A Slave To God’s Love 

“Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.”-Romans 7:25 NIV

At various times, I seem to cycle through previous lessons, sayings, and promises. 

I find myself vowing, yet once again,”Now remember, don’t take for granted what you hold valuable in your life and in your heart. You’ll never know what you have until what you don’t have is what you’ll miss.”

Repeated lines repeat themselves. 
Somehow, the same goes for the lessons that I thought I already knew.

I have discovered that I can still get immersed in what is out of my control, while chasing after the unrealistic goal ahead. I get caught up in my own limitations, not necessarily living in a way that’s equivalent to my very best. 

I look over the heartache of another, a joy that should have been experienced, and opportunities of sharing that were missed. I undermine what a new day will bring and I take for granted the blessings bestowed upon my life. 
Because of my sinful nature, I FAIL. . .OVER AND OVER AGAIN. 

For the longest time, my thoughts, along with my failures, held me captive. My actions were the reflection of the wounded places filling the void in my heart. 

I hadn’t learned about the freedom that God represented, nor his power that dwelled in me. I didn’t understand how precise his mercy, righteousness, or forgiveness really was and is.

I thank God because he never gave up. By my nature I easily might have, but God loved me unconditionally, in a way that I can’t fathom or comprehend. 

Even now, when I continue to fail, his love doesn’t waiver. HE DOES NOT UNLOVE. HE LOVES YOU in the very same way. Take refuge in him today, delight in what he wants to offer you.

~ Baring His Beauty,

    Tiffany Thomas