The earth is filled with notes of love from God. He has placed them all around us; His deepest longing in events and tangibles.
If I pinch off the conduit of love for myself, then I can’t be a vessel of delivery to bring it to another. I am called to love myself and to love others.
God has given ME to myself for a purpose. We all go to bed and rise every day with the GIFT of our self. So am I to be my own best friend? I believe so!
The difference of love and fear is simply life and death. Perfect love connects us to God and His Life, fear places barriers up to His Life
‘God, whatever it takes for me to get to know You, I want it, because there's nothing else that can satisfy my heart like You.’
God's ways are not our ways. His love is often rough and easily seen as cruel. His love batters our hearts until our hearts are completely His.
Batter My Heart, Oh God! Let's look at someone in the Bible who lived with an open heart towards God to see if God battered it.
Either God catches us like a fish with a hook (enticing and wooing) or He hunts us like game (force to break, overthrow, imprison).
Take me to you, imprison me, for I, Except you enthrall me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Batter my heart three-personed God, for I'm lost unless You ravage me! You must quell my passions and bend me—yes, even bruise me. I will be yours!
In the past I have looked at relationships as if my God was miserly. I felt the need to extract from them as much as I could as quick as I could, because surely the Hand of God was about to remove them.
We’ve asked for a blessing to cover all of you, however your story is written. Here is what the Spirit gave.