I Want To Know What Love Is…
♥ I Want You To Show Me ♥
The words paralyzing her heart matched the lyrics of the song playing, Love Hurts. “Love hurts. Love scars. Love wounds and marks any heart not tough or strong enough to take a lot of pain. Love is like a cloud, it holds a lot of rain. Love hurts. Love is like a flame, it burns you when it’s hot. Love hurts…”
Oooooh, love hurts!
Unlock Our Hearts, Lord!
As we took a break from cleaning up the holiday’s festivities, I noticed how there was a common theme to the music playing. Even though I was singing along intuitively while tidying up, I forgot how amazing the good ‘ole music from the ’70s and ’80s was.
Talk about living in an era that knew how to write music, especially songs about broken hearts and the power that love distributes and locks up; good and bad.
We’ve all had our hearts broken a time or two. I am no exception to that kind of pain. The lyrics mirrored some of the pain I lived through with the abuse, adultery, abandonment and rejection. Deep scarring pain…
Is Love Really Just A Lie Made To Make You Blue?
As my sweet friend sheds a few tears being blue about the lies that came from her game called love, we reminisce about days past laughing our assets off. We were quickly reminded how the Lord knows our hearts, loves us and grieves right alongside of us.
Since He created us free-spirited, wild and crazy girls who just want to have fun, that means He has one amazing personality because we are made in His image, you know (Genesis 1:27).
Ha, the spoiled brat I am! Daddy’s little girl…
No sooner than we started giggling, B-52’s song called the Love Shack came on and we were quickly reminded that God is such a good, good father to His treasured daughters. He cares and hears our longings through loneliness. He replaced my sweet friend’s discouragement and despair into singing, laughing and lots of dancing.
We repeated this song at least a dozen times; no kidding…
My mind stills and turns reflective as I sit for a moment of rest. As I offer praises of gratitude for God’s direct intervention and His perfect timing, I hear His gentle whispers speaking to my heart, “You are my bride. I want you to receive more of my love. For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, and give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Live more deeply in My Love for 2018.”
My heart’s desire yearns, “Show me more love, Lord. Show me how to live and go deeper in your Great Love.”
Being the Brides of Christ, Knowing Our Groom Is Essential!
Being a bride of my Lord, I want to go deeper and do it right. Failed marriages have left nothing but a trail of tears filled with heartache and pain. Fears heighten inadequacies and shackle us making it hard to trust when we’re wrapped tightly around the enemy’s lies.
What is love anyways? The Lord can show us what His Great Love offers. His love is unconditional, full of protection, pursuit, serenading, secure, full of honor, support and LIFE!
What beloved does not want to be pursued and serenaded? Hello…
God’s outpouring of Love is not like mankind’s. His Love is not conditional on ANYTHING! He loves us despite what He knows about us, you know, our deceiving and ugly hearts at times (John 13:27-38).
Can I hear amazing grace? Hello…
2018 offers a fresh start with new beginnings. New life. New opportunities. New hopes and dreams. An outpouring of Love so great, you’ll never be the same again.
The Lord plants His seeds of love, care and affection meticulously. Like many beautiful rose gardens, our lives will grow and bloom (blossom, baby) right where we’re planted.
Oh, and God loves to show off so be prepared…
God intercedes in His perfect timing, but we have to be open and receptive to His Love. That takes a relationship. He works through such fun and amazing ways. Like turning on the B-52’s Love Shack at the perfect moment.
He cares and is concerned about EVERYTHING, our daily mundane tasks to the health of our hearts. After all, God is love. Love doesn’t have to hurt. Perfect Love heals. Love is a beautiful thing that God offers, whether we deserve it or not. That’s why having a relationship with Him is so satisfying and magical.
We all get lonely now and then and fall apart. We tire to listening to the sounds of our own tears. We feel nervous and anxious about our futures because years go by without our desires being fulfilled. This terrifies us.
But when we need God and need to be held and coddled, He is there. He will never forsake us. He’s always right alongside of us holding our hand. God is telling us to turn around, bright eyes. You’re beautiful!
Until next time…
Thank You For Being Beautiful You!