Just a 4 letter word?

Sooo… I was reading, but then I remembered I got a new Bible :) So I started going through and writing down a couple of my favorite verses. I noticed a common theme in these verses: Love. The sacrifice behind these words hit me and, after texting a couple friends “I Love you!”, I had to find someway to express this gratitude from what I read… So I wrote this to remind me in the future of what I have and to remind me of how personal God’s love is:

I’m in love.

I’m in love with life.

I’m in love with family and friends.

I’m in love with relationships.

I’m in love with creation–

I’m in love with my creator!

I’m in love with life!

I may not have stumbled and fallen in love,

it took many years and many tears.

But i am here now, glowing with the love that was poured into my heart (Rom. 5:5) by someone who knows me better than I do.

I’m in love with opportunities and chances.

I wouldn’t be here without forgiveness.

I feel my heart melt every time it encounters grace.

I’m completely in love with the walk I’ve been on for the past couple of years.

I’m trying to love where He takes me.

I’m in love with the love I’ve been shown, the patience I’ve been given, the care I’ve received.

I’m in love with the journey I’ve been sent to take and the fellow lovers who are on this mission with me.

I’m in love with the Almighty, and how he uses the weak like me to love.

Love is complex to an arrogant human like me.

But I’ve learned love does not brag (1 Cor. 13:4) and rejoices in truth (13:6).

I do not know everything about love, but He knows me. And he won’t stop loving me (Psalms 100:5).

Without love… I’d imagine I’d be nothing.

Love has shown me the beauty in faith and hope (1 Cor. 13:13).

But there’s no turning back, I’m too in love.

It may not be with a man or some other form of substitution,

because I am in love with love (1 John 4:16).

And I am able to love because He first loved me (1 John 4:18-19).

And love never fails (Rom. 5:5).

 

I think I am mostly amazed because a year ago, would I have been able to say this? Love requires pain and hurt through discipline and being broken. Love requires failure and the revealing of which that can be a pain worse than anything physical at the time, but turn into overwhelming relief when these pains and sufferings are given to God. I am all the time overwhelmed and hardly have realize what I have. When God’s love shines through, it is unmistakable. And to know I am forever loved by this creator, this father, this most perfect best friend… How could I ever forget?
I thank you, body, for reminding me and loving me even in my most ridiculous of moods. I cannot ever repay you, just know I love you. I do not know the full meaning of those three words, who really does, but from what God has shown me I know I love Him and I love you. And let me tell you, love is relief for someone who has been obsessed with hate for a good part of their life. I don’t deserve it, but I feel that I am loved and it is motivation to love others. Thank God for everything I have been through because I would be so far away without it. Thank God for forgiveness and grace! Thank God for this body and thank God for love. Without love, I cannot imagine. But I do not need to because I have a reason to live now because of it.

About elli

I'm trying to "realize the full assurance of hope until the end." To be an "imitator of those who through faith and patience inherit the promise." And spreading the "unchangeableness" and "hope" of God's purpose. Heb. 7
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