Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays (FMF). She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off. I am so thankful that I found Five Minute Fridays! FMF gives me an opportunity to just “freestyle”!
Many of you have told me that you really enjoy reading the FMF posts! You can read previous FMF posts: HERE.
Today’s word is BELOVED.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:1-2
In the bible verse above, the word beloved means esteemed, favorite, dearly loved, or darling. How amazing it is to be called beloved and God’s children in the same sentence. Even more amazing than being called beloved is being loved by such an amazing God.
The playlist from class on Thursday (Valentine’s Day), was all love themed. I think my two favorite songs from the night were our ab song: “One Love” by Whodini (when hip-hop was hip-hop but I digress) and our cool down: How He Loves by the Dave Crowder Band. Yes, such a wide variety of music genres but that is how we roll!
We crossed our arms over our hearts and then lifted them in praise as we sang, Oh..how He loves us so, Oh how He loves us, how He loves us so. A simple cool down at the end of a dance workout served as reminder that the God of the universe, the same God who hung the sun and the moon, has chosen to love us, not because of who we are, but because of who He is. Our part in the dance is to BE-LOVED.
Don’t forget to join us for bible study(8:30am–Let It Go by Karen Ehman) and class (Soulful Saturday–Devoted Fitness/Zumba Toning) on Saturday February 16, 2013!!! See our calendar for details!