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Day 22 – Love is Faithful May 19, 2010

Posted by poetiscian in love, Reflection.
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Be ever so faithfulA (*) friend encouraged me to re-saddle my love horse, so here I am! When our love is rejected, we as humans find it very challenging to keep moving forward in the direction of love.  In order to keep loving the person and/or people who have actively voiced their rejection of our love, takes a love greater than ourselves. We as Christians are supposed to love as God has loved us – no matter what. Now, I do realize that is very hard, and darn near impossible, especially if you are not able to see any light at the end of the love tunnel. However, I pose this to you, remain faithful in your pursuit of love for the partner who has abandoned your love. How you say? Just as God continues to love us through our collage of spiritual mishaps, our unyielding anger towards each other, our daily inability to just offer Him thanks for once again, pulling us from the jaws of death. He gives us underserved love and it is our responsibility to pass it on.

The Bible speaks of Hosea, who married a prostitute named Gomer, and she in turn after many years, returned to the profession that she knew best – lusting after other men.  Now who in the world would expect Hosea to return to this woman? No one would, but God did – He told Hosea to offer her redemption and take her back. (read full story) That is a lesson within itself, for God has redeemed us many times, so who are we not to reach out and offer that same redemption.

If your spouse has gone astray, stop looking outward and begin the soul-searching journey within yourself first.  Seek God for understanding and then pray. Out of love grows faith.  Be faithful in your pursuit for the love of God and your fellow-man. There is power in faithfulness that is immeasurable to anything that the world has to offer. Faith keeps you grounded when it appears that your very foundation is crumbling beneath your feet. Be like Hosea – go and rescue the one whom you’ve confessed to love forever, forgive them for their past transgressions and work on re-building a solid relationship built on faith, patience, integrity and unconditional love. Where would most of us be if God left us on the selling block to be auctioned off to the devil.  I am sure you don’t want to really know the answer.  Go in peace…

A few critical thoughts: God still loves us after rejection. Love is our basis. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you. God gave undeserved love to you.

Biblical Verse(s):
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
Luke 10:27 – He answered, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself.”

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Online Resources: True to be You by Harry L. Kirk

Challenge:
Choose today to be committed to love even if your spouse has lost most of their interest in receiving it.  Say to them today in words similar to these, “i love you.  Period.  I choose to love you even if you don’t love me in return.”


Q: How hard is it for you to tell your spouse that you love them, even when your words appear to fall on deaf ears?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

*** “Thank you Carol, also known lovingly as CeeCee Entertainment”

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1. Cee Cee - May 20, 2010

Aaaaaaaaahhhh. Thank you Ms. Lovely. Glad you’re back.

2. hkirk - May 20, 2010

I’m glad you’re back too. I know that I still love my wife even though she left me 6 years ago. I never stopped loving her. But, somehow, she felt that her happiness lay in wait out there somewhere without me. I had a tough time with that at first, but finally decided that I loved her so much that I wanted her to be happy, even if that meant not with me. I am not sure she even realizes how much I still love her. I have loved other women, and love them all. Her leaving was a great lesson to me.

When you gain God’s heart, there is room in it to love everyone unconditionally. Love is not the finite emotion that we often think it is. Love is infinite because its source is infinite.

God bless you Dawn on your journey. I know it is tough right now but look for the good in it and have faith.
Love, Justin

3. Wondering - May 20, 2010

How can you love someone that can not love himself. Unfortunately, a person in that situation doesn’t realize that they aren’t giving themselves the love and attention that they deserve. So if someone else offers them the love and attention that they deserve they can appreciate it. They can not recognize it. I’m a person that doesn’t trust anyone with my heart but God. I have been driven to this state of being by dealing with folks that aren’t where I am spiritually nor has the same plan for salvation as I do. These are serious concerns. I don’t want to ever be held down by love. I know that sounds like Ive given up on love. That is because I have.

Dawn - December 26, 2012

Wondering if you are still in the same place emotionally almost 3 years later. Where are you now and how has your life changed? Just wondering.

4. poetiscian - May 23, 2010

Wondering, just wondering what one thing has crippled your heart to the poing of it not wanting to be repaired? Sometimes we attract what we are, so if you are sending those messages out to the universe, then it has no choice but to respond accordingly. If you’ve decided not to give your heart to anyone, then no one will be sent your way. I hope that makes sense. Love should never hold you down, it should do the opposite, and lift you up. I too would love to have someone in my space who shares the same type of love for God that I do, someone who knows Him to be greater than just a Sunday sometime God. And I agree, what you are saying is totally serious, for your life and salvation are serious, nothing to play with – but flawed humans often do just that. They/we are selfish, and self-centered, and those are qualities that love simply is not. I say, pray in earnest for what you want. Pray for a mate who shares the same concerns as you do. Pray for a responsive partner that is willing to sacrafice in the name of love. And last, but certainly not least, pray for a change in your own psyche. You deserve love, but Wonder, you gotta be able to give it in order to receive it. My last relationship left me in a state of disarray, and now a year later, I am slowly putting my life back together, placing the pieces where I want them to be – so can you. We have to learn discernment for our fellow beings. Stop putting energy into someone who does not recognize their own self-worth, for they will never be able to recognize yours.

Thanks for sharing, and please, keep blogging. Until next time…

Cee Cee - May 24, 2010

Lord, hear my prayer. YOU know what I need and let it be YOUR will for me to have it. I pray for a mate who shares the same concerns as I do. I pray for a responsive partner that is willing to sacrifice in the name of love. AMEN!


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