Either God catches us like a fish with a hook (enticing and wooing) or He hunts us like game (force to break, overthrow, imprison).
There is no diminishing a living testament to the great Love that makes all things new, so let's end the week with a love story like this one.
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!
Faith is to live listening to His voice in every moment of my life. It's like I'm to live with my ear against Jesus' chest, so I can hear His very heart about my life.
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 earth is filled with notes of love from God. He has placed them all around us; His deepest longing in events and tangibles.
I used to have a hard time loving the lonely in a way that was godly, but now it’s easier. God taught me how to love the lonely with His love, not mine.
We can flinch mentally and emotionally as well as physically, and what the Holy Spirit showed me is that flinching is a hardening of the heart.
In the midst of the Christmas hustle and bustle, small gestures carry great weight when it comes to the missive: “Let all that you do be done with love.”
The path to royalty is narrow and hard, and few are willing to give when they can take. Yet we can and do meet royalty in unexpected places and people.
Though we are to give thanks to God in everything, we are not called to REJOICE over everything. No, instead we are called to rejoice IN THE LORD always.