I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:3-6).
Tammy Tangent Tuesdays
Hi Beautiful! I pray you enjoyed the festivities celebrating and sharing your respect for our Fallen Heroes and their families. Such selfless acts of valor and courage, all in the name of freedom! I have to say, what an honor it is for me to be sojourning this side of heaven with y'all as we walk faithfully through each day radiating that Beautiful You!
I only hope that the many prayers that went out last week asking that our Lord would cover you with an outbreak of undeniable peace and joy that changes the atmosphere became obvious as you noticed all the beauty and wonder surrounding your presence. Being highly favored is a gift! It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
God created His Beautiful Beloveds to glorify Him. After all, He calls us His works of art and His masterpieces (Ephesians 2:10). Oh, what love! Sadly, though, I'm hearing and witnessing a lot of beat-up Beloveds in our communities who need a lot of Love, His Great Love, to be poured into and have their souls nourished with support and encouragement.
Being the hands and feet of God can and should be relatively easy, especially with the many gifts the Lord has blessed each of us with. Let's tap into this creative gift by writing notes of praise and gratitude encouraging one another to keep pressing through while affirming the blessings that their lives have graced us with.
I’m going for the handwritten card, you know, writing out a short affirmation of love and encouragement expressing how much their life and friendship has blessed me with. I don’t know about you, but what a grand diversion and huge golden nugget to forever hold onto and tuck away in the fold of our hearts seeing words of love and appreciation when picking up and going through our mail.
Seeing words of affirmation saying, “I see you, Beautiful. You’re such a Brilliant and Magnetic Light. I love you and thank you for blessing me with the gift of friendship”; or to the single parent, “You’re doing a great job. Keep loving those babies,” etc. Not going to share all my ideas. Ha! You get the point!
What a great way to also model to our children and grandchildren how being God’s hands and feet is fun and rewarding while blessing others. There are many military personnel, cancer patients and even teachers who would thrive and bloom with some summer love.
God wants His children to serve one another and that does not mean inclusive of the four walls where we worship at. Get out, move out! Move outside those four walls! There is a whole world in need of His Great Love.
When we serve out of His Love, the kindness and gentleness of our gratitude for the alchemy given through our salvation will be illuminated without seeking to please ourselves. A refreshing sprinkling of love that nurtures and sustains!
Being the hands and feet of God has never been more gratifying!
Weekly Challenge: Pick seven special people, and it does not necessarily have to be family and/or friends, that you want to pour love into, honor and acknowledge. This includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, waitresses, law enforcement, first responders, pastors, you name it! Write them a short message sharing that they’re not only enough, but that you appreciate them for their valuable contribution and wanted to let them know that their lives radiate love and how you can’t thank them enough for being a part of your life sojourning this side of heaven.
This could be in the format of a handwritten card, an email, a letter, text (please don’t ♥♥♥) or even a social networking posting! We all love seeing it in words to go back and ponder and be encouraged. This will be a token of love they will forever carry in their heart.
Until next time…
Thank You For Being Beautiful You!