Thursday, February 19, 2009

ABC's of the Word - B

It's Thursday and time for the ABC's of the Word. Hosted by Pam at Grey Like Snuffie, click on the flower to read other's are sharing. The letter this week is B, and my word is Beloved.
Colossians 3:12-13
12So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
13bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

In the study notes of my Bible, John MacArthur's tells us that being God's beloved "means believers are the objects of God's incomprehensible special love."

I needed to be reminded of this this morning. This entire verse is so powerful. It is no small thing being called God's beloved. This is not the love we feel for even those closes to us, this is the love of God. Think about it God's love for us is incomprehensible. The American Heritage Dictionary definition says this "Difficult or impossible to understand or comprehend; Impossible to know or fathom: incomprehensible mysteries. Having no limits; boundless."

Paul also tells us in Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." In this passage my study notes say this. "Because believers are accepted in Him, then they like Him are beloved of God." God loves us like He loves Jesus, His one and only son.

I'm in awe of the fact that I am God's beloved. I am struggling with an issue regarding work today. It has brought up much anxiety for me, today I reminded with this scripture how small this issue is, as I am reminded I am the Almighty God's beloved, a love that is limitless, unshakable, boundless. That what ever anxiety I have today regarding work, whatever the outcome is my God is so much bigger than that. That God will be with me today and always, and that I am his representative, and I am His beloved.

So whatever you are facing today remember that you are God's Beloved, a love that is bigger than anything we may encounter.



grey like snuffie said...

Praying for your day at work! That God will grant you favor, give you wisdom and go before you in all ways, granting you His peace as He leads.

Beloved is a word that most of us don't use and these scriptures about Beloved that I'm seeing are making me ponder it. Good one!

Tealady said...

Carol, thanks for the wonderful reminder that we are BELOVED by God. How awesome!

Thanks for sharing, Lana

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Does everyone get the same word because I KNOW that I read another blog today about Beloved...oh yes, it was Pamela at In His Grace.

Like I told her, I've always loved the word beloved. I love being HIS beloved. She defined it as a great love and close to the heart per

I told her as you know also, Carol, that beloved is the name I've given my "husband". Whenever I've mentioned him on my blog it's always to reference as beloved. i know it was months and months before I even referenced him. Howeve, I do not feel I can openly call him husband as the legal system says otherwise. Yet, in my heart and per God it is. So, I've referenced him so gently and endearingly in my heart beloved.

I am so sorry your day is not going well. I know that you were to have a meeting today as you referenced in your blog. EMAIL me about that. Let me know what's going on. I'm hear to listen.

Keep on thinking YOU are His beloved and He loves you SO much. So do I but not as much as He can.

Love from one beloved to another.

ellen b. said...

Amen to being loved by Him! Blessings...

Cori G. said...

I love the word Beloved. Somehow it makes the love seem more special and personal.
Have a blessed day!
Cori G.

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

I too choose BELOVED but a different verse. That is indeed a powerful verse. Thanks for sharing!

In His Graces~Pamela

Anonymous said...

You share so beautifully! And I'm grateful of yet another reminder of who I am as a Chld of God. I trust that all is well regarding work and that the issue has been dealt with as it should. Enjoy the weekend with your Man and your beautiful little girl. God bless! Naomi x

Stacy said...

Your words that "It is no small thing being called God's beloved...Think about it God's love for us is incomprehensible. The American Heritage Dictionary definition says this "Difficult or impossible to understand or comprehend; Impossible to know or fathom: incomprehensible mysteries. Having no limits; boundless." made me cry the happiest of tears. Thank you for sharing these verses and for sharing your heart.

Peggy said...

Blessings Carol...Beautiful choice BELOVED! And that YOU are and so am I! His love is incomprehensible & so aMazing...unfailing...faithful!
It is no small thing!

So as you "face the giants" at work that are causing you anxiety and this issue of struggle, remember all you wrote in your own words plus that He has the Victory so you shall, also. Take your eyes off the pit and keep them toward the heavens as you told me! Your Beloved is watching & your HOPE is in Him. As a chosen one, His representative "put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility..."
You will see great results from Him

Thanks for your visit, your kind words & this verse! Hold on!


Carrie said...

The texts you have quoted are wonderful expressions of God's grace toward each of His children. May we keep this in mind as we go about our daily work.