Live Happily Ever After 


   I just returned from the whole Disney Theme Park trip in Orlando, Florida. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the huge amounts of people these parks draw in each day. 

One would think a Thursday in February would be a smaller crowd at the Magic Kingdom. Nope, not the case at all, thousands poured in at the magic opening hour of 9 am. Since I was in line to get autographs from all the different Disney princesses my attention was drawn to watching the little girls meet and greet these beautiful Disney actors. 

They were playing their part perfectly as if they just stepped out of their particular animated movie to specifically greet you. One couldn’t help but get caught up in the wonder of the fantasy of these characters. Even so much as to go and get pixie dust in our hair after meeting Tinker Belle. Yes, the mom’s needed faith, trust and a little pixie dust dropped on their heads too. It’s quite easy for me to go into pretend mode and be a princess. After all I grew up on Cinderella and believed I too would meet my Prince Charming and live happily ever after. 

I was reminded this week at Disney that we are ALL created for a purpose bigger than ourselves. We have the DNA of our Creator flowing through us that causes us to look upward and beyond. Yes…..to infinity and beyond just like Buzz Lightyear. No wonder so many people are drawn to the Magic Kingdom. These are not just kids who are being mesmerized by the possibilities of flying like Peter Pan or having “Magic” power to make all your dreams come true. 

We were created for so much more than we are experiencing currently on earth. 

Dahhh!! 
We are the sons and daughters of the King of Kings. If we decide to step into our royal calling through the blood of Jesus. We too are sprinkled with something far more powerful than fairy dust. We have the ability to be co-heirs with Christ. 
This is a happily ever after story for us. 
We have a choice to choose the side of good and or the side of evil.  

I choose to come as a child and receive my inheritance in Christ Jesus. 

The huge Tree of Life is the center of attention at The Animal Kingdom. I will admit I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. It has all the animals slightly hidden and carved all around the trunk and branches. 

It is our salvation in Jesus Christ that makes the Tree of Life come alive daily in all of us. 
It’s magical not easily explained. 
We are in the happiest place on earth when we rest our heads on the One who leads us through the circle of life. If we listen closely we can hear Him whisper, “You are a child of mine!”.

Have you heard the song, ‘No Longer Slaves’ by David and Melissa Helser?

Check it out below. 

Discover who you can be in Christ if you choose to step into royalty and live happily ever after to infinity and beyond. 

Princess Kelley Allison

http://www.bowlofsplendor.com


Isaiah 62:3

“You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.”

(Co-heirs)

Romans 8:17

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
(Royalty)

I Peter 2:9

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
(Children of God)

Galatians 4:7

“So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.”
(Tree Of Life)

Revelation 2:7

“‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'”

Proverbs 11:30

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.”

Winning The Race 


Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles us. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out before us. Hebrews 12:1 NIV

Last year, while on vacation at the beach, I recall watching my son race toward the shore just a half-step ahead of the waves that crashed behind him. Then he would turn and go back out toward the ocean, as far out as he could, chasing the water as it was pulled from the land. There he would stand and watch, with great joy, for the next wave which would pursue him back toward me.

The perseverance on his face entertained me, with a sweet delight, as I watched him outrun the ocean’s embrace.

He was completely consumed while demonstrating the innermost thrill of a little boy. Little did he know that he had captured my heart, and he seemed oblivious to my desire for him to win. He competed against the rolling waves for hours. His goal was to beat the ocean before it beat him.

A confident heart allowed him to run again and again to drier areas of safety. Not even for a moment, did he look back with doubt, question or fear. There was no hindrances that he couldn’t run around or jump over. He was truly invincible.

Knowing that he could win, against the thunderous waters, compelled him to race again and again.

Life is a lot like this as we compete against the obstacles in it. By choosing faith and acting in it, we gain a power within. We can run life’s race with confidence and finish it well. If we throw off the things that hinder us we can persevere toward the goal that is before us. We can live invincible in Jesus.

The best part of it all is that our Heavenly Father is watching. He experiences the faith that we have in Him and He delights in us. He helps us achieve the goals He sets before us. This is all done because of his love for us and His desire for us to win.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We praise you for being our biggest cheerleader and we thank you for loving us more than what we are capable of understanding.

In Jesus name, amen

~Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas