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"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." - Colossians 3:15-17


Well, today (8/26/14) marks five years since I became a Christian. I thought I had been one since I was a little boy since my parents took me to church all the time, but I never quite understood the gravity of my sin, and I didn't quite get what real repentance was. Until I was 21, I struggled against and fell into sin a lot, while thinking I was actually "converted" this whole time. It wasn't until that date, Wednesday, August 26, 2009, that I realized that my heart was not right before God and that my life resembled nothing like any of the saints (this word is just another term for "believer") in the Bible. I placed my trust in Jesus, and since then, my life has changed dramatically for the better. The sinful things I used to love have now become as garbage to me (though I still struggle with some things), and my passions and priorities have been rearranged greatly. I drew this picture to show how grateful and joyful I am that Jesus gave me a new and wonderful life I would have never dreamed existed. I can now sing for certain that God's grace is truly amazing! My works and deeds don't get me to heaven, it's solely the grace of God!

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall profess, within the vail,
A life of joy and peace.

Chorus:

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

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For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?" - Psalm 56:13

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Cu-bomb Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm blessed to know that there are people with similar situations like. I truly committed my faith on Easter this year and plan to soon be baptized.


for reasons which I understand know unlike the pass.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean by committing your faith? I haven't heard it put that way before. Like, that was the day you trusted the gospel for your salvation?
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Cu-bomb Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Yes
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Showlover Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i clicked on this pic just to comment on it. didn't expect this description...
great job on the pokemon
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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BrainLevel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
very nice work =D this is one of my favorite pokemon Umbreon La icon 
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^ Mine too :la:
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BrainLevel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Very Cool Charmander epic la 
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EmilyTheMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fun fact, in Japanese "dark type" is actually called "evil type" but this shows the exact opposite.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I was also going for something a bit ironic here. I actually like a lot of dark-type Pokémon, with Umbreon being my favorite. A lot of people usually draw it as looking somewhat "evil," "sinister," or "mysterious," but I wanted to draw it looking cute, light-hearted, and happy because I like it better that way. In fact, almost all of my Umbreon drawings shows it as being that way.
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EmilyTheMeowth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this just goes to show that you should not judge one by his/her appearance. Nod 
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep ^^
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HollywoodMayhem Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015   Artist
^w^


God is amazing. I am thankful to live in a world in which he created.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God is the best! ^.^
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HollywoodMayhem Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015   Artist
Yes! He certainly is 
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MatthewAKJB Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
May 3, 2015 that's when I got saved. Your story is almost the same with mine. My favorite hymn. God's good.Heart Cling to the Cross emote :D 
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I had no idea it was that recent. Praise the Lord! Did you get saved through reading something in the Bible, or a friend, or a tract, etc?
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MatthewAKJB Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Brother Mike Combs was the old pastor of my Church, never met him before then, he's a missionary in Mexico now. He visited and preached a wonderful sermon, and I talked to him afterwards about salvation. I was saved by God on that wonderful day.:) (Smile) 
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that's great ^.^ Did he say that salvation was based solely on your faith in Jesus Christ? (I've heard of people getting it wrong before, so I just want to make sure)
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MatthewAKJB Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep and that's what I believe. Saved by Faith not works. I believe Christ is the son of God, He died for my sins, He rose from the dead the third day. He is my Lord and Savior.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen! ^.^
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Wo0lfel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg sooo kyute >w<
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^
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Wo0lfel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yw :33
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ZenoFlame Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Digital Artist
Daawwww cute
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^
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KUWANG3R-Prime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a cute pic! >.<
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^.^
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CaptainMexico Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
weet pic! And nice to meet you.
I am a creator of a Super heroe. Who protects and does everything for rights and the good things.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^ I'll make sure to check that out (I'm at school at the moment).
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bubbles46853 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Dawww...
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^
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bubbles46853 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
You're welcome.
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Snide-The-Serperior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so good! ^-^
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^.^
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Snide-The-Serperior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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TheNeonUmbreon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, it looks so vibrant!^^ very nice 
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^
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CrissyScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( Neon...
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DrDewott Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
am I the only one who think it looks like olddays Neon?:icontheneonumbreon:
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?
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Eagle-Ninja Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love how you made Umbreon smile at the sun, instead of the moon. 
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^ I felt it'd be more appropriate to show the sunrise instead of the moonrise for this pic.
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FallenAngel5414 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful  Cling to the Cross emote :D 
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^.^
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
This is awesome ^^
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^.^
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
You're welcome ^^
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OurHands Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of funny that Umbreon is smiling in the sun;
amen! :D
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