Monday, 20 January 2014

Happy Birthday Ben

It was my husband's 32nd birthday last Saturday and I made him a quick birthday card to go with his present. The chipboard is all Scrapmatts with some Studio Calico wood veneers. The words and the dog were actually extras I had left over from one of their classes I took at an expo. Before I was on their DT I would always sign up for a Scrapmatts class at any expo I went to because they are so generous with all the extra chipboard you get in the class kit.
Ben really does not enjoy celebrating his birthday for some reason. He even went to the extent of turning off his Facebook account for the day so none of his friends would get a reminder it was his birthday. Nevertheless, we had a lovely relaxed day together with his mum who is visiting for the week. Ben chose to spend 3 hours playing basketball with this friends in the morning, so Helen and I went and enjoyed a lovely morning tea together. We went to Social Eating House and Bar for dinner, which was a great experience. We don't eat out too much and this place is pretty new but already had some good reviews. It's got a tapas/sharing focus on the dishes which were all fine dining options with all those complicated little components.
Totally forgot to take any photos of the day at all, which Ben probably appreciated. Part of his present was tickets to the Five Flavours beer festival in March so maybe I'll take some photos then.



    Is it possible to seek God? Calvinists teach that none seek God. They believe God selects all who will be saved, making it an impossibility to seek HIM. Man-made doctrines are always contrary to Scripture. God's word is always, the last word.

    Acts 15:15-17 With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written, 16 After theses things I will return, And I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, And I will restore it, 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,

    Prophets of God agree that all mankind may seek the Lord; a sharp contrast to Calvinistic teaching.

    Psalm 10:4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "There is no God."

    The wicked can seek God, however, they choose not to. Pride destroys the desire to seek God.

    Acts 17:26-27 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

    Mankind is to seek God. He is there for whoever is willing to find Him.

    Psalm 53:1-2 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God.".....2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks God,

    If God selects men to be saved against their will, He would not have to look down to see who seeks Him.

    Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

    God says diligently seek Him. Calvinists proclaim that no man can seek God. Who do you believe?

    2 Chronicles 19:3 But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."

    Men need to prepare their hearts to seek God.

    Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

    The writer of the Psalms says God will not forsake those who seek God. Those who preach, the John Calvin view of predestination, strongly disagree.

    Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom......

    Jesus says seek God's kingdom. John Calvin says men cannot seek God.

    Hebrews 11:6 ....for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

    God rewards those who seek Him.


    (All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


  2. Happy belated Birthday to Ben....sounds like he had a great day. Wonderful card...I like the layout and all the stars.


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