimmer Mist in Slate over top...I loved it! When Heather was showing off her kits and she showed that doohickey on the video, I was so hoping one would be in my kit and alas it was! I love that guy, it's really cool!! I am sure I will have many uses for it!
I then stamped using a stamp from the March Unity Stamp Layers of Life Kit with Versa Fine and then embossed with white embossing powder from Zing. I added some ribbon and twine and voila! Pretty simple, no?
When I thought about this tag, I thought about that feather and the old saying "light as a feather." To me, being a believer is like being "light as a feather!" Why? Because there is freedom and liberty in Christ! Because of that, we can go through life, light as a feather because He bore all of our burdens on the cross! He took it all! There should be nothing weighing us down anymore if we live in Him. That's what brings us freedom, that's what brings us liberty!
I am reminded on the scripture in Psalm 91:4 that says "He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." That's a promise from Almighty God! If we are in Christ, allowing the Holy Spirit to work in and through us daily and walk in those promises, we will be light as a feather because WE KNOW we are under the shadow of His wings! He is faithful to shield, guard and protect us! What an amazing gift!
Today, I hope you took the time to take part in your local National Day of Prayer or even had a moment of silence in your work place, but most importantly I hope that you don't just make it one day of the year, but DAILY Pray for our nation, world and communities to come together for Christ! You be faithful and I guarantee you HE WILL BE FAITHFUL! :)
Blessings to you today! :)