Saturday, June 9, 2018

CHRISTIAN PRODUCTS: Cell Phone Cases With Scriptures

iPhone case with scripture

A Christian buyer is happy to be carrying around a phone that reminds him/her that Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. This was purchased at my Society6 Shop.  I used marker art to complete this design of a candlestick painting with hand-lettering of Psalm 119:105.

iPhone case/skin with Jesus Christ of Nazareth design

I painted the original artwork for this Jesus Christ of Nazareth: My Lord My Savior design with acrylic, mixed media and collage. It is a painting of inspiration and faith.

Scripture reference iPhone case or skin

I love watercolor, so this painting was done in that medium. I named it "Flying Lady" and added hand-lettering for Isaiah 40:31, They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. This is a beloved scripture for many Christians.

Society6 says about their cases: 

Our iPhone Slim Case combines premium protection with brilliant design. The slim profile keeps your tech looking sleek, while guarding against scuffs and scratches. Just snap it onto the case and you’re good to go.

The iPhone Adventure Case is built to protect you from...well, you. Featuring rugged, multi-layered protection for worst-case scenarios. With silicone exteriors, touchscreen covers and hard plastic liners, take your phone on serious adventures without worrying about the elements.

Added protection, just in case. Our iPhone Tough Cases keep a slim profile, but with increased shock dispersion thanks to a silicone liner. It’ll save your phone’s life over and over again.

About their skins, they have this to say:

Not looking for a case, but want to customize your phone with rad designs? All you need is an iPhone Skin - a vinyl decal which sticks perfectly to your model. Pick up a few and change them out - they’re super easy to stick on and take off.
Visit my
Society6 Artsy Craftery Design Studio shop
for more Christian products
with these spiritual designs 
and more to come.

~ Fill your life with reminders of Jesus Christ. ~

 ~ Spend your money on merchandise that glorifies God. ~

~ Surround yourself with products that invite in The Holy Spirit everyday. ~

We need all the help that we can get
in doing spiritual battle in this fallen world.


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The Lord has blessed me with great creative skills. I am a self-taught designer, crafter, writer and artist.
Like Lydia in Acts 16, I am a seller of beautiful things
and I worship the Lord everyday, day in and day out. 

Proverbs 22:29 states:
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. (KJV)
 

Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.  (NKJV)

I have learned that in order for God to bless us through our talents, skills and creativity,
we have to put our work out there. 

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If you know of anyone who sells handmade products or designs that glorify God, let me know so that I can take a look. I may feature them here.

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Poetry: God & Son As One



God & Son As One

How hard it must have been,
For you to know, Lord,
That you were the Light of the World,
And to walk among hatred and blindness.

How hard it must have been,
For you to live under
Being harassed and harangued,
And to walk among
That determination to murder.

But you were determined
To enforce God's will.
Your Father, who gave you up
To a vicious world of dark haters,
Lived the horrific sacrifice through you.

©SJHolland

Thursday, May 24, 2018

You Are Here: Tired Of Praying & Weary III

Guilt is debilitating and useless, and comes from the influence of the devil.
 I know how it is to weep your heart out because of distress over a circumstance. I know how it feels to be overcome by struggle, fear or tragedy. Breaking down in tears is a relief, but it is also horrifying and exhausting. We often feel guilty for being human, though we ARE human. God acknowledges this by coming in human flesh to experience what only humans can, and dying for our human frailties.

When we feel tired of praying and believing in prayer, guilt tries to set in. We feel like we should be able to do better, fix things, make something work out, not grieve, not feel trauma, not feel bad. Guilt is debilitating and useless, and comes from the influence of the devil. If we are ever guilty of anything at all, there is always the answer of accepting a washing that makes us whiter than snow, through what Jesus did.

There is no level of black guilt that cannot be covered by Jesus' sacrifice for us. All we need to do is ask to realize what is already there for us. Feeling overcome and tired, and not feeling like praying anymore is nothing to feel guilty about. It is human. God knows that we are human. He created us.

