For many are invited, but few are chosen.” ~ (Matthew 22:14) NIV

Have you ever stopped to think how God would describe your experience in four words if He had to? I am not sure about you, but it sounds a little creepy to think about a disembodied part of the human flesh doing anything, let alone, being capable of writing four words describing someone’s life and how they lived it. In the book of Daniel, the description of King Belshazzar’s life was handwritten on the wall with four words. 

The word broken comes to describe how I happened to know and understand Jesus. I lived much of my life in a state of brokenness. When I finally had enough and realized that I couldn’t do life on my own, the Lord met me, right where I was. 

After I repented, Jesus redeemed who I was. Jesus said that I no longer was defined by my sin, but instead, He was living in me. Life as I knew it changed. 

Beautiful was the person God had created. God made me in His image, and that is nothing less than beautiful, to Him. When I started to claim God’s truth, the perception I had for myself changed and also the view I had for others. 

Chosen is the new name that I received. No longer do I live by the name attributed to my past. I received a new name. The Lord has spoken to my heart, revealing to me, a new name that I am to walk by and be confident

The beautiful thing about the description of Jesus is that He doesn’t stop at four words. He has so many reflections of me, just as He does you. He provides relationship and connection in a way that we can’t fathom. God’s love goes beyond description. Accompanied, is the action of love, one more profound that we only get to experience a piece of it. I challenge you to think about your own four words that Jesus would describe of you with. What would He say?

Dear Heavenly Father, I want to thank you today for understanding that you see me more than just a description. I want to manifest into the person you created. I want to carry out your purpose. Allow me to accept your invitation, I can’t wait to see you at the celebration. In Jesus name, Amen.

Baring His Beauty 

Tiffany Thomas 


Walk Beside Me

You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, GOD, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I’m going to do what you tell me to do; don’t ever walk off and leave me.” ~‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:1-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for building relationship with me and inviting me to know you more. Teach me to walk beside you. Bless me at each and every step. Guide me when I get off course, so that I may be righteous in your eyes. When I look back I don’t want a heart of regret. Stay with me and never leave. I desire to be all that you ever wanted me to be. ~ In Jesus name Amen.

Baring His Beauty

Tiffany Thomas 

For Such A Time As This 

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?Esther 4:14 NIV

Have you ever had a secret that you lived behind? Have you ever wondered if your secret could be revealed and then used by the Lord?

I can’t help but to wonder if Esther ever felt isolated by her secret? Did she feel lonely while estranged from her family? Or did she feel privileged because she was chosen for royalty? 

Esther could have denied Mordecai and her people. She could have lived in denial of her secret. However, she chose to take a stand; even though, revealing being a Jew should have resulted in her death. 

Despite her social status, she knew that she wouldn’t have power over the revelation of her secret. Yet, she chose to stay true to her identity. She did not forget who she was. 

Let us not forget our identity in Christ. God has a plan for such a time as this. He uses all of us, if we take a stand and allow his truth to be revealed. Ultimately, he wants us to chose life through the revelation of who he is. Allow the Lord to be revealed to you and those around you today. Participate in this moment here on earth. God is no secret. He wants to use us for the glory delivered by his works.

~ Baring His Beauty

   Tiffany Thomas 

Finish Well 

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” ~James 1:4 NIV

Perseverance has a way of producing an internal acceptance, so that the accomplishment of God’s finished work can and will be seen. 

I can’t begin to tell you how many times that I’ve given up, quit, let go, or even surrendered, all because I was too afraid to step out of my comfort zone.

I was too afraid to fail. . . at anything. . . and at all. 

Negative thoughts and the perceptions simmering deep within me, along with how others would see me in my failure, stopped me from even trying. 

I hadn’t accepted the fact that I was prone to fail, simply because I am human. Yes, I am going to fail. We are all going to fail. . . . at something. It is a part of the human experience.  

I didn’t understand that mercy was always, and will always be waiting on the other side of my failure. It is the permission that pushes me and tells me to keep going. 

Mercy is waiting on the other side of your failures too. God never expected me, or you, to be perfect. He expects us to get up and try again, just as he did. 

Thank you Jesus for not giving up when life was impossible without your death. Thank you for living in perseverance, so we, your children, have the opportunity to finish a life with you. 

