Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

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Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Than I Am

My husband is a wonderful man! He is kind and good and thoughtful. He is a true minister and a proclaimer of God's Word. I love being his wife! One of the best things about belonging to Ned is that he makes all my faults seem almost miniscule and my good qualities seem great. He loves me for more than I am.
The Bible tells us that God loves us in the same way. Ephesians tell us that He loved us even before He created us. In his paraphrase, The Message, Eugene Peterson says "Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living . . . " Isn't that beautiful? Before we were made, He wanted us, saw in us the potential for glorious living.
I am humbled and amazed when I read God's words about me--about you---about His people.
Ephesians tells us that God see us as light "For you were once darkness but now you are light in the Lord." We know that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all---and we, we are children of light. Galatians says that we are His sons, His children, His heirs. We were once nothing more than children of the servant but we have been adopted into the Master's family. He looks at us and sees His child. I John 3:1 also speaks of God's lavish giftgiving bestowed on us--His children. II Corinthians 5:17, as well as many verses elsewhere say that we are brand new, the old is gone, the new is here. We don't have to live like the old, sick man we once were. Spiritual health has been restored, we have been washed and we are new! We know from Romans that we are victorious, more than conquerors. The fight has been fought and the battle has been won for us, the victory is already ours. Romans 8:1-2 says that we are vindicated, justified, not condemned! Our guilt has been paid and we walk away as free men.
I Corinthians 1:30 reminds us that we are holy, righteous and redeemed! We are sanctified, pure, good, and paid for! Isn't that just incredible? II Corinthians 5 also says that He became our sin so that we might become His righteousness.
There are hundreds of verses that tell us what God sees in His own people. Not a day goes by that I am not grateful that God has chosen me to be His, that He desires a relationship with me and that He loves me for more than I am!

Peace
Neva

30 Comments:

Blogger AncientWanderer said...

What if we saw the church the way Jesus did?

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"potential for glorious living"
What a great statement, very powerful and humbling all at the same time.
I am glad you are back, I missed your posts.

Love
Pat

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent Neva!
your sister in Christ
madalyn

11:19 PM  
Anonymous carol said...

That title would make a great song title.
This is a great post!


Carol

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Connie said she got to see you at the ladies day. She said you did great! I wasn't surprised.
You are very blessed to have a man like Ned and we are blessed to have such a heavenly Father. I thought this was really good.

love ya
Kel

11:59 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

Great thoughts, Neva. As always, it was uplifting to stop by here. :)

8:14 AM  
Blogger Live, Love, Laugh said...

wonderful post!!! I too have a wonderful husband in the flesh and in Christ!! thanks for sharing this early this morning!!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Bob Bliss said...

"More than I am." What an interesting concept. Maybe we could also see our brothers and sisters in the same way.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what I needed to read this morning. I miss you, friend.

Love,
Tammy

9:12 AM  
Blogger Monalea said...

Beautiful post! Beautiful lady!

Monalea

9:56 AM  
Blogger TREY MORGAN said...

Neva ... lot the thoughts and I love Mr. Neva's example. And, Don, I like your thought.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, Neva

Corinne

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Georgian Peach said...

It is always a treat visiting your blog. Keep up the great and inspirational posts.

Georgia

11:22 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

Thank you for your prayers, I have coveted them today!! And thank you for this great word of deep thought today!! Enjoyed it!!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a blessing this post is. Sometimes I beat myself up and need to be reminded that God sees my potential and sees me through the eyes of love.
Great post today

Blessings
Rachel

3:38 PM  
Anonymous GJ said...

Neva,
What a great analogy! Being seen through the eyes of the love of God is such a blessing, one we often forget. We should learn to see not only the church but also the world and the lost the way God sees them. Wouldn't that be refreshing?
Thank you for these thoughts

Glynnis

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I amen the post and the comments, well done, Neva!

Carlos

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post did wonders for my self-esteem. Thank you for the reminder that God views me as so much more than my failings.


Shari

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen and amen!

Dan

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you are back. I too think I could sit and ponder this more than I am thought for quite a while.
love ya,
Sista Kathy

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not be deceived , I'm a grumpy old man, slightly menacing a lot like a wookie

mr neva

God is good

2:54 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Neva, dear sister-in-Him

this is one of your most powerful blogs - and a beautiful, loving tribute to Mr. N as wall as your Savior! Thank you!

A favor. May I quote a snippet of the "More Than I Am" thought with the gals on a faith board I visit regularly? There are several tender, babes in the LORD on that board that could be so encouraged by this concept so beautifully presented.

TIA!

In His love, grace and mercy

Kathy

9:14 AM  
Blogger Neva said...

Kathy, my friend
Feel free to use anything on my site you feel might encourage or uplift. I am humbled that you want to use it.
Have a great day and a beautiful worship tomorrow.
Love
Neva

10:08 AM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

Your post reflects the heart of the gospel Neva ... our hearts are no longer desperately wicked ... we are a beautiful new creation.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of the renewing and beautifying power of God's love.

Yvonne

5:09 PM  
Blogger preacherman said...

Neva,
What an excellent post sister.
It is very powerful, humbling, moving. I hope God bless you with a great week.

10:42 PM  
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10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful thought, I wonder how much richer our lives would be if we really believed it.
Great post.

Mary

10:11 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

Beautiful thoughts. 'Nuff said.

Keith

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Rachel

7:31 PM  

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