It has been awhile since I have blogged. I am not sure why…it just is I guess. Life is passing by so fast. I can’t believe it is the end of March already yet some days just drag. Do you ever have that happen to you?
I am excited that my website is nearing its final stages. It is looking so good. Its like when that is completed, I have responsibilities to attend to…like blogging. Like my website just isn’t altogether right now, so my life is. I feel scattered, busy yet not, working but not really. I read a book that really sums up how I see myself and others. “We are sinful and flawed yet loved and welcomed.” (Counsel from the Cross by Elyse M Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson) Isn’t that so true!
This week is Holy Week in the church calendar. As I think about what Jesus did for me because He loves me, it brings me to my knees and ever so grateful. He died for me a sinner who is flawed but he loves me and welcomes me! He did that for you too! We don’t have to wear a mask, hiding the imperfections from others. We are set free from that! We can live and know that we are worse than we ever thought we were and yet loved more than we ever could hope for.
Romans 8:1-3 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
John 8:36…if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. Are you in Christ Jesus? He paid with His blood to cover our sin so we could be reconciled to God. If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, what are you waiting for? Your true freedom only comes through the cross of Jesus Christ.
I meant to do a blog yesterday but the topic really took me for a loop. Before I knew it, the day was over and hence yesterday’s assignment is happening on today and its already late today! I got up early but couldn’t even get through my morning routine because my mind was consumed with the workshop I am doing tomorrow. I named it the title of my coaching practice and after it was submitted a better name came to me. Go figure…. Anyway the workshop is Uniquely Perfect (edited title…tomorrow it is Just Be Free). I am hoping to tap into the woman who feels like she is in the shadows of life. She has all kinds of titles, mom, wife, girlfriend, CEO, Consultant, coordinator, the list goes on. But that says what she does not who she is…I want to touch the heart and help her see who she really is. She is loved by Jesus, set free, redeemed, cherished, forgiven, chosen and there is so much more that Jesus wants us to know about ourselves. The world tells us we have to look a certain way, act a certain way etc. to be accepted. But Jesus accepts us the way we are ~ He takes us and cleans us up.
So after we go over who we are, (at the workshop) we are working on our core values. Our core values are the things that are deep in us that determines our behavior. Many times we are so used to just doing things that we don’t realize what our core values really are. I was that way before I went to life coach training. I still am learning about myself which helps me with decision, how I am around people, how I interact… I am defined by who God says I am and my values stem from who I am in Jesus. I no longer want to be defined by the standards of the world. Will I stick out like a sore thumb, probably but I don’t care anymore. Do you know your core values? Do you know the Creator, the one who called you His masterpiece? His name is Jesus. He died for you, paid the price for your sin, so that you could be called righteous in God sight. He says come as you are … come follow me.