Friday, October 28, 2011

Taste and See: The Lord is Good!

Psalm 34 is a rich song of thanksgiving and praise, and a call to trust in the Lord and walk in His ways.  “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!”

This card celebrates the sweet and abundant blessings we have in the Lord through the Lord Jesus Christ in whom all of God’s promises to provide for His children, now and for eternity, are yes and amen!

Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!  But what does it mean to take refuge in the Lord? Refuge in the Lord is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ. “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)  Throughout Scripture, the Lord promises to deliver all who will call upon Him, all who will turn from their sins and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.” 
I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” (v4)

“The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.” (v22)

And for those who are the redeemed, this Psalm is a great reminder of the rich blessings that are ours in Christ: He delivers us from our fears, from condemnation, from the guilt and power of sin, from the wrath of the Father. Instead He daily loads us with the benefits of salvation, including adoption into the family of God, eternal life, an inheritance in heaven, sweet fellowship with the saints, and so much more!

What a blessing it was to be asked by sweet Laura of Layers of Color Art Stamps to prepare a project and post for this week's Faith Art Friday blog feature. Laura and her entire design team are gifted artists who love the Lord and seek first His glory and the spread of His kingdom. If you haven't visited the Layers of Color blog, or their website, please consider this your invitation, and don't forget that each and every Friday is "Faith Art Friday" at Layers of Color.

You are in my prayers: May you also taste the goodness of the Lord in His provision of a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! 

Stamps: Layers of Color: Fruitful Harvest, Sent With Love, Encouragement
Basic Black, Neenah White, Wrapping paper (salvaged from my LOC order)
Ink: Versa Mark, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Old Olive
Layers of Colors Botanical Swirls Stencil, Zva Creative Gems, Spellbinders Labels 18, Spellbinders Labels 20, Ribbon, Sizzix Branch with Leaves die, Art Company Gold Glimmer Mist, Bic Markers, pages from Streams in the Desert (dog-chewed 1936 edition :) ), gold leaves ribbon, SU Scallop Border Punch, Gold Embossing powder.

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. So beautiful, Jan Marie! Such a fantastic reminder! Congratulations on being featured at Layers of Color! I recently discovered their wonderful blog, and plan on being a frequent visitor! Have a JOYFUL weekend!...Nancy :o)

  2. What a gorgeous card and a beautifully powerful message! I saw your card featured at Layers of Color and just had to stop by for a visit, I'm so glad I found your blog! blessings to you.

  3. It's beautiful Jan! You always have a gorgeous project to glorify the Lord! Praising the Lord for His faithfulness and wonderful provision. To God be the glory!
    Happy Anniversary, too! {hugs}

  4. What a beautiful card Jan. There are so many different elements on here, I had to study it awhile just to take it all in. Thanks for always explaining the scriptures in your work. It's a wonderful group over at Layers of Color, happy you were able to make their sample. Great job. ~ Abby

  5. A beautiful creation, Jan! I adore the variety of color, texture and interesting detail. So visually rich!

    Ah, to taste the goodness of the LORD! He fills my life with blessings and peace ~ in both times of storms and seasons of joy. Your post is a wonderful celebration glorifying Him! Thank you, Jan!

  6. This is Gorgeous! AND I'm going to use my branch punch on some text paper pronto--love that!!

  7. Jan, beautiful card as always. Thanks for linking up with Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  8. Neat idea to pair that Scripture with the fruit!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!