Made FOR Love

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
–  1 John 3:1 KJV

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. “
– John 3:16 KJV

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
– Ephesians 1:4-6 KJV

Thank You, Father, for the tender reminder of Your love for us.
Thank You for being Faithful.
Thank You for being Genuine.
Thank You for being Present.
Thank You for being You.

I love You! ❤

Inspiration: WGWM Study Notes, Week 2 Day 1

Sunshine Blogger Award 6.11.18

How like You, my heavenly Father to shine even more of Your Light into my life by allowing my dear friend Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill to  nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award just 2 days before my birthday! The 1st of 3 awards, You have blessed me with nominations to share with others!!! Praise Your Holy name! One of the greatest gifts You give us… is to give to others!  ❤sun-fireball-solar-flare-sunlight-87611Thank you, Wendi, for sharing with me the gift to give! God bless you for your thoughtfulness. I am also so encouraged by your heart and passion for cure, love, and peace… not just for you… but the world! The love of the Son surely shines in your words. Me and God love you! ❤

 


HERE’S HOW IT WORKS…

THE RULES

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog

2.) Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award, and write them 11 new questions

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.


Wendi’s Questions For Me:

  1.  What is your favorite thing about blogging awards?
    Praising God and sharing a little of His love with others! 🙂
  2.   If you were a sports car which one would you want to be and why?
    I don’t really know sports cars, but it’s fun to help friends enjoy them. 😉
  3.   If you could only eat one color of food for a week, what color would it be?
    Red! Spaghetti, lasagna, pizza, cannoli, apples, jello, jelly/jam, tomatoes
  4.   What is your favorite movie line and why?
    Ernest Borgnine as the Centurion in Jesus of Nazareth.

“No! I am unworthy that you should enter under my roof. I know that if you say the word, my servant will be healed. I am a man under authority, but I, myself, have authority over a hundred soldiers, and if I say to one of them ‘Do this.’ I know that he will do it. And if I say to another, ‘Go there.’ I know that he will go. I need not see. I know. So it is enough that you give the word, and it will be done.”
(This references the story of the faith of the Centurion in Luke 7:1-10, with verses 6-8 being the actual words the Centurion spoke.)  ❤

  1. Describe yourself in two words.
    technologically challenged…. because I cannot figure out how to add the video without messing up the number order in front of each question. But that’s OK… the video is very worth it! The words! The power! The favor God allowed on this movie… and this actor Ernest Borgnine. 
  2. What is one sporting activity that you enjoy watching?
    X Games… but I hate the spills and falls. I hate seeing anyone get hurt.
  3.  If you could give one piece of advice for all the world to hear what would it be?
    Jesus Christ died to give you eternal life because He doesn’t want to live forever without you! Ask Him to reveal Himself to you, so that you can KNOW for yourself just how much He loves you! Don’t give up being unconditionally loved forever! <3
  4.  What is your favorite encouraging quote?

    God loves you! John 3:16 says so! ❤ 

  5.   If you had to learn a made up language, which one would you choose and why?
    The language babies talk when they are they together. They’ve never been to school nor know ANY language thus far, yet they can carry on conversations with ga ga goo goo. ❤
  6.   If you were to learn to play an instrument which one would you choose?
    piano! I’ve always wanted to able to play Music Box Dancer. I told my son when he took piano lessons how I have wished to be able to play it, or at least wished the man that God has me marry could play it for me (and piano period! ❤ ) and would love to read aloud as well. I would rather listen to him endlessly than watch TV. 🙂


Nominees:

Soul of Eva
Grace Over Pain
Author Jenny Lynn
Lea’s Spiritual Journey
Fun Freedom Fables
IMPREINT journal
Source of Inspiration
Created and Called
Abounding Grace
The Shower of Blessings
Be Inspired!


Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. Where in the world do you live?
  3. What is your favorite food today?
  4. Do you have a prayer need that I can pray over for/with you?
  5. What is your favorite color?
  6. Do you have a favorite piece of clothing you wear a lot?
  7. What inspires you?
  8. Are you a night owl or an early bird?
  9. Who was the last person you hugged?
  10. What does it mean for you to “Let go?”
  11. What do you like to blog about?

Congrats to all the nominees!
Please don’t feel obligated to participate.
I thank God for allowing me to just share
a little of His light with you!
He loves you! ❤

Thank you again, Wendi! Me and God love you! ❤

 

3 Day Quote Challenge 4.27.18 Day 1

Lord, how delightfully fun You are to do things in Your own loving way. I was paying a visit to Jessy of FAB: Faith and Books to let her know I tagged her with a nomination for the This or That Tag, and just after I left the comment I got a reply right back of being nominated for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! So cool! We were tagging each other at the same time! 🙂


The rules for this challenge are:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Thank you, Jessy, for thinking of me with the nomination!
I love how God had that work! 🙂 Me and God love you!
Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.
♣ Nominate 3 bloggers each day!


Quote for Day 1:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

– John 3:16 KJV

This is a very popular verse. So popular that often times it is intentionally skipped over as trivial or because “everybody knows that one.” It was the first verse I ever learned. I was 6 years old, when Mr. Farlow (the church bus worker from the local church where we would visit when at my grandmother’s house) told me that when I could memorize John 3:16 that he would give me a jump rope.
I knew it by heart the next Sunday… or actually knew it by memory.

You see, what my 6 year old mind heard or understood was…

“This person named God… loved this other person named The World… and that He had a Son. Oh… that’s pretty nice of Him.”

That’s it. That’s all I really got out of it for years. There is no mention of the name of Jesus. Oh yes He is being referred to as the only begotten Son, but one has to know that and understand context. You don’t have that understanding just reading the word if you have never seen it. Especially if you have never read the book. And I had no hope of knowing such a big word like begotten at that age. But once I was old enough to understand salvation and read God’s word myself, having a relationship of my own with God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son, I would remember every single word!
❤ So often it has comforted my soul just to know…

❤ ❤ For God so loved the world! ❤ ❤
❤ ❤ That included me! ❤ ❤

My nominees are:
Splendor In Embers
Sara in LaLaLand
Thriving Under Pressure

Please do not feel obligated to participate.
If you do, no rush. Do it when it is a good time for you!
I would love to see what quotes inspire you,
and or what you use to inspire others with.

Thank you again, Jessy! Me and God love you!