Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Loving with reckless abandon

What would it take to set your heart out there and give it away with reckless abandon?

I've been thinking of this question since the moment I heard it.

I love.
A lot.
Bigger than most.

But bigger isn't good enough.

I need to love biggest, but not biggest in a comparison sort of way just the biggest love ever!

But honestly love has always had protection around it. Until I trusted.

I've had a lot of push pull relationships.

But God is doing something amazing in my heart and I don't even notice if anyone has even noticed, but I've noticed, my heart has a love and a peace I've never known before. It's kind of weird not to be mad, or hurt, and I don't swear (& that is HUGE for me) anymore.

I've lived my life with walls as high as the Berlin Wall and thick too. In order to get close to me, you needed to put forth some effort.

I've really been taking those walls down, brick by brick, but I haven't just taken them down, I've discovered their origin, and I've destroyed them, at the root.

Things don't bother me anymore like they did. I don't worry like I did. There is more grace and forgiveness for others but even for myself. I still hate my sin, but I love me. I've learned and now believe that my sin doesn't define me, Jesus does.

In my life I've never trusted like this, it beautiful and wonderful, and a tad but scary, but GLORIOUS!!!

Thank you Jesus!

Sending love!

But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won't know what we're talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God's terms. It stands to reason, doesn't it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he'll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ's! (Romans 8:9-11 MSG)

1 comment:

Jada's Gigi said...

Amen! So happy to hear you are walking in more and more freedom! Here's to being Alive in Christ!