Tag Archives: Love

Dear _________

9 Nov

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Come my child and enter in.

Let me tell you of your beauty.

Let me tell you how much I love you.

I have searched your soul and inner-most being and I ACCEPT you

I ACCEPT YOU

Not for who you want others to see, but for WHO YOU ARE.

My Child, I LOVE YOU
Now, Go and Live Like you are Loved! 

You don’t have to seek approval from others, you’ve already got mine!

Sincerely, 

Your Heavenly Father

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Ditch the Rose Colored Glasses!

8 Nov

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Take off the rose colored glasses and look around. What do you see? I see a reality, a terrible reality that wasn’t meant to happen. It happened when we chose to go our own way. When we forgot how it feels to be SAFE in HIS arms.

In a life FULL of suffering, pain, and confusion to be wrapped in HIS arms makes it worth it. To be EMBRACED by OUR Creator, by THE God of the Universe is unlike anything in the world. Why would we ever stray? Why would we think anything could compare?

When I took off my glasses, I SAW; I REALLY SAW… I didn’t like it. I can’t imagine the realities God can see. I can’t imagine how much HIS heart is breaking…My heart is breaking and I haven’t seen for myself, only heard…Only heard of stories; witnessed the pain in their eyes; saw their vulnerability; felt their release rushing forth like a ton of crashing waves…

You Lord, See FAR Beyond, You see the Scene played out before you; each attack, each blow, you hear each cry. Lord, we BLAME YOU, All the while YOUR heart is breaking… You say, “Come back child, it’s SAFE Here.” You try to get our attention in every way, but we turn our heads, put on our headphones and drown out the sound. You CALL us BY NAME, but we CHOOSE to believe the mocking and lies others apply to us.

Why won’t it stop? We won’t stop it! We won’t stop the distractions. We won’t stop believing the lies. We won’t stop time and SEEK YOU…

You, Lord are THE Only one who Truly knows us, Truly Loves us, and Truly accepts us.

It’s time to LISTEN… It’s time to CHOOSE God…It’s time to take off the rose colored glasses that have so distorted our view and move forward with our more clear and accurate vision. Without recognition, things can’t change…and this world needs a little change…it starts with us. Seek God with me.

Daydreamer…That’s Me!

9 May

It was another Sunny 75 degree day and the only company I needed was my bicycle and nature. I rode until I saw a grassy knoll positioned under the shade of a beautiful tree over looking a creek. Like Nature Always does, it beckoned me to come and sit for a spell….

I could easily be one of those people who daydreams their life a way! I sat/laid there for over an hour letting my thoughts venture to the unknown, my past, my future, my dreams and aspirations, to the woman I long to be… In my dreams, I was running through fields of wildflowers, I was across the country and the world helping people, I was holding the hand of my husband and chasing after life together…

All of these things I desire. The reason daydreams are so sweet is because I can have, hypothetically, EVERYTHING I want in life….at THIS instant!

I have what most people refer to as “extreme patience,” except when it comes to waiting for the “life” things. I guess with our technology, we are so used to having instant gratification that we have become to expect it in ALL aspects of life. Life’s not instantly gratifying…it’s much slower than that…it’s more about the journey than the end result…

Good things come to those who wait,” I hear, but the impatient beast inside of me says, “You gotta grab life by the horns!” Arrrgggh! I’m looking for balance, I NEED balance! Perhaps waiting is better in some cases and “grabbing life by the horns” is best in others…

We can’t sit there and wait for a job to fall into our lap, We’ve got to hit the pavement and apply; We’ve got to seek out opportunities and do the work to make it happen and THEN wait to see where God takes it from there! And Waiting, as much as it kills me, is best when it comes to “finding” a spouse. It is best to go slow until both have worked their way into each other’s hearts. Since I desire to be pursued, I am choosing to wait. Oh, such a pity it is when one realizes they cause their own pain! ;D Go Ahead…Call me a masochist, but in this area, I will gladly suffer, because I know it will be worth it! I want my future husband to be sure about me before he asks me on a date…I want him to pursue further when he knows I am the one for him.

So I WILL Wait, and I WILL Run, and I WILL Pray to God in BOTH!

I could lay here for three more hours until the sun goes down, but my empty stomach makes a sound and I have 7 miles to ride until I’m home…So off I ride from my heavenly place… Yet, as I ride I still feel heaven with me..

“Break my Heart for what Breaks Yours”

20 Mar

Passion is defined as “any powerful and compelling emotion.” Compel means to “force or drive”

To have passion is to have such strong emotion that it forces you to move!

Break my Heart till it moves my hands and feet”

How do you go about finding your passion? I read once that passion is easily found by first discovering what breaks your heart. My heart breaks when I see commercials of children in poverty… when I see their beautiful faces amongst those terrible conditions…. I picture all the beautiful children I have the privilege to know and try to imagine them in that situation and my heart breaks… you see it is easy to push the visuals out of your mind and dismiss it when you believe these children are of another world…One removed from your own. Reality is…They are a part of this world; the VERY one you are living in. Sure their country is a thousand miles away, but by plane you’d be there in a few hours….Think about it!

Unfortunately Poverty is a VERY real situation in North America as well. In 2009, 43.6 million people (14.3%) were in poverty…We are lucky to have a government who aims to support these people, but people still fall between the gaps…And here we assume since the government is “taking care” of them we don’t have to…WRONG! 

John 21:15-20 Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord he said, “You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you now that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” A third time Jesus asked, “Simon son of John do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him a third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things, you know that I love you!” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”…..”Follow me!” 

Why would Jesus ask Peter 3x’s then proceed to tell him “Feed my Sheep” three times as well? I believe the Lord was trying to get Peter to understand that if he truly loved the Lord he would follow Him and take care of all that are His. Why sheep? Sheep are the dumbest animal created. Literally! They are animals who will wander aimlessly with out fear of any danger. Hmmm…. sounds a lot like humanity…(Interesting fact…I dissected a sheep brain for a Psych class. We dissected a sheep brain because it was most similar to the human brain…CRAZY! ) Humans are prone to wander. The Lord knew that we could be easily swayed, He knew we needed someone to show us how to live. That is why He sent His son Jesus for us.

But NOW until the Lord returns, as Christians we have to be more than just a statement of faith….We have to be Followers of Christ….We have to show others how to live, how to keep moving forward, how to hold on to hope when there is nothing else, we need to feed, clothe, and provide a home for ALL of God’s Children! Which by the way….Is EVERY person He Created!

While I am on the path to discover my passion… I will aim to Love, Take care of, and Lead the Beautiful people God has placed in my life.

Break my Heart for what Breaks Yours…Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s Cause…”