Wednesday, October 20, 2010

To Give Freely

I think we are called to practice a Jesus love, not a human love. A love motivated by faith and community. A love motivated by grace.

"Freely you have received, freely GIVE." - Matthew 10:8

The more we seek Him, the more we know Him, and know characteristics that make Him so wonderful. Promises and truths. One thing I know, He cares. I love discovering this new every day. Sometimes daily reminders are what it takes for me to remember! I love just thinking about HOW much He cares. And I've come to realize in these past few years that I cannot fathom it. That I cannot attempt to put it into words. And when I dwell on it, I can do nothing but smile. What I love the most about Him is that He shows His care through the small, simple things. Things like encouraging notes left by complete strangers. To think that there is a God in heaven who loves you enough to do things like that, even after giving the ultimate sacrifice of His son, is just unimaginable. How wonderful and majestic is the God we serve.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Beloved

My beloved,

What is it then, that you ask for, my child? What is it that you need? I will take care of you. I'm here for you always. Was it a bad day? Was it something someone said? Are you discouraged? Are you lonely? I am here! Right next to you! My precious masterpiece, I adore you! I have chosen you. I have set you apart. I long to stay close to you. I promise to hold you in the night. I promise to help you. I promise to lead you. I promise to cry with you. What is it that you are afraid of, my love? I promise to comfort you! I will protect you! Please trust me, as a father, as a friend, as a companion. You are my child, and I have given myself to you. I am devoted. I am excited to know you, to watch you grow, to see you blossom. Please take into account my words. Never forget them. Write them on your heart, for it is I that holds it. If only I could sweep you off your feet everyday! If only you would not doubt my love, my care, my devotion. I cherish you. I long to hold you close. I love spending time with you. In your favorite places! I love to just BE with you, no matter what we are doing. I delight in you, my love. My child, you are mine, always.

Your maker

Monday, October 11, 2010


Today, I was encouraged; and reminded of so many truths and promises about Jesus, our Savior, our King. He knows me more than I know myself. And it is because of Him that I am the way I am, where I am. Today he reminded me of how much He is in love with me. And how much He really does know and care, despite what the world around me might say. Today I have been reminded.