After we have accepted how we feel, and have called upon the Holy Spirit to pray for us (see You Are Here: Tired Of Praying & Weary) , we should as devoted, growing Christians, desire to get our prayer life back on track. Sometimes it helps to change up how we pray, the words and scriptures that we use, the times of day, the subjects, etc. At the same time, we should continue to thank God for specific things that we have asked for. Don't keep asking, begging and pleading with God for the same thing. You ask him once and you have it. You ask according to his will and it is done. Plain and simple. I John 5:14-15 says If we ask anything according to his will, we know we have the petitions that we desire of him.

Sometimes it helps to change up how we pray, the words and scriptures that we use, the times of day, the subjects, etc.

The next step is to crush the fear that things will not work out, that nothing will ever change, that we will never be happy. When the desire to beg and plead for that same thing tries to rule you again, stop the thought and thank God for the answer. Thank him that it has been done, according to his will. Our faith in his will is what puts us in a position to receive his answers to our prayers.

Now move on and petition or ask God for the next thing, leaving it at the Cross. From then on, thank him for it until you recognize an answer,
however and whenever that should come.  
 
You Are Here: Tired Of Praying & Weary
 
  You Are Here: Tired Of Praying & Weary II


Friday, May 11, 2018

Our Thank-Yous Are From The Lord

...we remember, however, that what we do we do unto God,

Remember,

whatever you do unto God

does not require a thank you from man. 

Sometimes we do something for someone and forget about it. Whether it was voluntary or requested, when we remember what we did we may think so-and-so did not thank me for what I did. Maybe the person forgot to thank us, or maybe they were not aware that it was us who did it. Maybe it was done jointly with another person, and that person received a thanks, but we did not. We may feel left out, unappreciated or unacknowledged at the moment we realize that we were not thanked. 

It is nice to receive a thank you from others. It is good to be appreciated, for a job well-done or a gift given, by relatives, friends and others. When we remember, however, that what we do we do unto God, we don't feel so deprived when we are not thanked. When we remind ourselves that we are always aware of the presence of our God, and that he sees what we do with pure hearts, we don't have to solicit thank yous from others.

The Bible, that lamp unto our feet and that light unto our paths, reminds us that:

Whatever you are doing, let your hearts be in your work,
 as a thing done for the Lord and not for men. 

 Colossians 3:23 (WNT)

Whatever you do, do it readily, as to the Lord and not to men;
(BBE)

Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people.
(CEB)

Whatever work you do, put yourself into it,
as those who are serving not merely other people,
but the Lord.
(CJB) 

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,
(CSB)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.
(GNT)



 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

POETRY: I Choose Joy



 
I choose to laugh

In the midst of trouble,




And in the midst of sorrow,

I choose joy.

~ S J Holland ~


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,

so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Rom 15:3 NIV





 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

You Are Here: Tired Of Praying & Weary II

Hope has fled, but we know that hope is our only hope.


I believe that most people are crying out for help, because they pray and pray and don't seem to get any relief about the most important things in their lives. I wrote the first You Are Here: Tired Of Praying & Weary from a heart of understanding, because this has happened to me for so long about many things. Though I can certainly see the hand of God in my everyday life, I am often just tired of various other things.

I know the feeling of not believing that you can go on praying another day. I know how it feels to not feel like praying, when deep inside you know that is your only hope. And what does that say? That hope has fled at that moment. That is when we are between a rock and a hard place. Hope has fled, but we know that hope is our only hope. Only the Spirit of God can untangle that heart condition and send what we already know, the repairing Blood of Jesus, flowing again through our paralyzed consciousness.






Only the Spirit of God can untangle the heart condition.


That is why we must rely on this Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit. It is the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ of Nazareth from the dead. It is the same Spirit that resides inside everyone who has accepted Jesus as Savior.  It is the same Spirit that brings The Word, the Bible, to life within us, and brings about the changes that we need to live renewed lives. This is the Spirit that has promised to pray for us when we are just too tired and weary. So don't give up on your prayer life. You have a faithful Helper.

 
God bless you and your entire family today.

May He have mercy and save the souls of each and
every one who does not know Him.

Most of all, may he increase your faith in your prayers
and your desire to pray.

In Jesus' name and according to God's will I pray,
Amen.
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