Thursday, April 7, 2011

Favored Ones

We as God's beloved are favored above pain and endings; sin and evil; loss and lies.  We are favored above fear.  Although poverty, fighting, lack of freedom, deception, despair, and hatred can be found in this world, God doesn't value them.  What God doesn't want doesn't last; they may be conflicting, but are only temporary.

Let us be faithful.  Let us keep our eyes fixed on the eternal, on what God wants for us and what God favors.

We may know these truths in our hearts, but it can be challenging to focus on the eternal in everyday life, to put these beliefs into practice.  Yet God is always mindful of us even when we've lost track of him for a time, so no need to worry.  We are favored by Love itself.

8 comments:

  1. Amen sister! What a wonderful reminder.

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  2. Sometimes it can be a hard thought to hold even in your heart, although without believing it the world becomes a much harder place.
    m+x

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  3. Getting caught up in the world makes it easy to forget that this life is only fleeting. I appreciate your reminders of God and his power.

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  4. Yes, God is present, even when we're feeling the losses. Thanks.

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  5. I really need this right now. Thank you, Jade. :)

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  6. Thank you for your uplifting words! It's so easy to get distracted and forget that we really are "favored" by God. I love to read your perspective on things - you put such care into how you express your thoughts - and I appreciate each one! :)

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  7. Beautiful Jade, so encouraging and so true. It's not always easy, is it? But we are constantly in his eye. Thanks for this.

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