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“for love of You
i’m a sky on fire
for love of You
i come alive
it’s Your Sacred Heart within me beating
Your voice within me singing
(out for love of You)
it’s all for you”

It’s amazing to see what we will do for the love of our most beloved one. A popular country song by Faith Hill says, “I’d go and capture the moon/That’s what I would do/Just to hear you say that you love me.” It a beautiful sentiment, and it touches my heart deeply; there are days when I cannot listen to that song without crying, because I love Justin so much. In every love song there is an echo of God’s love for all of us; every precious promise to always be there, each tear shed for a loved one in pain, and every heartbeat that longs to be near the one it loves. This is how Christ feels about us. How deep the father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure, that He would send his only son to make a wretch his treasure. If only we could love Him as much as he loves us.

It’s astonishing to me to see what I do to show my love for my sweetheart, and sometimes it’s things that I do that help me love him, even if he doesn’t see it. I try to maintain a good appearance, and attitude, and do things that will bring joy to him. I have been on a diet and exercising, to lose some weight and be healthier in general. Before I go to see him I make sure that I am wearing something cute, and that my hair and makeup look good; I particularly try to wear things that he has said that he finds attractive, and I avoid wearing things that he dislikes. I always try to keep a positive attitude and be cheerful for him, particularly when he’s down. I try to encourage him daily, telling him the sweet and uplifting things that every man likes to hear their woman say. I pray for him; for his specific needs, for me to be the best girlfriend I can be, and for our relationship to honor God. I study the Bible, and try to develop good womanly skills like cooking, sewing, encouraging, and making my home a welcoming and peaceful place. I also try never to say or think anything that will tear us apart…many women get into the habit of bashing their sweethearts to their friends, in public, or mentally, and then they become bitter and stop treating their husbands/boyfriends right. Justin deserves better than that; all our men do.I thank God for Justin every day, and that in itself is a form of blessing. When I worship and praise the Lord, I also think of Justin, and I praise God for the wonderfulness that He has brought to me in our relationship. 🙂

Justin is a very busy guy, he does a lot with school, work, and the musical he’s working on, in addition to spending time with me. I know that simple things can bring pleasure, so I try to do things like bring him dinner at school (sometimes I get to stay and eat dinner with him), bring snacks when I know he has late night ahead, run errands for him, and sometimes I’ll leave a frosty (his favorite treat) in the fridge at his work so he can find a yummy surprise when he goes in to an overnight shift. When I see him and I know he’s had a long day, I make sure I: let him take a nap, cook dinner for him, give him a massage, talk to him, and let him pick what we do that night (movie, puzzle, video games, etc.). I try to do things in my life that will honor him: not get too close to other guys, do things that will help ME love him more, etc. Communication is very important too; I wish I could have him close to me always, or at least be able to talk to him whenever I wanted (I am very sad when I don’t hear from him all day). Sometimes I leave him letters at school, and messages on facebook, to encourage him and help him through the day. I always try to tell him what’s on my mind, to help me think clearly, and to keep him from having to guess at what I need in the relationship (boys aren’t always good at that. lol.). On those days when I do get to see him I am so excited I can barely contain myself; when we’re finally together I don’t want to let him out of my sight!

If we do all these things for a flawed human being, doesn’t God deserve even more? What if we thought so much about what God was going to see us wearing? Would he see an attractive and modest girl who wants to look her best and protect the eyes of the men around her? Would he see women and men who want to take care of their temple (their body)? What if we desired to be in contact with Him daily; if going a few hours without talking to Him would bring us as much sadness as not talking to our sweetheart does? Maybe we wouldn’t be able to sleep until we said goodnight, or couldn’t make a major decision without talking to Him first. Or perhaps we would change how we talked (and thought) about God and about other people; we would keep a closer watch on our words and keep profanity and perversity from our lips. Would we make everything an offering to him? Our time, our money, our talent? Would we share the things God has given us with others, as we do with our lovers, or would we keep every good thing for ourselves? It would be wonderful if we were always excited to be close to Him, if we would hate to be away from Him. Imagine if we loved God as much as we loved our sweethearts; the world would be a better place. Just a thought on the parallels of love.

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17b-19

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Who am I? and Where is he?

Is this how it’s s’posed to be?

Questions, questions, in my mind

Seeking answers they may find.

Is he here? or Am I there?

Should I ever cut my hair?

Thoughts go swirling in and out,

Leaving oft a seed of doubt.

Where and what, and why and when,

Quickly drawing thoughts within.

Twisting, turning, biting, burning,

In my soul there is great yearning

For a place of peace and rest,

My God, my savior you know best,

How to calm the storm within

And bring me back to you again.

Lord and father, soothe my soul

Let your will be my one goal.

Help me love with all my heart,

And from your side ne’er depart.

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I’ve realized recently that I tend to put a lot of my life and thoughts online. lol. I’ve decided that I don’t particularly like to use Myspace and facebook for blogging purposes. I had a Xanga and liked it, and now I’m going to try word press. I thought I’d start with something I wrote on my Xanga quite a while ago(www.xanga.com/LadyEowynofRohan03) that is even still an encouragement to me.

Whispers of Love…

You know how the things that you remember and cherish about people you love are the little, thoughtful things they do? Like when your dad stayed up all night helping you write a last minute report that you forgot to do, or when your mom suprises you with some special thing like a flower or a dress for a sepecial occasion. Or when your little brother used up all his crayons to make a picture just for you, or your good friend did or brought you something special for no reason? These are the things that endear us to one another, and our heavenly father is like that too. He sees the little things that we do for Him; praying before a meal, thanking him for something simple like finding the book you wanted. He also does simple things for us, he knows the desires of our hearts, spoken and unspoken. Remember my clarinet story? (see Xanga for these) Well, that was something fairly small that He did for me. Remember the camera story? I talked to the lady who loaned me the camera. She said that a few days after I had asked about borrowing her camera (which I had used before for another slideshow), her dad had a camera that he didn’t need and he called her up and said, “Hey, I have this camera that I’m not using, do you want it?” (God knew that the camera that I was going to use was broken.) So she asked him to drop it off at church for me, and he did. So I had a good camera to use for a couple of weeks! Abba, our heavenly father, loves us and he does simple things for us to show his love, just as our loved ones might do for us. If I’m having trouble finding something, I’ll say “God, can you help me find this?” and sometimes I turn around and TaDa! there it is. The thing is, never miss the little things he does by focusing too much on the big things that he hasn’t done yet. He still loves you, and if you look around at the beautiful earth, and take time to listen, you’ll hear him whisper in your ear, “I love you.”

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