In your precious, Holy name, Amen.

Baring His Beauty

Tiffany Thomas 

I Will Be With You 

“And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” ~‭‭Exodus‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Have you ever questioned, or told yourself, “I’m not good enough, worthy enough, smart enough,” to accomplish this or that? 

Personally, I have. I can honestly say, as unfortunate as it is, my rooted insecurities have directed much in my life. More sadly, many of the conversations, that I have with others, reveal to me that I am not alone. 

Moses was a man called to do the work of the Lord. He heard from God himself, yet he doubted his ability to complete God’s mission. He feared failure, he feared what people would say, and he actually pleaded for God to choose someone else. Can you relate?

God, so gracious, didn’t give up on Moses. He said, “I will be with you.” God is just as gracious with you and with me. When he calls us to submit to his work, it is for his purpose alone. It is not for you or for me. He uses broken people, wounded people, to penetrate the hearts of others. The only qualification that is needed is to be chosen by the Lord. 

Is there anything stopping you today that is hindering the work God has called you to? 

Lord, thank you for choosing a sinner like me. Thank you for trusting me to work for you. Protect me, I want to feel comfort knowing that you are beside me. May all that you direct me to – be completed – so that Glory will be given to you. In Jesus name, Amen.

 ~ Baring His Beauty

     Tiffany Thomas 

His Everlasting Love

This is what the LORD says: “The people who survive the sword will find favor in the wilderness; I will come to give rest to Israel.”-‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”-‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:3‬ ‭NIV‬

When things get tough and I feel like I have been walking through the valley of darkness, I have found peace knowing that God loves me. Despite my circumstances, despite how I feel about what is going on in my life, God is with me and he loves with an everlasting love. 

Even when I fail him, he is drawing me back to him with unfailing kindness. Even when things don’t make sense, or I can’t see the light in the tunnel of confusion, he loves me. He loves you too. He never gets tired or weary in his love. Isn’t it just amazing that he has enough for all of us? Isn’t he a magnificent God? 

Thank you Jesus for loving me, even when I am unlovable. Thank you for walking beside me and never leaving me alone.

Baring His Beauty 

Tiffany Thomas 

Blessings For One Another 

“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.” ~‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭MSG‬‬

It is always comforting to me when God places the right person, in my life, at the very moment I needed them. I have found the greatest treasure in these relationships and I have been blessed by them. We all go through difficult times, failings, struggles, heartache, or suffering. Not one of us is immune to the sins of the world, from the sin in the garden. We all have an opportunity to find healing and comfort in the arms of our Lord. And if we allow ourselves to be in this place of vulnerability freedom awaits us.

I have suffered much and I have also lived in the abundant presence of life. It is an ongoing journey and the Lord leads the way. It is in him where we find immeasurable peace. Through you and I a similar relationship is offered through our words and actions to those who are suffering. We get to walk beside that person, sharing our testimony and offering hope. 

I thank God for the ultimate sacrifice of giving through the loss of his son and I continue to thank him for the people he brings to me to encourage and love.

Choose to encourage or love someone today!
Baring His Beauty 

Tiffany Thomas 

Trust And Be Blessed 

“For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,” -1 Peter 1:24 NIV

“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.”-Proverbs 16:20 NIV

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas 

Thank You Lord 

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm‬ ‭118:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The Lord is good all of the time. I had an encounter with a young man on a plane last week. We were strangers, yet we had something in common. We both had a past life of hurts and the produced scarred relationships. Our conversation was short but it was meaningful. 

God’s presence was vibrant in that place. 

He wanted this young man to understand there was more to life than the restrictions pain left him in. He used me that day to offer a message of hope, a message of thankfulness. I may never see him again and that’s okay because God is with him. He never left him. A seed was planted and I pray this young mans heart is open to the freedom that awaits him. God’s love endures forever and I offer thanks for the mercy of goodness that dwells in the father who awaits us all. 

Lord, I thank you for all that you are, all that you have been, and for what you will always be. ~ You are the goodness we all search for ~ May we find it in you only, amen.

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas 

All Things Are Possible 

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Through the darkness, uncertainty, unanswered questions, I will remember all things are possible through you Lord Jesus. 

May it be as you have said and may my trust be in you this day.

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas