Friday, August 2, 2019

TGIF | Blessings


Trust, Gratitude, Inspiration and Fun Friday

TRUST

I am trusting my worthiness of God's love and blessings. Not because my worthiness is deserving or earned by anything I have done, but rather my worthiness is found in seeing and savoring the One of infinite worth" (John Piper).

The truth is, on my own I am not worthy. Yet God payed the penalty for my sins through the blood of His own Son, now making me worthy. His love and blessings are not because of my worthiness but because Jesus made the way for me (for us) to receive His love and every promise.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places." - Ephesians 1:3 (ESV)

We do not earn God's love and blessings -- it's what we have access to when we put our faith and trust in Him -- when we live a life in Christ. Knowing Him and having a relationship with Him is my (is our) greatest blessing.

**I am trusting I expressed myself rightly above. I do know His truth-- I just wrestle with the doubt of whether or not I shared His truth accurately.

GRATITUDE

I am grateful for the family and friendships He has blessed me with. I am grateful for a day of celebrating the parents-to-be of our second granddaughter, Skylar GraceAnne, with my family and friends who are dearest to me.


 





INSPIRATION

I am inspired to live fully and abundantly in the love of Christ.

"A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance." - John 10:10 (HCSB)

FUN

It was a fun week of celebrating turning 50!




I had no qualms about turning 50 -- for me it was a time of reflecting on and rejoicing in God's faithfulness in my life for 50 years. Even though for 40 of those years I did not have a relationship with Him. Those 40 years He was chasing after me, drawing me to Himself. It's a love worth celebrating!

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Reckless Love, Cory Asbury

What are you trusting, grateful for, inspired by, and doing for fun? Join Brené here in sharing your TGIF every Friday, or share with me below. I love hearing from you.

 

4 comments :

  1. You are beautiful. Your family is beautiful! Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. I love waking up to your writing on Saturday mornings! Yes, you expressed Christ’s relentless pursuit of us perfectly. So thankful He makes us worthy!

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  3. Happy and blessed birthday, Beth!!! Loved the family photos and the excitement you all are sharing in the coming of a new grandchild. The first one is a doll! May God keep and bless each one of you.

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