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Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

~The Ocean Series~ Beach Umbrellas

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Most of the time when we make the track down to the beach to sit oceanside, we take our beach umbrellas.  And I have taken many pictures with the ones that match lined up on the beach like students in the line to go to the cafeteria. And I especially love to see all the different colored ones splattered against that shoreline.

But more times than I care to count…the beach umbrella gets caught by a gust of wind….and there is goes, tumbling over itself like it was a tumbleweed in the desert! My husband thought he had turned it far enough in the sand to stay, but alas….it is never enough! Even the pros have trouble with the right gust!

It is like living the Christian life.  It is never enough!  You can press in, work harder, lead VBS, feed the hungry, have daily Bible studies, sing in the choir…and it would never be “enough.”

Not “enough” to get the Father to love you any more than He already does.  He loves you.  Period.  

Not that those things are bad things, they just will never stay put…they will never be enough.  His grace is enough.  Jesus’ sacrifice was enough.  We just get to be a part of His work by joining Him.  But love us more when we do more things for Him? Nope.  It is not possible for Him to love us more than He already does.  And He won’t love us less either.

So maybe we don’t need an umbrella, but a good cloud cover to protect us from those sun rays.  Hey wait a minute, I think God did that a few times already!!

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy

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Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 57 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer, part time office manager, part time writer... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 41 years, married 38 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we are going to become grandparents to a baby girl in August!! First time grandparents and we are over the moon! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

6 thoughts on “~The Ocean Series~ Beach Umbrellas

  1. I nominated you for the Light of the World Blogging award. Hope you’ll accept. See: https://newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/ Blessings,

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