Friday, May 28, 2010

I want...I want...I want, I want, I want, HA! I'm going through all these profiles, and that's all I see: what the "heart" supposedly "wants". Honestly, we really don't know what we want in a spouse. We think we do, but honest to goodness, we don't. Talk to couples. Most of the time I hear girls talking about their husbands as being an unlikely choice, not their "type," yet I can plainly see that they are happy with the person they're with. The heart wants what the heart wants, but the heart is never satisfied in all of its wanting. David writes of God giving us the desire of our heart. People have come to assumed that this refers to their future spouse. Yet, I have come to learn that our hearts desire God. It is a relationship with the Father, with Christ that our desires are truly fulfilled. A earthly relationship with another human is a by-product of our relationship with God. The theme throughout the entire Bible is the relationship of God with man, colored in all its shades of goodness and ugliness. He is our goal, our attainment, not a man or a woman, but Him, the one who made us and redeemed us. Our first and most vital relationship.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

“Love is the basis of godliness. Whatever the profession, no man has pure love to God unless he has unselfish love for his brother. But we can never come into possession of this spirit by trying to love others. What is needed is the love of Christ in the heart. When self is merged in Christ, love springs forth spontaneously. The completeness of Christian character is attained when the impulse to help and bless others springs constantly from within--when the sunshine of heaven fills the heart and is revealed in the countenance” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 384).