You were made for a glorious life

Hello there, beautiful one!

Did you know that God has designed a glorious life for you? Who, Me? Yes, You! Romans 3:21-24 from The Message translation speaks of this glorious life that God has willed for each of us. It says that we are completely incapable of living this glorious life God has willed for us on our own BUT the good news is… God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.

Dictionary defines Glorious as: brilliantly beautiful, delightful, enjoyable, wonderful, magnificent, splendid, full of glory. To be known by many. Grandeur. Making a strong or vivid impression. Bright, shining, divine, radiant, brilliant, gorgeous & dazzling. Heavenly, famous, noted, celebrated, noble, honored, elevated, triumphant, eminent, renowned, proud, splendid, dreamy, tremendous, great, fantastical, fabulous & out of this world!!

These are the kind of words that describe our glorious lives friends! Ponder these and take them to the deepest core of who you are- may these life-giving words be imparted into your identity.

Beautiful friends, God has a gloriously beautiful plan for your life and for mine. He is far greater and more good than we can possibly even imagine. He made a way for us to live our lives gloriously against all the odds.

When you give your life to Jesus you then have the helper, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus living on the inside of you. He is ethe one who empowers us to live our lives gloriously.

We can respond kindly to our spouses and our children. We can cultivate the language of thanksgiving. We can choose to meditate on the good, the lovely, the beautiful & the praiseworthy. We can bring order and beauty to our home through organizational routines. We can choose to eat and drink life-giving, nutritious foods and we can fit in a regular exercise for a healthy body, heart & mind. We can cultivate a healthy, fun-loving, encouraging, best-friend and romantic relationship with our spouse. We can raise our kids with the help of the Holy Spirit. We can enjoy every season of parenting. We can have a home full of peace, love, generosity & joy. A home where everyone who lives there and everyone who comes in feels valued and important. We can do hard things and we can go through difficult seasons with grace, wisdom, peace and joy.

We are in this together, my beautiful friends. We can live this life gloriously because it’s not on us- It’s our generous Jesus who lives through us. When it seems difficult, lean into Jesus, He will help. Guard your time with him and his word on a daily basis, if possible. He wants to love on you, he wants to tell you who he has created you to be. He will remind you of who you really are and whose you are! He will lead you in this glorious life that he has for you. He loves you so much.

Blessings and all my love, my dear friends.

Angie

Why I love the daily routines…

I love the daily routines of life! The making the beds, the preparing the meals, the kitchen clean-ups, the laundry, the folding and putting away the clothes, the picking up of toys, organizing the school room, the snuggling and comforting little ones’ sensitive little hearts and on and on the list goes – but here’s why I love it all…

Every day we have an opportunity to let heaven invade our world – bringing beauty and order into our lives.  Everyday we can choose to create, with the help of our Creator, a heavenly atmosphere in our hearts & in our homes that instills within those that are in our home the feeling of “I am worth living this life beautifully”.

It’s during these routine tasks that we do what we do that we can begin to let thankfulness roll off our lips. We can use that time to speak out loud all the little things we are grateful for & it’s amazing how afterwards we actually feel better & more refreshed because we just accomplished a task that needed to get done but also our souls were encouraged and filled up with joy as we began to turn our thoughts and our words on the praiseworthy things, the good, the beautiful & the lovely.

I want my home to be a place of peace, warmth, beauty, a place of lingering and that is inviting. A home that makes anyone who lives there or any visitor feel valued.

Each day as we choose to think about and meditate on the good and the beautiful and continually stay in an attitude of thankfulness, life is sweeter, lighter and more manageable. The routines become a delight and what an example for our little ones to see us modeling this. May we be those who model an example of staying far away from complaining and may we be those whose dialect is one of gratitude.

By cultivating a home where there is rhythms and a sense of order, there is security and peace and gives way to special times. I am often more available for the spontaneity that my husband and children like to plan on the fly in our evenings when the rhythms of order have been tended too. Please understand, given the choice between having special family time vrs laundry or clean-up – generally family time wins every time, but I feel so much more released and better when things are in order 🙂

I feel like tending to the daily routines in our today is also giving ourselves a gift of peace for our next day.

One of the things I always tell my girls is “why would you choose to complain over a task that you do nearly every single day of your life? Whether you are 3 years old or 93 years old, picking things up and putting them back in their place is something we all do- so why not CHOOSE to love it?! Doesn’t make any sense to CHOOSE to not like something you will be doing for the rest of your life!”

I love in the very, very beginning that “God took the Man and set him down in the Garden of Eden to work the ground and keep it on order.” (Genesis 2:15 Message) God knew work is good for us! That keeping to daily routines, keeping things in order would be good for our souls and our character.

Okay, why do YOU love the daily routines of life? I would LOVE to hear in the comments below! XO, Angie