Good Morning..It is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. I am the host today and I have chosen-
Someone will say, You have faith, and I have works, "Show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well, even the demons believe and tremble.
Mt. 7 say's "many will come to me in that day and say, Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in your name, did we not cast demons out in your name, did we not do miracles things in your name, and He will say, "away from me you worker of iniquity, for I NEVER knew you."
We are living in a time of great compromise. We seem to forget that God is serious about His Word and He warned us not to be deceived.. Our salvation is not based on works but Grace, James is making it very clear that there must be fruit of our confession of faith in Christ. Obedience is greater then sacrifice (works). If you are truly born again you are a new creation, you are different, the things you use to do, you do not do any more, we over come sin by the blood of the lamb. Our new nature desires holiness, yes we may stumble along the way but our desire to love God with all our heart, mind & soul helps us to get up and continue to run this race.
I work with many Christians who if you met, you would not know that they are children of God. They are perverse, slanders, gossips, thieves, the list goes on. Each one I pray for and go to, to explain to them that they are not walking in the light of Christ, and if they are not walking in the light how can they preach the gospel of Christ to the lost all around them. I explain that darkness and light have nothing in common, and a proverb my grandmother used to tell me , "If you lay down with dogs you will get up with fleas." We are called to be royal priest and that takes work and discipline, we are to be conforming our self's into the image of Christ . We are called to be a light in a dark world, but I ask them, "Where is your light?" "Where is the power of Christ in you changing you into His likeness?" I would be just as guilty as they if I did not warn them, preach to them, show them the error of their walk. I have no fear of man or what people think, but I am commanded to fear God. Am I perfect? No! But I put my hand to the plow moving forward to the high call placed before me, not looking behind but forward. James is saying "It is not enough to say you believe" for even demons believe, show me by your actions that you are children of the Redeemed.
My Challenge: "What works for you" use your favorite item for stamping, it could be a stamp, embossing folder or favorite spellbinder shape.
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, who is giving "Deer with Forest Family" to one blessed winner. And this set is just adorable.
Also I am weeding through my stamps and have decided instead of selling them I am going to give them away as blog candy, so once a month I will have a new one up. This is the candy for this week. It will end July 17thThis is a brand new Stamping Up Stamp "because I Care". What do you have to do?? You must be a member, I want to bless those who have been a blessing to me by stopping by here weekly and always encouraging me. That's all.. Also If you participate in the Stampin in Sisters Challenge this week, I will put your name in twice. :) Just let me know you would like this stamp when you leave a comment.
What works for me:
Ink: silver glitter embossing powder
Paper: Gina K luxury white, My minds eye, garden vignettes. flower from McMahon 5 -
Tools: cuttle bug, spellbinders label 17, MS punch
Please stop by Stampin Sisters In Christ and see what my other Sister's have created this morning.. My sweet sister Kris just created this new signature for me. Isn't it so pretty!! Thank you Kris. :)