Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Love Never Fails - Brandon Heath

When the Lord puts things, people, situations... anything in our lives, he does it for his ultimate purpose... all in his perfect design. That's just it, it is perfect.

Love can be such a deep subject. It can evoke joy, tears, heartbreak, and smiles. For those of you have ended your search for love and you have embarked on growing in this perfect love that God designed just for you and your other half, you can look back and see the path God made you take to get to your prince charming or your princess. Some of you may be thinking that your time has come to wind down your journey, you've found who you think is your Mr./Ms. "Right." You still think back to those times where you were heartbroken or maybe when you had a smile you didn't think could spread wider than that moment. You think, "could this be it?" On another note, you might find yourself still on the search that seems so endless for that person God has set aside for you, the person you have been dreaming of for what seems like forever. That "forever" seems so long and you wonder why on Earth has God lead you through so much heartache, confusion and let down. You wonder why "he" or "she" isn't there.

When I was in the 7th grade, my Mom was my Sunday School teacher. In honor of Valentine's Day, she had us write a letter to our future husbands outlining how we think/want them to be and the promises we make to them. Then she said keep it and over the years revamp it as you discover what you want. I have no clue where that first letter is, I'm sure it's tucked away in some box or some journal now, just waiting to be found. But I did revamp it over the years! As I began college and started to seriously date, I started just keeping letters to "him," my Mr. Right and I still do to this day. I have always used 1 Corinthians 13 has my guide of how I want the love of my life to be and the type of love that only God fearing man could give. I was so elated when the song "Love Never Fails" by Brandon Heath (shown in the video above) came out because it was everything that I wished for in love and put one of my favorite chapters or the bible into prospective. I hold these verses to my heart and I find myself referring back to them when making decisions in love or putting "mind over matter" on what's right for me. Here are the words to the song with some thoughts of mine:

"Love is not proud
Love does not boast
Love after all
Matters the most"

Me: Love is not "big headed" and does not brag of all that it has, as if it was like that all on it's own. Love is a gift... pure and true from only God.
I think about where I am at... It doesn't and I'm thankful.

"does not run
Love does not hide
Love does not keep
Locked inside"

Me: True love will never cower away or give up on you. In true love, you will always care endlessly and never hide it.
I think about what I have... It doesn't and I'm thankful.

"Love is the river that flows through
Love never fails you"

Me: Love over takes you and last through times of trail. The love that only God designs... NEVER fails me. It hasn't.

"Love will sustain
Love will provide
Love will not cease
At the end of time"

Me: This love will always last. Love doesn't put self over the other... it cares for more than oneself. The love that God designs for a couple is eternal.

"Love will protect
Love always hopes
Love still believes
When you don't"

Me: True love is what makes you keep going. The person that God has set out for love for me will believe in love, in me and in life, when I won't sometimes. It puts up with
anything. I think about what I have... it has.

"Love is the arms that are holding you
Love never fails you"

Me: This love will not have question but comfort in knowing it was completely God-designed. And for that, it'll NEVER fail you.

"When my heart won't make a sound
When I can't turn back around
When the sky is falling down
Nothing is greater than this
Greater than this"

Me: I love this part because this can happen quite often. When your world is crashing down, God placed that person there to love you through it and put it back together.
I dream that NOTHING will be greater than that LOVE. I think about what I have... I know I can willingly depend on love.

"Love is right here
Love is alive
Love is the way
The truth the life"

Me: God has given love as a gift and it's always alive... even when it doesn't seem so. I think... it's been right in front of me for quite sometime.

"Love is the river than flows through
Love is the arms that are holding you
Love is the place you will fly to
Love never fails you"

You could have love. You can think you have found love. You can be searching for love.

You could have LOVE, God's designed LOVE right in front of your face... all along. Nothing is greater than this and hasn't failed me.

Today is a GREAT day because I smiled because God is faithful to his promises.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Wake up America!

I found this post about the oil spill in the Gulf. Now, I know the coverage has consumed the media but what is so shocking is that people won't just WAKE UP! Yeah, I'm sorry your 1,000 + dollar beach vacation is ruined but look at the bigger picture! Yes, it is BP's fault. Yes, it is their responsibility. But it is our responsibility to take care of our home ground. Give to help these animals that are so heavily effected... that is their HOME. Give to help clean up. Give your time if you can. What ever happened to the America that had no problem in giving? Take a look at this article and pictures from the Huffington Post....


Live. Laugh. Love.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Realizing what "true love" is....

No, I haven't struck true love, yet. No, I'm not engaged. Nor am I getting married. The "true love" I am referring to, is more of a life "true love" (if you will); more so of a realization that can only mean one thing: I am growing up.

Last week was my first full week of work at my new job! Needless to say, I am so incredibly blessed. I work in a beautiful office, with wonderful people for a strong christian dentist. I even get to listen to good positive music all day while I work on some really nice (most of the time) and definitely interesting patients! I work Tuesday through Friday! No weekends and NO MONDAYS! It is a pretty awesome schedule! Overall, I had a wonderful week but as with any job I'm sure, I did have a really off day.

To put my off day in short: I really couldn't please a lady who was a parent of a child I saw (I actually made her pretty upset, I guess.), I had a late patient, a non-compliant patient and a patient who would rather be anywhere but the dentist office.  Not going to lie, for having such a perfect week before this day, I almost did shed a few tears. But as I left for the day and I was driving home, I realized I will always have an off day every once in a while. More importantly though, I realized that even though my day really didn't go my way, I still want to go back to work because I truly genuinely love what I do. That to me is a life "true love." Thank you, God for equipping me with gifts to do my job and help people. 

Tomorrow is my first official "day off!" What to do?! I have finally found a new apartment, so I know I have to go do things for that! Otherwise, I am excited about going back to work on Tuesday! :)

Until next time! Today was a good day because I got to relax and reflect!

Live. Laugh. Love.