Monthly Archives: October 2013

#perfectlove ~ Saturated with His love

I just want to share this little bit of what God put on my heart a couple of years ago when I struggled with forgiveness and in turn that caused me to believe that I could only be loved by God if I could measure up..and of course I never could measure up and therefore I always felt like I wasn’t good enough…then one day God started me on a journey of understanding His love and His grace and He’s taken me a long way so far on this journey…. I want to share it with you because when my online bible study mentioned the topic of #perfectlove, God reminded me of this little poem that He downloaded into my spirit so many months ago

Xo Be blessed my friends.

{Saturated with His love}

Nothing I will ever do,
good or bad,
will make God love me less or love me more.
No one or anything,
will take His love away from me.
I’m saturated with His love.
I’m a daughter of the King
and that will never change.
Day and night He’s here with me,
at work and at home
when I come and when I go,
He never leaves or lets me go.
I stumble and fail time and time again,
But now I’ve decided to get back up again,
because I’m ‘getting it’ more and more,
that unconditional love He has:
It’s for me , and it never leaves.
He loves me just as much as the first day I said “hello Jesus, I’m yours now”
And He’ll love me the just as much, no more no less,
on the day I take my last breath and say “I’m coming Jesus to be with you now”
Through my fears and failures,
and through my up’s and down’s,
He’ll never leave me, He’ll never fail me,
His love abounds.
His love knows NO end,
no matter what.
My God loves me,
and that is why I will ALWAYS get back up.
I choose today to believe in that love
and tell you that it’s not just for me,
God loves you to,
He’s saying “come child, believe in me,
I will never ever leave you.”
His love cries out,
it never fails,
never gives up
and keeps no record of wrongs done.
It keeps on forever and ever…
And that my friends, is God’s love.

~Tara

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Keep Calm and Study On

Sooooooooooo, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged it up!! But I’m back and I’m so very excited to share with you what God has been doing in my life. Not that long ago, I did an online bible study through proverbs 31 ministries. The study was on the book (awesome book I might add) What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Teurkeurst. It was my first OBS and it had a huge impact on my life. I was able to connect with other women who were passionate about growing in The Lord and I was challenged to say yes to God in some areas that I was having a hard time saying “yes” to.

When the study came to an end, I was determined not to stop saying YES to God just because the study was over. I was also determined to stay in His word. Most of you know by now, that I have 3 littles at home and some nights are long—-> One babe is hungry, one lost her soother and is crying frantically trying to find it, and the oldest comes running into mine and my hubby’s room and says “I can’t sleep”. Oooo those nights are long and I say to you in all honesty it’s mighty tough after broken up sleep to rise early to spend time with my Savior. I don’t like to admit that, but it’s oh so true.

And so then most days are filled with joy and laughter and wonderful memories- those days come with challenges as well- a determined 2 year old that does not want to co-operate because she thinks her way is better then mommy’s way. A 4 year old who is adamant that he does not need to use the bathroom before he goes to the bus stop- well…You can imagine what happened when we got to the bus stop. (enough said)
And with a baby that is teething to be what seems every day and every night, cutting nap (and every other sleep time) short…

Let’s just say that it’s not easy peasy to be getting into the Word.

Good thing I’m stubborn!…maybe ‘determined’ sounds better…. I have been finding different times each day that works best for THAT day to read God’s word and study it. Some days it’s mornings, some days afternoons and some days evenings. Sometimes it’s even in the middle of the night. Some days it’s a half hour, some days it’s only 10 minutes- but everyday, I’m blessed by it.

I’m a routine kinda gal, BUT, that just doesn’t work most days with 3 young children. Routines and structure are great to have, but I’ve learned that you need to be willing to get outside your box. You’re blessed when you do.

So ladies, if you’re like me and don’t have 100 spare minutes in a day to dig deeper into God’s Word, look for those windows of opportunity, because God will give them to you. My prayer is that we become (and remain) determined to seek after Jesus each and every day- to acknowledge Him, praise Him, thank Him and read His Word which is our life guide-our spiritual food.

Be blessed my friends
XO
Tara