Friday, September 20, 2013

She belongs




She is chosen.

She is adopted.

She is redeemed.

She is forgiven.

She is marked with a seal.

She has a guaranteed inheritance.

She was previously dead in her transgressions and sins because she followed the desires of the flesh.

She was lost but now is found.

She is saved.

All because she believed.

The old is gone the new creation is here.

She has been made new by His blood poured out for her on the cross.

It had nothing to do with anything she had done.

What could she possibly do to earn such love and mercy?

"Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved." ~ Eph. 2:4-5

She will not forget where she once was: without hope and without God.

She now has hope. She always has hope.

Where does her hope come from? 

Her hope comes from the Lord who she now has access to through his Holy Spirit.

For she now belongs.



I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Lisa has created a wonderful community where many others come together and write for five minutes on a prompt she provides. It's a beautiful thing. Today's prompt is: She.


35 comments :

  1. Beth - I love that you combined what we are studying in Ephesians with Five Minute Friday. This is a beautiful post! Enjoy the weekend with your man!
    Blessings,
    Joanne

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings,
      Beth

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  2. Love this post, Beth! "She will not forget where she once was..." Me either, for once we have been forgiven of much, there's no going back!

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  3. Love this post such a great reminder of what we are in Him!! Love those verses too!! Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!! Good luck to your girls tomorrow.
      Much love,
      Beth

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  4. So rich! A beautiful post-- the kind that makes me sigh with the contentment of all that glorious, unmerited love He has to offer... What a lovely, God-exalting message! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! Have a wonderful weekend.
      Blessings,
      Beth

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  5. And to your wonderful post, I say, "Hallelujah!"

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    1. Hallelujah!! Thank you for visiting Wendy!
      Blessings,
      Beth

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  6. Beautifully written and a great reminder of who we are in Christ! Blessings!

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  7. Beautiful my friend!! Ah yes, she belongs...to Him! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post Beth...have a blessed weekend lady!

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  8. This is POWERFULLY beautiful! I love it. Keep writing and keep sharing the love of Christ!

    Blessings to you,
    Amy

    P.S. I tried to post a comment earlier today, but I couldn't get it to work. I got home from my son's football game and tried again. :)

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    1. Hello Amy! Thank you so much for your kind words. That is so kind of you to come back a 2nd time to leave a comment. You put a big smile on my face. It's nice to "meet" you. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
      Blessings,
      Beth

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  9. And she made me smile with this beautiful post.

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    1. And you made me smile with your kind comment!! {Hugs}

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  10. Beautiful, Beth!
    You DO belong and it gladdens my heart to hear you profess, with deep conviction, that you do belong. You belong to Him and He loves you with an everlasting love! Thanks for sharing your heart. Let me know if we can talk this week :)
    With love and ((hugs)),
    Bev

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    1. Thank you friend! Hoping over to my email soon to respond to your last one. Sorry for my delay. I look forward to connecting this coming week.
      Much love and (((hugs))),
      Beth

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  11. YES, YES, YES, YES, YES! Powerful and beautiful!

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  12. Beautifully expressed. Praise His name for the miracle of salvation that He gives to us! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. God bless you.~Cassandra, visiting from FMF.

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    1. It's nice to *meet* you Cassandra. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words! Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  13. Beautifully expressed. Praise His name for the miracle of salvation that He gives to us! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. God bless you.~Cassandra, visiting from FMF.

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  14. Simply beautiful!!! I am so glad that I belong!! Thank you for such a loving post, beautifully powerful!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Stacey

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    1. Me too friend!! Thank you for your kind words and for adding this to your favorites. I'm so touched.
      Blessings to you,
      Beth

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  15. PS... I have added this to my favorites :)

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  16. I love this. Why can't I remember this everyday :) That's for the beautiful assurance through words.

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    1. Oh it's a challenge for me to remember every day too! It's so nice to have you here Lisa. Thank you for stopping in this past week.
      Blessings,
      Beth

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  17. What a beautiful reminder. Thank you.

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