Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Let Your Light Shine Thursday// OOTD

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day and week. 

This week has been so busy at work (per usual)- so I am so excited for the weekend! I am extra excited because I get to babysit my God daughter! I haven't gotten to spend a lot of quality time with her so I am so excited that I will be able to do that!
One thing that I have been learning this week is that we, as people, tend to have "lists" with people- even people we love. What do I mean?

Has someone you love ever done something and you say "I am going to remember that" or " I have had it, your on my list!". We make it up in our mind that we get on someone's bad side and we have to find a way to get off their bad side or get our name's off that list! So often times, because that is what we are used to getting from people we love and giving to people we love, we think God is that way with us, too.

That is far from the case. God is not a God of lists or a God where there are strings attached to having a relationship with Him. He accepts you for who you are, He wants you as you come- because in His eyes, you are sacred, you are precious, you are perfect.

Ephesians 1:4-5 
"For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will"

When we sin, when we do wrong or when we have negative thoughts, Jesus wants us to come to Him in our weakness and trouble so He can give you his divine love and lead you to the right path. When you come to Him, He wants to hug you and give you His love- He is not interested in cursing you or putting you on a naughty list because He knows that will not draw you to Him, but away from Him. He wants a relationship with us and loves us so much that He gave His Son for us so nothing could stand between us and our wonderful Father. Do not be afraid to go to God, even when you have done wrong- because He is our helper, our encourager, our teacher, our Savior and our Redeemer. He is the only one who has and can redeem us.

I encourage each and everyone who feels they can't go to God to just try it. Go to Him and ask for His forgiveness, but most importantly, receive His forgiveness- because He has already forgiven us- through the blood of Jesus on the cross. Be willing to receive His love, His forgiveness, His mercy and His grace. He has an infinite amount to give. It is pleasing to Him that his children come to Him for everything. It pleases Him that we seek a relationship with Him.

I also encourage you to ask God to release the "lists" you may have on people you know and/or love. So you can release any grudge and forgive others just as our Christ has done for us. It's much more peaceful not having so many lists, anyway :)

Our God of infinite grace. What a wonderful blessing we have in Christ. He is truly all together lovely. 
I hope this was able to help you today!

Today is 
Let Your Light Shine Thursdays!

Thanks so much for all of you that linked up last week!
Me and Jena over at I'm Perfectly Human loved seeing all of your posts!

Our favorites from last week's link-up are:

Ariel from Auteur Ariel

Great Outfit!

Thanks again for all of you who participated! Now it's time to link up again :)

1. Link up your favorite post this week - It can be related to faith, fashion, food, family, or whatever else you would like to share that helped you shine your light from the week!

Don't worry if you don't have a blog to link up - just leave a comment with how you let your light shine this week!

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3. Link back by using the button above or your own link.

4. Visit other blogs and meet new blogger friends!

Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to feature and share with you all!

Let Your Light Shine Thursdays

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