Friday, August 26, 2016

Loyalty Beyond Any Other

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "loyal." I love spending my Thursday nights with my FMF friends. I adore these people! 

Are you loyal?

Loyal to your friends?
Loyal to your family?
Loyal to God?

Loyalty is defined as "giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution". Also "faithful, true, and devoted."

Loyalty is something I want to reach for each and every day. I want to be loyal to those who love me. I want to be loyal to my friends. I want to by loyal to our stories. I want to be loyal to our histories. I want to be loyal to who God calls each and every one of us to be.

Loyal is standing with your friends when they are grieving.
Loyal is showing respect...true honorable respect to one another.
Loyal is remembering who and whose we are.
Loyal is doing what is right.....working towards justice for ALL.
Loyal is praying for your peeps when they ask you to pray.

Loyal is TRUSTING in one another, but most importantly in our God.

God sent God's son into the world for each and every one of us. God's loyalty is to all God's people. God's loyalty changes us when we experience the power of God's love, loyalty and forgiveness in our lives. It is a loyalty that cannot compare to any other loyalty. 


22 comments:

  1. Tara,
    so many good points in your post. Showing respect is the eye-catcher for me. I see so little of it modeled today, but it's always admirable when present. I believe there is a huge link between respectful and loyal people. They know what is right. It is much harder to be disloyal if you are respectful!
    Love you!
    -Tammy
    (#7 this week)

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I think you are right...hard to be disloyal if you are respectful. Love you back!!

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  2. being loyal is so many things isn't it? Good post. Visiting from FMF. (36)

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  3. Loyal is being PRESENT, regardless. xo

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  4. Good descriptions of loyalty, Tara. Thanks!

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  5. Loyalty is so important. I love how you describe it here, and I love that God shows us perfect loyalty, no matter what.

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  6. You said it beautifully, Tara!

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  7. "God's loyalty changes us when we experience the power of God's love, loyalty and forgiveness in our lives." AMEN, Tara! I'm in the #51 spot this week! Blessings!

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    1. That is one of my favorite lines too. Blessings back at ya.

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  8. Yes! This especially: "God's loyalty changes us when we experience the power of God's love, loyalty and forgiveness in our lives. It is a loyalty that cannot compare to any other loyalty." Without that loyalty there is no true hope.

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    1. Anna, that is one of my fave lines too. Yes, without that loyalty, there is indeed no true hope!

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  9. Great post. I am a very loyal person. So much it hurts when God moves me on. I feel like I let others down. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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    1. Barbie, thanks for stopping by. I did have a great weekend. Hope you did too!

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  10. I love the way you developed this, Tara. Spot on!

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    1. Wow...thanks Andrew! That means a lot coming from you!

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  11. what a truly thoughtful and love-filled list and post! I like that you included respect, too, because that can be a very tough one across different cultures ♥

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