Blessings Come By Trusting 

“But blessed is the man who trusts me, GOD, the woman who sticks with GOD. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers— Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season.”   ~Jeremiah 17:7-8 MSG

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas 

When We Can’t See What’s Ahead – God Can

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” ~ Romans‬ ‭8:26-28‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Jesus acknowledges every detail. He understands every one of our circumstances, even when we forget that he already knows where they will leads us. 

He is here, even when it feels like he seems far away or non-existent. 

He is with us, because his breath dwells within us and he loves us in every way. 

Some of the greatest gifts come from the moment that is in the present, in the smallest amount of grace, and a power far beyond our imagination!

~ Baring His Beauty,

    Tiffany Thomas 

God’s View 

The reward of humility [that is, having a realistic view of one’s importance] and the [reverent, worshipful] fear of the LORD Is riches, honor, and life.” – PROVERBS‬ ‭22:4‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Misbelief……..we all struggle with it.

Inadequate pieces of our heart…….we have those places too.

The enemy likes to mirror back a reflection onto our heart that represents his lie of deception. 

The truth is that no one looks at us the way God does. 

Isn’t it wonderful to know that God sees in us what we can’t see in ourself? 

He teaches us in his love. He sees beauty and we are his magnificent masterpiece. 

~ Baring His Beauty,

    Tiffany Thomas 

Loving Reprimand

“Better is an open reprimand [of loving correction] Than love that is hidden.” ~ PROVERBS‬ ‭27:5‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Often times, when I am not looking above, or standing firm in the affirmations of my blessings, I can get caught up in the negative things that surround me.  

I forget that I have been chosen and created for more.

I can go after hidden love, the kind I’ll never see in things, or receive by human flesh. 

My mind is closed to the loving reproach of the Lord. I miss out, on an abundant life, one that should create a heart full in thankfulness. 

Yet, God in his magnificent power, seems to meet me despite the learning I’ve yet to accomplish. He doesn’t condemn me. He gently reminds me that it is an open mind that finds direction. 

It is from HIS heart where real love is deposited.

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas 

Reflection

“As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.” – Proverbs 27:19 AMP

Today is a new day; it is the start to a new beginning of what can be.

 May you be richly blessed while being an example that is holy, in HIS reflection, demonstrating the essence of the creator.

~Baring His Beauty 

  Tiffany Thomas 

Lead Me On Level Ground 

Rescue me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You. Teach me to do Your will [so that I may please You], For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

             ~Psalm 143:9-10 AMP

Baring His Beauty,                                                                          Tiffany Thomas 

Tearing Down The Wall 

I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the Lord.~ Ezekiel 13:14 

I heard a great message today about the walls that are created in relationships and within ourselves. I was reminded that even the veil that separated God’s presence from his people, in the temple, was torn in two at the moment of Jesus’s death. 

I couldn’t help but to think about the walls that I have built over the years. Barriers had kept me separated from my heavenly father and from the people in my life. I used the empty space as a shield before me, around me, and in between my heart and God’s. At times, I did this unknowingly and other times it was intentional. I was afraid and needed to keep people from getting too close. 

I knew about relationships; they hurt! It was easier to keep people at a distance than to let them in to access the sacred places of my heart.

However, one thing I didn’t know was that God is the maker of all relationships. 

He wanted a relationship with me. 

He wanted me to have one with those around me. 

He wanted me exposed, bare and open, leveled, so that I could experience the greatest relationship. 

As I surrendered to the fear and pain, the Lord began to teach me the importance of having relationships and taught me the value in becoming vulnerable. 

I’ve discovered who God is. I’ve learned about others. And I have discovered things about myself, while tending to the wounded places in my heart. One of the most powerful lessons so far has been finding out that we all, deep down, desire to experience relationship.

~ Baring His Beauty,

    Tiffany Thomas 

The Fullness To Our Void 


We all have times where we find ourselves in need of something more. 

We desperately seek and search for the heart of our Father, even when we don’t realize that is what we are searching for.

  He is the fullness to our void. 

He awaits our surrendering heart. He calls us deeper into His love so that we might have life in ……

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Unfathomable Greatness


Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. –Psalm 145:3 NIV

Recently, the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to celebrate with families who once struggled. I’ve been privileged by the opportunity to walk beside some who have been labeled, forgotten and judged. 

They are generations of dried out roots and the abundant fruit of pain and brokenness.

They are blamed and ignored due to bad choices. They become an outcast because they failed to meet an expectation. They are overlooked, because it seems easier to hide behind what one isn’t ready to admit.  

I get it. 
I was once there.
Sometimes, I still can be there. 
I have been guilty of all of these.
And…I have been one of these families.

I am thankful that God provides a reason for each of our lives. He offers a purpose for the areas that have been scorched by pain. He gives restoration for the cracks that needed sealed with the comfort of his love.

He is gracious. He is kind. He is all-knowing. He gives, not for the intention to be condemning, HE IS so that we can have a safe place that mirrors the reflection of his mercy.

Referenced are the the mile markers planted in the last few seasons. 

I have learned and grown in the transparency of shared experiences. I find joy in watching the transformation in God’s next generation. I am in Awe. 

Sometimes I look up at the big blue, open sky, and mutually find myself in agreement. Yes, Lord, this life has been nothing short of your magnificent greatness.

~ Baring His Beauty,

    Tiffany Thomas

His Word Never Fails 

Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter.~ Ecclesiastes 4:1 NIV

For we all struggle. We all venture the hills and valleys, the periods of dark places, the unforseen places, ones that draw up every emotion – good and bad.

Don’t we all understand those places? Many are experiencing those today. 

If you find yourself dealing with difficult circumstances, unanswered prayers, death, sickness, or brokenness, my heart just goes out to you. 

More so, God’s heart goes out to you. He knows and understands and he wants you to know….. HE IS HERE. 

He is in this difficult time, he understands the areas that you find hard to face because they are unknown. And he is working all things out for his good, his word never fails.

For no word from God will ever fail.~Luke 1:37 NIV

May the Lord instill his peace and comfort into your heart, mind and soul. May he bestow the very blessing of his word onto and into your circumstances. God’s will has always been to accomplish the intended plan for your life. So grasp onto his hand. Walk and talk with him, during this season.

~ Baring His Beauty,

    Tiffany Thomas