Wednesday, February 9, 2011

When Love Looks Deep ~~ Love is a Verb Day 9

There are moments and seasons in my life that I feel like God is probing my heart, asking me to dig deep, asking me to go places in myself I haven't been. That is the season I am entering. I feel so inept sometimes and so not able to do what He is asking, but I know with God all things are possible. So I press on knowing that He is able, even though I am not.

I share this little bit with you during Love Month, because I believe that doing these posts are one of the reasons that this is coming about in my life. For to love, truly love you must be willing to hurt. God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die for our sins. He knew when He placed man in the Garden that His Son would have to come and die for us. In Revelation 13:8 we are told that the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world. God knew. And yet He came. He loved. Knowing it would hurt. He loved.

And so it is with us. Love hurts sometimes, but love is so worth the hurt. I've been thinking about ways that I can love on people this month and God just keeps coming back with ways that He loves so well and how He wants me to do the same, right here in the season that I am in; in the place right now. And then the gentle nudging, becomes more urgent, until I must heed the Call, because it is what He created me for, so I will heed. I will step out into unfamiliar waters and trust the One who is asking me to go.

I'm sure there will be more on this at some point, but right now just know that I am following the leading and nudging of the Holy Spirit, even into uncharted waters for me, but He is at the helm, and all is well.

Love you so,

Ps 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth."


  1. Yes, to truly love is to experience hurt. My wise Father-in-law also tells me when we hurt really bad, it's because we loved first .. whether it's a situation, person or thing.

    God will most certainly reveal some things to our hearts during this month. It's just His way to work when we're really listening.

  2. I am so thankful that God chooses to speak to us and have a love relationship with us. His ways are not our ways, but we know that He knows best.

    One of the things that I loved so much about the MercyMe concert we went to is that they are spreading the "love" message on their "Generous Mr. Lovewell" tour.