Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Wanting It" by Quiet Moments in the Presence of God and the "He IS Able Card of the Week" Winner

Good Morning, Friends~

I hope you are all enjoying your week!  Today we will announce the winner of the He IS Able Card of the Week Give Away! The winner is chosen randomly, from the comments received up to 8pm EST on Tuesday.  So, please...leave a comment of any type or a prayer request, or a prayer or poem, or anything you would like to share or ask...and you may receive one of the beautiful hand-made, donated cards that are shown on the right side of the blog.

First we have a beautiful piece from Quiet Moments in the Presence of God which is published by Bethany House which I wish to quote word for word for you.

"Delight yourself also in the Lord,
 and He shall give you the desires of your heart." 
 (Psalm 37:4 NKJV)



Desire is at the heart of spiritual growth.  How much do you desire a closeness to God?  How intense are you about discovering and following God's will for you?  How high is your desire quotient?

If you want to grow in your spiritual life, want all that God has in store for you.  Desire all the love and grace He has stored up for you.  Saint Catherine of Siena is credited with saying that "God does not ask a perfect work but only infinite desire."  God wants you to want Him.  God honors this desire for Him by coming to you in great and gracious ways.

There's an old spiritual that says, "Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart."  "Want to be" is the key.

"Some of you keep competing for so-called "important" parts.
  But now I want to lay our a far better way for you."  (1 Corinthians 12:31)

Do you desire for Him to be in every area of your life?  Have you asked Him to do so?  Do you seek Him in prayer and in His Word?  Here is a short prayer that followed the writing.  Of course, you could make the prayer more specific to your life and the particular areas where you miss Him.

"Dear God, I desire with all my heart
that you come to me in every way
 that You will. In Jesus' Name.  Amen."


Now, let's announce this week's winner for the He IS Able Card of the Week Give Away!  I find this winner has a beautiful talent in all types of crafts.  She is especially talented in paper crafts.  She is a part of Stampin' Sisters in Christ and Our Daily Bread Designs.  Congratulations to Grace N.!  Her blog is cleverly named "Th-ink-ing of You"!  Please visit her link and congratulate her on receiving this week's Card of the Week.  She has a wonderful blog, with beautiful art, and she loves the Lord!

Her comment is below: 
 "What a great post Traci and I love your page! You did an amazing job creating the waves!!! God bless you for being obedient to what He has called you to do!"   By Grace on Walk That Walk... on 9/15/11

Please be sure to join us on Friday.  In the meantime, enjoy your week, and let's make the rest of this week a "Week of Praise!"  Let's each share something in the comment section for which we should be grateful...for which we should Praise Him!  God Bless!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather


  1. I praise God for the many friends I have made through this blog...which He allows me to participate in as an answer to prayer! I wanted a way to serve Him from home, since I am disabled, and I wanted to include the cards that I was learning to make...and He gave me several dreams about how to make the blog Glorify Him rather than art. It's all in the first post. (Click on June 2010 on the side bar for the complete story of His love and grace that saw the beginning of this blog. It is the only post there.) Thank you friends for being here and sharing in the comment section, it is the only way we get to know you! Thank you Michele and Joan for being a part of the He IS Able blog family!

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

  2. Thank you for another great post Traci, and thanks also for this beautiful card I will receive and pass on with grateful heart. I have so much to thank the Lord for.... the list would be endless really! I'm thankful for His love for me, a love that reached down from heaven so that I could be reconciled to Him! I'm thankful for all the stages in life that He has given me... times of great activity and abilities, but also these times of "slowing down" in which He is giving me other areas of service and blessing me each day. Thankful for the many wonderful Christian friends I have made through this art form, and for the gift He has given us all to bring Him glory with our art!

  3. I too have a wonderful life. God has been very good to me. I have been married to a christian man for 35 years. My three sons are grown and are loving kind men. My granddaughter is truly a treasure. I am thankful for my talents that I get to share with others through my card making. I know that everything comes from God. So much more to raise up but I don't want to write a book.


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