Did I ever let down those who loved me and sought after me? Even when they failed, did I leave them or stop loving them? Even those who were not my people, did I abandon them? No! I rewarded their faith. Rahab and Ruth and many others simply believed in the God of Israel from the reports and words they heard from others. Simple belief and simple faith. Like a child always trust that I am your Father. A Father who wants to bless you and care for you more than you can imagine.
Your love illumines all things with glorious light.
Your love lifts us up and sets us on mountain tops.
Your love sustains us in the deepest, darkest valley.
Your love never departs – it holds us in complete confidence.
Your love drives out fear replacing it with boldness and passion.
Your love saves us and reconciles us to our Father.
Without your love, death would overwhelm us.
But love is stronger than death, because you, King Jesus, live.
Unlock my heart, Lord
Break away the chains of unbelief
Release the hope and joy buried within my heart
Tear away the years of darkness clouding the eyes of my heart
Lift the veil over my eyes, so I clearly see you
Show me your glory and great love
Melt away any resistance in me with your love
Meld my heart completely with yours
Embrace me with your unquenchable love and fire until I am consumed
I wait for you my love. I am outside in the garden calling to you. My voice rises to your heart calling you forth. Rush into my embrace of love. There is nothing purer, nothing greater than my love for you. You are like a tender child peaking out, looking for me. Hesitant to run out, afraid of harsh words. But there is nothing negative in me. I only come to heal and love you. I come to restore and maintain your innocence. Your child like faith is there. I come to restore you. Let me touch your heart and bring forth the wonderful treasures there. Trust in me always to love and adore you.
I see you coming – running through the door. Your radiant beauty illuminates the garden. Your song is more beautiful than the birds. Your scent more pleasing than the roses. You fill my garden with love. I love you dearly. You are my beloved. Share your heart with me.
Drink of my love. Inhale my peace and joy. Breathe deeply of my love and plunge whole heartedly into my river. The springs are open and flowing forth from the city of love. The water is ever widening and deepening. My righteousness covers my people; my flood of love overwhelms them. Come into all fullness. Enter into the kingdom of unbelievable fulfillment in our relationship. Shake off doubts and fears caused by the enemy’s lies. Hurl them away like the filth that they are and completely embrace me, because I completely embrace you. You are hidden in my secret place – protected and cherished forever. Relish your place of endearment. I brought you to this place with my love, my mercy. My fire for you and in you is not extinguishable – you are mine forever.
Your love is an ocean that I am drowning in. I sink into its depths with great delight. I inhale it and become intoxicated with your goodness and mercy. Your love flows eternal – waves that constantly beat at the stony cliffs of our hearts. Wave after wave until the walls erode and crumble at the insistence of your love.
[Reposted in memory of my Dad (1943-2016) who is now dancing through the universe with our heavenly Father]
Dance with me, Father!
Let me stand on your feet as we twirl through the universe.
Let us laugh as we round the stars hand-in-hand.
Let us sing to the galaxies as they glisten in unspeakable splendor.
Let me lay my head on your shoulder as the dance draws to an end.
Let your lullaby of love draw me to sweet sleep.
Then dance with me again, Father, in the universe of dreams.
I love you with an everlasting love. A love that will not die and cannot be defeated. You live in me; I live in you. Come to the fullness of understanding our unity. I challenge you to fully open yourself up to my love. I’ve demonstrated my love for you at the cross. I’ve demonstrated my love for you through the Holy Spirit. This is enough, but I long to give you even more. The fullness of the Spirit is available to my children. Long for it, and pursue it. Seek and you shall find. I give only good gifts to my children. It is not impossible to know me. Take time to seek me. I am waiting for you – ever eager to meet with you. I love you in all truthfulness, all faithfulness. A love forever.
My Beloved one, I love you with an undying love. A love the grave could not conqueror. A love your sin and rebellion could not conqueror. Relish my love. Let me ravish your heart. I cherish you. My love will never, ever break your heart. I pick up the pieces others have left. I mend every tear, every hurt, every worn and tattered place. The world doesn’t understand such love. But it is real. Come and experience a pure, joyful, unconditional love and acceptance. The Father waits for the prodigal heart to return to Him. I come to draw you into our embrace.
The starting point? I don’t know the starting point. The result? Yes, I am all too familiar with the result. Fear, anxiety, depression, illness, confusion – a long list of dysfunction. Amazingly, despite my journey of self-destruction, my Father continued to sustain, preserve, and guide me to His destiny.
My eyes unveiled, dawn breaks forth, freedom calls me to new territory. New territory in the Kingdom of God – set aside especially for me by my glorious Father. He’s been waiting for my return. He never once stopped looking, scanning the horizon for me. “Father, I’m home!”