Thursday, January 10, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Bible Verse Thursday Challenge #63 - Victory

"I will sing and make music with all my soul."  ~Psalm 108:1

If you are stuck in a rut I want you to know today, it is a bad place to be. Our Old Song gets tiresome to us, as well as other people.  What we need is to sing the New Song that the Lord has put in our heart.  The song of Joy, Enthusiasm, Praise and Victory.  But, before we can sing that new song, we have to learn to see things in a new way.  We are stubborn children who don't like change and yet, if we listen, the Lord is teaching us this new song He wants us to sing.

This passage is a reminder of how we can have victory in God’s strength. As you read this psalm you may say, “I’ve read all of this before.” The first five verses are taken right out of  of Psalm 57:7-11, and the last eight verses are taken right out of the last half of Psalm 60. The Holy Spirit takes pieces from these two psalms and arranges them in a slightly different way. This is not because He has run out of ideas, but because He wants to bring these particular truths to us in a fresh way.
The psalm revolves around four words: music, majesty, might, and mercy.
  1. Music (vv. 1-3) - There had been no songs in Babylon. They had been looking at their circumstances of fears, frustrations and failings and were unable to sing. David had committed himself to praising the Lord always, even in his life before unbelievers.
  2. Majesty (vv. 4-6) - In these verses we see the psalmist thoughts turning to the wonderful God upon whom his heart is fixed and who has filled his soul with song. He thrills at the fact of who God is. There is no power in heaven, on earth or in Hell that can prevent Him from delivering his beloved from whatever troubles
  3. Might (vv. 7-11) - No power exists that can prevent God from accomplishing His plans.  Furthermore, nothing can hinder God from dong what He intends with His plans, His people, and His prerogatives.
  4. Mercy (vv. 12-13) - God is a God of mercy who takes care of us in spite of our failures.
Are my prayer requests often for God to just help me through a stressful situation?  God wants to help me have more than survival in my life. With God’s help I can do more than I think. I can change, I can learn a new song to sing!

Your challenge this week is to create a card using this scripture or another verse that reminds us that we can have victory through God's strength.  When uploading your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT63 and then hop over to Our Daily Bread Designs Forum and share it with us!

Supplies for this project
Cardstock:  Truly Yours – White Card Base; Bazzill – Cocoa, Walnut Cream
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – You Will Find Refuge
Inks, Stains, Paints & Colored Pencils:  Versafine Ink – Onyx Black; Ranger Distress Ink – Tea Dye, Pumic Stone; Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa; Prismacolor Pencils – Cream, Sand, Yellow Ochre, Beige, Chocolate, Sienna Brown, Dark Umber, Henna, Tuscan Red
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  McGill Paper Blossoms Punch – Birch Leaf; Spellbinders Die
Accessories & Other Stuff:  American Crafts Ribbon, Petaloo Flowers

Many Blessings to you today and always!


  1. Wonderful message today, Cheryl, and your card is beautiful as usual!!! Thank you!!!!!

  2. Cheryl: I'm so glad that you came by to fellowship and share your art with us this week. Your card is absolutely delightful, and your post is so inspiring as well. Thanks for sharing with us, and please come back soon. I sure enjoy having you join us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Oh, I love everything about your card. The bird, the leaves made to be a frame and the DP is great. Totally cool! Thanks for blessing us with your project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Have an awesome day!

    JO ANN

  4. I love the way way you wrapped the floral spray around your cute feathered illustration, and the Psalm you chose is perfect. Thanks for sharing at WAW. Blessings!

  5. Cheryl,
    This sweet little chick-a-dee perched on a twig surrounded by your leaves and flowers is singing his little heart out. They sing and sing and like you said we should maybe consider seriously changing our tune.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday, from the heart I say thank you.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!


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