Amazed By Him

Can you figure it out?

It’s windy outside and I feel the Wind inside me too.

Like God is stirring, stirring.

I have been saturating myself with DC*B’s new album Remedy. Somethin’ else for sure. I have recently finished reading several books by Donald Miller, including Blue Like Jazz.. wow. I love it when God shows me how very much He loves me and not only wants me to know Him, but He wants to KNOW me! I am so tired of religious rules and regulations and formulas as a way to get to god. It’s a dead and lifeless road.

Loving God and loving others. What a big change for all of us that would be. So easy to say, sometimes (all the time??) so hard to do. It’s not about checking everything off on the road-to-God list to make sure you are going along good. Life’s about living the life of Love, like Love did when He was here on earth. Amazing, absolutely amazing.

Where do we even start?

Begin to pay attention to your surroundings, your family, your spouse, your friends. Be kind, do something sweet, put them first, do what you’re asked with out grumbling. Notice someone in need? Buy them a sandwich, help them with the door, carry out their groceries, buy ’em coffee, listen to their story, tell them yours, look them in the eye. Hugs. A clean shirt, time, rake their leaves, bake a cake, give them your best cookies.

I am overwhelmed by His Love:
For GOD is sheer BEAUTY, all Generous in LOVE, LOYAL always and EVER Ps.100:5

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all His mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, ” Jump” and it jumps, but I don’t have love, I’m nothing.

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut.
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first”,
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies….

But for right now, until that Completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation:

Trust steadily in God,

Hope unswervingly,

Love extravagantly.

And the best of the three is Love.
(1 Corinthians 13)

For GOD is sheer BEAUTY, all Generous in LOVE, LOYAL always and EVER Ps.100:5

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