HE LOVES me!
And… HE always will! ♥
My heart stood at attention as I awoke this morning to the beat of “I’ve always loved you” by Third Day, proclaiming through my alarm clock radio [stationed on K-Love]. What a blessing! My thoughts went immediately to the window, this site being a sight of many blessings for me. I was reminded how much HE blesses me with His handprint and handiwork in the sky and with all His majestic creations [sunrises, sunsets, birthday butterflies, Spirit-filled clouds, rainbow promises, and, and, and…] And then… from thought to action, I arose quickly because I knew even through the curtain… HE wanted to love me more. I was sure I saw a heart. When I went to take the picture, it was not there. I wanted it to be. I searched for it and prayed for HIS HEART. I love what HE gives me, but oh how I would be full if it were HIM in front of me. As if to say, “You Lord and what You have given so far are more than enough for me”, I glanced away to begin my departure, when a deep [I saw red] flash of color caught my eye to the right of where I first saw, what I saw…
A Sun’s heart…
But sadly… he loves me not.
Jesus loves me this I know, for HE [and the Bible] tell me so. And nobody, but nobody can compare to the Lord’s extravagant love for me… no-body. All others in comparison… love me not. To mankind’s defense, there is no one on Earth who can hold a candle to Jesus… and how He loves us. But I will say this, some people demonstrate a much better example of loving, then others.
Those who care about and for ‘the other’ first; those who make it very clear to ‘the ones’ they love, that they are loved; those who feel a heart-felt need rather than a responsibility to provide for ‘the ones’ in their charge; those who see what the Lord has given and guard it with their life; and those who look at ‘the others’ placed in their care as a blessing, viewed with value and respect for what they bring to the Lord’s table, His family, and theirs… these provide a good example.
As for the rest… he loves me not.
So you wonder who “he” is; he is… the one who stands in a place of worship with humility, but walks away as another man. He is… mankind who judges all others by their own standard of faith, by their own image in a mirror, but fails to be a doer of even their own words. He is the one who says “I know what you need and what you should do”, but fails to inquire of my need, much less what’s undone. So I wonder… if this “he” were to truly look upon me with love, wouldn’t I see it? So…
He will say “NOW I see you”. And I will say “And now you won’t”…
Talent to Bare
[In a day-dream, first written… May 4, 2010]
As I was walking in the garden one day with the Spirit, He told me of a story. This story spoke of a great Master, a Master who was generous with His giving, purposeful with His gifts. This Master had a grand estate and a vast treasure. There included within the Master’s treasure chest, a rare collection of talents. So at the appointed time, when the Master was to go out on a journey, He chose servants to leave His talents in the care of… to cherish, to protect, to love, to have and to hold as if they were their own, to prosper with… for the kingdom, until His return.
There was this one talent that the Master gave to a certain servant, that appeared far different from the other talents. It even, by no investment of the servant, grew in value. To the surprise and dismay of the servant, he saw that the talent grew favor and the attraction of others, but not to himself. When the others would draw to the talent, the servant found increase, but not in ways he called gain. So the servant did not see that the increase was good. He saw no favor, and made no investment in the gift; nor did he see that the talent’s increase in value, increased ‘them’. He failed to see the purpose in the gift, that they were one. When one prospers, they both prosper. And sadly, when one falls, they both fall.
The servant could not see passed his own reflection in a mirror, his name, his estate, and the hurt from how his Master could burden him so with such an odd talent and task. The servant would cry “Have I not done for You Master according to the reading of Your Word? Have I not? Then why have You brought this odd talent [curse] into my life? It takes away from me and draws the reflection of You to itself. Why have I been cut off? Why me?”
So… the Master, in hearing the cries of His servant, returned home. And when He found His talent left alone…
HE promptly removed her!
Now… HE loves her. And he loves her… not.
HE LOVES me! he loves me… not so much
Ephesians 3:14… For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
A glimpse from my window…
… Majestic Sunrises …
Posted on September 13, 2011 by jams4JESUS
[A fresh YOU, new every morning… BEHOLD!
Posted on October 19, 2011 by jams4JESUS]
Rainbow promises [from an ark]…
And, and, and…
“FATHER… THIS ONE IS MINE!”
Posted on October 4, 2012
“I care not what I see, but rather what You see for me. And after You said “you are MINE”… everything else became gravy to me. I would be satisfied with the scraps that fall from Your table, but You my awesome Lord… have given me a chair.”
“Behold, I [Jesus] stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” [Revelation 3:20]
Thank You Lord for all Your love, and an open window!
Update: Good Friday 2012…
Casey Kohl art
“Bouquet of Faith”
[my vision to her art]