Looking For Love
It’s important for me to feel loved and appreciated. When I don’t feel that I’m getting love and attention from my family and friends, I tend to feel sorry for myself. This causes me to be easily frustrated and not so pleasant to be around. I begin to focus on me and what my needs are. I focus on all the things not being done for me. I find myself depending on the love of others and not relying solely on the love of God. This is a dangerous place for me to be and I need to just stop and give God control of my heart.
I need to remember that God is my source of love. He is love. When my eyes begin to drift in other places for love and attention its during those times when I’m experiencing a dry spell in my walk with Him. I seem to allow the things of this world to distract me from where God is leading me. Even if I don’t feel it, God’s love is always there.
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART
Frustration can be overwhelming as I strive to be the spiritual leader in the home. My desire to someday be a wife to a man of God can at times consume me. This is when I have to seek the Lord and allow His presence to consume me. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with my desires. But when I let them consume me – it becomes a problem. And just so you know – it can be anything that consumes you or me. The desire to make more money, get a better job, a nicer car, having more children, and having more friends. This is the danger zone of making things and such an idol. And that is a whole nother (is that even a word) story.
JESUS IS MY FRIEND
My heart was overjoyed when I realized years ago that Jesus loved me for who I am. Wow – Jesus loves me! God created me to be me! So if God loves me and Jesus died for me then it must be okay for me to like me too. I have accepted Jesus’ friend request!
From time to time I need to redirect my heart towards Christ. It is so easy for my heart to run off course and I desperately want my heart to always belong to God first. There’s just no better way. There’s just no better place for my heart to be. It does me no good if my heart is in the wrong place. You know — Looking for Love in all the wrong places. Yeah, you knew that was coming!!
What’s really important to me – is having the love of God. It took me a long time to really believe that he could love someone such as me. Without the love of God – there’s really no love at all.