Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs Forum Bible Verse Thursday Challenge #55 - Open the Gates!

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving, give thanks to Him and praise His name!"  ~Psalm 100:4

Thankfulness is at the heart of a worshipper. When we come to worship we can't help but thank God for who he is and what he has done. When we are done with this life, we will eternally be in His presence and the praise & worship then will be everlasting.

It is into this presence that we want to go. But how?

Psalm 100 tells us how. This psalm is a literary masterpiece. It has been said that the Bible is shallow enough that the immature can play without drowning, but it is deep enough that the most mature can never touch bottom. Such is Psalm 100. This Psalm does not contain a single concept that is not expressed elsewhere in the Psalms.

When studying Psalm 100 one gets the impression that it is inappropriate for us to barge into God's holy presence without taking the proper actions and necessary steps. God is willing to meet us anywhere, anyplace, and anytime, but we need to come into his presence with heart and mind, body and soul that acknowledges the presence of the King.
Isn't it interesting we are willing to wait for hours, standing in line, to catch a glimpse of some earthly monarch or celebrity - yet we think nothing of running into the presence of God? A spiritual protocol must be followed for whomever who wants to enter into the presence of the King. Psalm 100 shows us the pathway into God's presence, as it were, a procession as to visit dignitary or a protocol as to visit a king.

Your challenge this week is to create something using this scripture or another verse that gives thanks for all He does for us.  When uploading your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT55 and then hop over to Our Daily Bread Designs Forum and share it with us!

Since my theme this week is "Open the Gates" I decided to make a gate-fold card!

Supplies for this project
Cardstock:  The Paper Company – Neutral Ivory, Chocolate Truffle; Bazzill - Cocoa
Decorative Paper:  BoBunny – Timepiece Collection
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Give Thanks, Wheat Cross
Inks, Stains, Paints & Colored Pencils:  Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink – Tea Dye
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  EK Success – Scalloped Border Punch
Accessories & Other Stuff:  Graphic 45 Metal Staples – Mini Brads

Many Blessings!

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, Cheryl, I LOVE this card!! Love the gatefold and the rich colors are so yummy! Thanks for the message....I have not really thought about it much....thanks for making me think! (Ouch!) God bless!!


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