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Choose Your Own Adventure

I am going through an incredible online bible study through the book of Ephesians with Sarah Koontz and being reminded that we are worthy of our calling in Christ.

Lately, my fitness routine has been at some what of a standstill. It doesn’t mean that I am not working out, but just that I am not doing as much. I am not kicking up the intensity. I am choosing to dance more than a grueling HIIT.

I walk more than I run.

It has been good for this Mama’s soul as she prays and waits and wonders what God will do next for our little family.

What is our next adventure?

In our study today in Ephesians, Sarah mentioned that we are kind of on a choose your adventure journey….the gift of free will and choosing what we will do here on earth with what He has given us.  Our gifts and talents should be stewarded for Kingdom purposes, but it is easy to get lost on our way and some of our choices in our journey take us away.  Our choices do affect us.

With that all said, I am forever grateful that there are promises put in place long before I ever got here.  That when I chose Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I became a Co-heir in the inheritance.  I did nothing to earn that.  And neither did you, sweet sister.

Let’s worship Him today in that very thought and praise Him for His wonderful gift!

Read Ephesians 3:1-7 today and get a glimpse of this wonderful promise. As we exhibit free will, let it not be so that we can be more popular, more powerful, more rich, more influential, but to share the hope that we have in Christ Jesus!

As you workout today, or perhaps you are like me and taking it a little bit easier in your fitness routine, or you need something uplifting to listen to while working around the house (or on the job!), here is my Worship Playlist.

 

Jesus Loves this Hot Mess

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You ever feel like you are just one big mess?

It is part of my story. It still is, if I am being honest.  I know it can be really easy to show all of the good stuff on social media. On my IG, you see the highlight reel.  You will rarely see my constantly messy home (I seriously lack in the domestic department), the home cooked meals that are pushed away by picky 10 & 6 year olds.

The tantrums that happen right after you snap a smiling photo on social media for all the world to see.

And then there are your own failures.  The times where you want to get it right, but you end up getting it oh so wrong.

But we don’t often share those photos. We hide them, and then we vow to do better.

We try to be better.  Work harder. Have more faith. Be kinder.

I am thankful, though, that even with all my of my blundering, God loves me.  I am a hot mess. But He loves me too much to stay there.  I am a sinner saved by grace through faith.

That when I found Christ, I became a redeemed daughter of the King!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, (she) is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV (emphasis mine)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

“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, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for the adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will…” Ephesians 1:3-5 ESV

Don’t you see?  The world may see us as failures. We may not ever live up the expectations that society puts on us.  We may very well be a hot mess due to our flesh.

But God loves us. He sees us as His children. Redeemed.  He did not have to create us in order to have a relationship with us.  He had no need. But He CHOSE to.

For that, I am thankful.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany