Friday, October 17, 2008

Walking humbly with thy God

There's so much bad news and uncertainty around these days. So I thought I'd share parts of a testimony I wrote out while attendnig the Alpha Course recently. It is about how I came to know the Lord and how my life has changed. I'll cut out some of the more personal parts, and just share this part:

"Before I knew the Lord, I was not really at peace. I was happy if I felt I was doing generally better than others, had good results, and was well thought of by others. Naturally I was miserable when the opposite happened.

Over the years, God’s dealings with me in this area extended to many areas of my life, to my relationships, studies, career, marriage, having children, and raising them. He continues to work in me! To show me that “all have fall short of the glory of God” and it is “by grace, through faith that we are saved”. 'Good' as I may appear on the outside, inside of me God continually works, and “amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me” is a resounding song within my heart.

There were a few major periods of difficult times in my life, one when I was younger and had relationship struggles, another when I was married and was trying to have a baby, and yet another when our firstborn had developmental difficulties, coupled with financial worries. Through all those times, God took a long time to answer my prayers in the manner I asked Him to. But in those long periods of struggling, He changed me. He taught me to rely on Him, and to trust Him. Through those periods, He also knew where my breaking points were and when I was vulnerable, and He protected me and provided special ways and help for me to cope.

As I walked this road of faith with God, I have tasted the goodness of God, experienced His faithfulness and answered prayers, seen the changes in my life, received peace, joy, and guidance for my life, found that the teachings in the bible are true, and that the bible gives answers to all my questions about life, and hope for the future.

My favourite verse is in Micah 6:8 - “What does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”

Praise God for His Everlasting love and faithfulness, and I pray that I will walk closer and closer to Him, and my life will more and more honour Him."

Well, if you have taken the time to read through all that, thank you, and hope it blesses you to know how God works in my life. I hope in the difficult times to come I too will remember His faithfulness and always have hope, peace and joy. Same to you too!

Now, for this week's layouts, I'm trying out more muted colors for these theme park photos. I've so many photos for this one trip!! It's taken almost the entire year to scrap them. Someone asked if I'm always on vacation lol! I wish, hehe! But scrapping has been really great as I relive the trip with dh and the boys. Can't wait to see it printed!
Credits: background paper by Weeds & Wildflowers, birdie and cut papers by Beth Nixon
Credits: Background paper from mediterrean kit by T Martin and Nancy Comelab from Digital Artist magazine, purple paper from Miss Mints kindergartencrafts, color sparkles from ChristinaRenee's blog party 2, orange paper fr Jackie Eckles' Whimsy world.

As usual, the above templates can be found here
Credits: background paper by Faith True, disney logo by Idzibitsy designs, numbers strip by Danielle Young, bullseye by Kim Christensen

This template is now available as a set in the store HERE

38 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your testimony!

    And, as always, many thanks for the template. They really help me get my pictures scrapped!
    Heather

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  2. Thanks for the great templates! I always look forward to your posts!

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  3. Love your new layouts. Thank you for being such an inspiration and thanks for sharing your templates.

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I *heart* your double-pagers. :)

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  5. You are a blessing to others, Yin!

    Your layouts are wonderful and thank you for the template.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your testimony- so nice to read that today! and as always, thanks for sharing your templates with us. They have given me lots of inspiration and help this last year in getting lots of my own vacation memories scrapped instead of letting them sit on my computer where no one but me enjoys them.

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  7. I just went to Disney World last month, and your templates will be a great help with over 500 photos. Thank you so much.

    Lynn

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  8. Yes, thank you for sharing your testimony! i am greatly blessed by having read it, and i think it's wonderful to hear others speak of the way the Lord works in their lives! What an encouragement!
    and thank you so much for the beautiful templates you so generously share with us!
    Blessings and peace!

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  9. Love your layouts, especially the MGM one! And your testimony was very nice, too. Thanks for another wonderful template! I'm always so happy when I see another one on IKEA.

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  10. Oh Yin, what a beautiful wonderful testimony of our Lord's greatness!!!! I love to read other's testimonies of how Jesus is working in them. So awesome! Thanks so much, also, for the beautiful templates. Payday is Monday, so I'll be over at the store to pick up the most recent 6 of them. :)

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  11. Hi.. a big hug from Colombia at South ameica.. i found your blog and store i guess 3 months ago and i have download all and bought all too!!!... and thanks for share how the LORD work for your life... i am a true believer in god .. so is nice to see that my favorite template designer has him in her life too!!... thanks for all... Soffy from Colombia!!

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  12. Thank you for sharing your testimony- indeed God is good and always there. We are in the palm of His hand. Thanks for the great template too.

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  13. Thank you for sharing your testimony and and the great template.

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  14. Our GOD is a great and mighty God, isn't He? How blessed we are by His faithfulness to us even when we're not always faithfully daily. I am encouraged by your words though; in that I have sometimes I had to seriously remind myself that "He is NOT slow in keeping His promises! He is always right on time with His schedule. (2 Peter 3:*9) Even though, sometimes I really wish it was on mine. Thanks for sharing so intimately of yourself with us. Your Sister in Christ, Shawna

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  15. Another awesome layout... thank you for sharing the template.

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  16. Thanks for the templates and also the instructions for using the double wide templates. I hadn't been here in a while so thanks.

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  17. I always look forward to your new templates! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. this one is grand, thanks for sharing! - ddee

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  19. what are the fonts´name you used for "the magical of Disney"? your designs are marvelous.

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  20. what are the fonts´name you used for "the magical of Disney"? your designs are marvelous.

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  21. Yin, you are a blessing in so many ways! Thank you for sharing how God has transformed your life. My prayer is that those who read your testimony will seek to understand God's love for them, too. Wonderful template!

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  22. Thanks so much! I love your layouts and this template is wonderful. Thanksagain!

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  23. I am SO happy I found your site today! I love your templates - I scooped up everything I could! Thank you for the freebies and for the reasonable pricing in your store. Most of my scrapping is about travel, and your layouts will be great inspiration to me! I look forward to seeing more!
    Cindy

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  24. I have been so encouraged, not only by your testimony, but by the many comments left by fellow believers :) I have linked to your blog on mine, and will be back often to read.
    Thank you for sharing both the template and your testimony! May the Lord work mightily through your openness and honesty!
    Praying...

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  25. I love your post. God has also been so good to me & been there during my hard times. I'm glad you chose to share with others what a wonderful thing a relationship with God is & can be.

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful template.

    Melody

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing! While I love the layouts with a single picture, I tend to scrap with LOTS of pics in a single layout. Thanks for helping make that easier!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your testimony. I want to share mine on my blog, but have not as yet.

    Love the more muted colour of your disney layouts - they don't distract from the great detailed photos.

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  28. I just downloaded templates 56, 62, 71. I love to come to your site. You have beautiful layouts, and fantastic templates. I know I can count on you for a bit of inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  29. I am just LOVING your vacation book!!! I need to work on my Disney book and I am thinking your templates are going to be PERFECT!!

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  30. many thanx,hugs to you and your family.
    Mo

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  31. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

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  32. Thank you for the great templates!

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  33. Your post was truly inspiring for me. Thank you for sharing! And thank you for the wonderful template.

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  35. Cool testimony. :) I love Micah 6:8 - that's one of our prayers for our new little baby boy. :)

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony - it was a blessing to me - and for sharing all your wonderful templates!!

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  37. You have a beautiful Page and very nice book your make. Thank you for the freebies.

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  38. AnonymousJuly 11, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your testimony! Am new to digiscrapping and loving your templates! :) Drea

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