Friday, July 13, 2007

Tag, You're It!

Pinkmommy at The Wonder of It All tagged me! This is my first tag and I am so excited to be further indoctrinated into the blogging world! And what a great one to be tagged for.

Here are the rules:

1. those tagged will share 5 things they dig about Jesus…

2. those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers…

3. those tagged will post a comment here with their name and a link to their “dig” Jesus list…

So here it is:

*His grace! This is something that we can not possibly totally comprehend while here on earth. I will not understand the full extent of this until I see His full glory in heaven. Until that time, I will continue to be completely in awe and thankful that our God does not make us "work" to earn our heavenly residence, but that His death on the cross and forgiveness for my ridiculously amount of sins is enough.

*His provision! How many times have I thought, "This is the month we are not going to make it." Too many. But we are always given enough. More than enough. Everytime I look in our storage shed and see the amount of boxes of stuff, I remember that He has provided WAY more than I could ever need.

*His abundance! His desire is for us to let go of ourselves and grab onto to Him fully, because He desires for us to live our lives daily with an abundance of Him, which means a life full of His joy, love and peace. This is something I have not acheived in full due to my stubborness to do things my way. I'm working on it.

*His Creation! This fall I am teaching a Precept class on Genesis 1 & 2, all about Creation. Through my studies, I have a new understanding and respect for what He did for us. He created us in His image. He created all things. He is omnipotent. There is no denying that. We just have to look around us for just a second to witness this and His glory through His creation.

*His gift for me! One word, Ella. A gift. Like all moms, I could write a LONG book on the lessons I have learned from God since having a baby. Unconditional love, absolute joy, total sacrifice of self, beauty. The way I love Ella is just a glimpse of the way God loves us. She is my child, and I am His child. And if God loves me as much as I love Ella, which I know He does, then there are no words for what He would do for me, thus sacrifice His own Son for me!

That's my list! This was a fun tag. This was so good for me to sit quietly and reflect on the reasons why Jesus is my Savior and why He called me to Him!

Now I must tag 5 people of my choosing. I'm not sure at this moment who that will be, but they shall soon find out.


Shelly said...


I'd LOVE to sit in on your precepts class of Genesis. I'm an OT nerd. I just can't seem to get enough of it for the past couple of years. I bet it's just incredible!

Loved your answers :)

I did one of these a couple of days ago from someone tagging me and it was fun too! It was my first!

The Granniss Family said...

That was a great post to read! Ella is so precious. You are a great mom Janelle!
The Splash Factory is in Grand Prairie, not too far from DBU. If you are ever out that way we would love to meet you. I think we might make it a weekly playdate for the Granniss boys, since they had so much fun. And I am always looking for things that wear them out.

MamaCass said...

I got this same tag from pinkmommy. It was a fun tag. My first one too. It has been awesome to read all the different responses to this tag. Jesus is so BIG!

Liz said...

I really enjoyed reading this. What a beautiful post! I can totally relate to God's provision. Gos is so faithful.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! That is a great tag.