Thursday, January 17, 2008

Liquid Love

Last night while hormones were kicking I posted a post in frustration. I should have left it in draft. I removed it but then I thought some of you may have got it in your in box. Sorry!
Just dealing with some frustrations with people. Not necessarily those in blogdom.
Again--sorry!


This morning while searching the word I ended up in my favorite book--Ephesians.
Chapter 3 seemed to have some truths, nuggets worth digging for.
I have a need for more of God's love to be shed through me.
Love that goes beyond understanding.
Love that looks beyond the circumstances to the one who needs to be loved.
Love that binds my heart to an individual even when their actions are less than honorable.
Love that is so deep that when you feel you must surely have no more to give- that loves rises from a source so deep that the well is never in danger of running dry.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints 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.
All the fullness of God--who would not want that?
I want that.
I want to look at an individual who seems unloveable and I want to experience the love that surpasses knowledge. Love that comes from a deep pure source. A love that comes bubbling up from a source that is so powerful that it cannot be contained.
A love that flows over situations and individuals and leaves them feeling strangely changed.

I don't know if this is making any sense.
But while doing a section of my Beth Moore devotion this morning she asked, "If someone were to really look inside, what evidence of God's work would they see in you?".
It made me think. And then go ..YIKES!

Would they see a well of love that was deep and pure
or something shallow and a little cloudy?

Dear God fill our hearts with a love that is deep, pure and long lasting.
A love that never passes away. Let us blow their minds.

11 comments:

Cindy said...

I love your template look! LOVE it!! :)

Love that surpasses knowledge...hmmm. Something for me to think on!

Ally said...

I love your new look too...great colours! I want all of the fullness of God too.... I want it!

Lisa said...

AMEN!

mandy said...

Sharon:

I got that erased post through my feed reader... i read it & loved it! i thought: "OH! the woman has come alive!"

no apologies needed.

stay real,
mandy

Halfmoon Girl said...

Yeah, I didn't think any apologies were needed either. When I said I didn't quite follow, it meant that I wasn't quite sure what you were frustrated with- not that you were out of line! We all feel frustrated with things sometimes- I like to know that other people experience those feelings too. But, I also have had times where I just haven't felt right about what I posted, and felt led to erase something, so I understand.

This kind of love is something that we all need to be reminded of! I did this morning when NO ONE was getting their fannies in gear to get out the door in time!

I still haven't gotten my parcel. It must be a border thing?

freetofly said...

Meeeee toooooo! Ditto! Love that Chapter of Ephesians! And your new look is cool!

Hey, are you going to try doing Mel's Book thing? I don't have the book yet, but, I have the first lesson open in another window & she has it set up so we can do it even without...I think I am going to do it...

I wasn't on last night, (hubby time) so I missed it! No sweat! Love the title of the post! (Sorry I missed it!)

Have a great day!

Nise' said...

I love to visit and be surprised on how your "place" is going to look. May your heart be filled with a love so deep, pure and long lasting my sister! I know I need it as well!

MelanieJoy said...

My first thought was...I try so hard to act in front of those I work with...YIKES is right. If things are the way they should be between Him and me the word "acting" wouldn't be used. I do try hard (at times) and desire to live out a life of Faith in front of them. I think on the outside sometimes I can do it but when no one is watching I can vent, pout, whine and doubt better than anyone.
When we are head over heals committed and in love with Him we can tap into that source of love to love so on others.

Denise said...

Always just be you sis, God loves you. I do too.

As We Sail... said...

It's reasurring to know I'm not alone. Everyone goes through "stuf"

Jessie said...

O Sharon, I yearn for that kind of love to shine and flow through me as well. Great post!