Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scripture Challenge #41 "Humility"

Well I'm sure your probably all thinking 'This looks like the strangest scripture card I've ever seen", and it probably is! But when I thought of Patter Cross's Scripture Challenge Word last week, all I could come up with was humor, so I made a humorous card. In case you can't read the sentiment, it says "Its hard to be nostaligic when we can't remember anything!"
The challenge word was 'Humility'. Patter said that ' True humility is all about God....Being humble allows us to accept the fact that we are inadequate and that we need to completely put our trust in God to enable us." I thought about all the times in my life when I've been humbled. Most of these times were when God asked me to do something I felt completely unworthy or unqualified to do. If I was obedient in doing what God asked, the results were always fruitful. It humbled me to know that God chose someone as insignificant as me to produce such wonderful fruit.
But I'm also humbled in other, more humorous ways, one of them being the physical signs of aging. Although I am still only a little more than half way thru my lifespan, I've already noticed signs of aging and it got me to think of how the older we get, the more our reliance in God has to get, because we can't rely on our physical bodies anymore. When were young, were strong and healthy and think we can do anything, we don't need God's help very much (or so we think). But as we age, we need God's help more and more. I found this sentiment on the card so funny, cause as my husband and I age, I have noticed our memories already fading. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've climbed the stairs in my house to get something and then forget what I went up the stairs to get! LOL! As my physical body starts to fail, I am humbled by the fact that I can't do everything on my own, and must rely on God.
The card was made with the retired Stampin Up! set 'Words by Wanda". I colored the image with copic markers. I used Georgia Pacific White cardstock and Stampin Up! 'Tempting Turqoise' and 'Pink Passion' cardstock. I added a prima flower, brad and ribbon for embellishment. I hand doodled around the edge of the card.
If you'd like to join us in a Scripture Challenge sometime, check out Patter's Blog. Its called 'Triple the Scraps', just click on the title on the right side of this page and it will take you there. Next week's challenge word is 'Serve'.
Have a great day! Amy

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