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Friday, July 29, 2011

God's Promises Blog Hop

www.createoften.blogspot.comWelcome to the God's Promises Faith Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Diane - http://dianemarra.typepad.com/ 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 don't 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:

Paper Tree House - http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/
Nana - www.youniquereflections.blogspot.com
Tammy - http://www.fromme2upapercrafting.blogspot.com/
Susan - http://susanascorner.blogs​pot.com 
Jennifer -www.createoften.blogspot.com
Candy - http://www.sweetstamper.com/
Amanda - http://asjmade.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://scrapmethis.blogspot.com
Jessie -www.scrapbookingmiami.blogspot.com
Diane - http://dianemarra.typepad.com/
Vicki - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
Lynne Kirsch  --- http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Phillips - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.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


God's Fulfilled Promise in my life:
I married at age 17, five days out of high school and moved 75 miles away.  Many people wanted to think the worst of me because I was a professing Christian, so the thought was that I must have been pregnant when I married..that was not the case.   Having been told by three physicians that I would never have children , we put our names on the adoption list.. Seven years later we decided to move back to my home town.  Jim's parents had both passed away , it appeared that we would not be adopting so back we came to Springfield.  I had prayed so hard for a baby but God just kept saying  "No" or at least "Not at this time".

The couple we purchased our home from had experienced infertility issues and had found a doctor who successfully helped them have two children.  I hesitated for a long time because I didn't want to be told no again but eventually visited this man.  He examined me and assured me that in 5 months I would be pregnant.  Amazingly 5 months later I was pregnant with Luke.  I was sooo grateful to God..Not sure why He made us wait so long but I do know that God's timing is perfect and as frustrated as I get waiting He always comes through.. 

I believe that God orchestrated the entire scenario...from moving to Cincinnati, waiting the 11 years and sending us back to Springfield, directing us to the home we were to buy that just happened to be owned by a couple who would lead us to the doctor who would be used by God to help us have a child.  The fun part of asking God for something, be it a need or a want is just sitting back and watching how He works it all out!

This is the layout I did of my son:  I was a very new scrapper then...:)


This is the layout of my son holding his son.  God is so good!  All the time!



I will be putting together a gift pack of embellishments as blog candy so please become a follower and leave me a comment.  This is my first time participating in this aspect of a blog hop so I pray it does what it is supposed to do....God Bless You.....

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! :)

Your next stop is Lynne Kirsch  --- http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
 Love in Christ,  Vicki

12 comments:

Wendy Swenne said...

Wow, Vicky, God is good. And how hard it must have been to hear that you were not fertile. But how great is God to give you and your husband 2 kids, after waiting for so long.

God bless,

Wendy

Amanda Johnson said...

God is so good!! Sometimes we get frustrated waiting for His timing, I still do much more than I would like, but He know what the perfect time is, He knows when we need and what we need.

McVic said...

thank you for sharing your story! It is true he listens, but its all on his time not ours to when he comes and blesses us! Im a new follower, you can find me at youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
kacee

SueNJ said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony as I feel like I am at a cross roads right now. I know that God is putting things in place for a better life for myself and my family but it is a tough row to hoe. I could not do it without Him and prayer daily. What a blessing to see your son hold his son. I hope to know that joy one day as well :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

MiamiKel said...

Oh Vicki, what a sweet babe!! Lovely pages you have created - and a wonderful story of waiting for blessings in His time! TFS! GOd Bless!

MiamiKel said...

Hi - I was hoping that my comment stuck but not sure that it did, so I wanted to say thank you for sharing these lovely baby pages - how sweet they are! And the blessing of babes, in His time! God Bless!

EstherT said...

Vicki - this really touched my heart. I was frustrated by two years of infertility - 11 would have been a huge struggle. I'm so sorry that people wanted to think the worst of you for marrying young. Your faith is a real testimony to a deep relationship with God.

~Thanks, Esther
esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

p.s. I love your blog description - too cute!

Cathy said...

what a wonderful story,, it is true, God always answers our prayers, but not always in our time frame or exactly the way we want it. we just have to have faith. new follower here:)
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

clmk523 said...

So wonderful to hear your story! I love the two layouts you included.

fabitolana said...

SABEMOS CUAN GRANDE ES AL AMOR DE DIOS Y LA FÈ EN ÈL ES QUE NOS GUÌA ...TIENES UN HERMOSOS BEBÈ ...BENDICIONES DESDE CHILE

Debora said...

Bendiciones!!! Debora

Lynne said...

Beautiful Vicky --- God showered his blessings with your children. I am sew glad you participated in the blog --- Bless you