Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesdays with Tiz

Let Me Give You New Sight

"Come now, let's settle this," says the Lord. "though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool." Isaiah 1:18

My Bride, let Me settle something in your mind and soul once and for all. I don't see you as you see yourself. You see your sin, and I see a forgiven princess. You see who you were, and I see who you will become as I crown you in My glory. You give yourself guilt, and I give you grace. You hold yourself hostage to your past, and I give you the key to freedom in Me. You are lovely in My eyes, and nothing you could say or do will change this truth. Now let Me open your eyes so you may see all I have died for, that you may have a new view of you!

Your Prince and New Life

(Taken from His Princess Bride by Sheri Rose Shepherd)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tuesdays with Tiz

Valentines Day, 2011

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God" 1 John 3:1a

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God" 1 John 4:7a

Valentines Day just strikes me as a happy day. I like all the red heart displays in the stores. I like memories of valentine candy, especially the little sugar candy hearts with "Be Mine" or "I Love You" written on them. And, oh the chocolate hearts were (and still are) just delicious, even if the center is hollow!!!

Before we married I bought myself a heart shaped cake pan and baked Gene a cake. I think it embarrassed him because I wanted him to take it home with him and he was living with his parents. Anyway, a lot of love went into that cake which was baked fifty six years ago. The cake pan rusted but our marriage has not rusted!!! He still loves and cherishes me the way Christ loves the Church. It is a joy to love a man like him. So much for memories.

Blog friends, since Love Himself lives on the inside of us, I think it would be great if we show love to someone special this Valentines Day and then go a step further and do something special for someone who really does not deserve it, remembering that, within ourselves, there really is nothing for our King to love. Show Grace to someone...do you have a heart shaped cake pan???

"Father, I praise you as Love Himself. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and continuously showing Grace to me. I pray that my friends in blog land will experience your Love for them and that we all will enjoy showing Your Love to others today. In Jesus Name, I pray." Amen