Pearl Four: You are loved.
The heart of a woman was designed for love. The longing and craving for great love is weaved into our DNA (and his to be honest.) We can not escape our need to know love and to be loved. The problem is that we have taken this divinely seeded desire and placed the expectation for it to be met on others that can't possibly live up to it. Instead of being filled by love we can become wounded by love....
A wounded spirit who can bear it? Proverbs 18:14
I was at a women's event a few years ago and I was counseling a woman who asked if I could pray for her fiance who was an alcoholic and abusive to her and her children. I will never forget that day and her face and my heart breaking as I heard her story.....how great is our need for love that we settle for a taste of it fearing we may miss it all together. I spoke truth to her.....Run! I prayed that she would see that her desire for love had nothing to do with this broken, abusive man but everything to do with the perfect Man who loves perfectly. Our loving Father would not lead a woman and her children into a covenant driven by fear and abuse. I prayed desperately for her eyes to be opened so she could see how worthy of love she was and how much the Father loved her. I could see relief come upon her face as I said, "You are worth more than this!" As you hear her story, you can probably reflect as I have on the crazy things you have done seeking love. I could write a book! Most of us could admit we have settled at times for a taste of love (even bitter-sweet) when He offers the whole vineyard. Love is a beautiful, wonderful gift, but it is only when we receive and realize how deeply loved we are by our Father that we can accept the imperfect love of another as enough.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart;
The love of God has been poured out into the hearts of men through the Holy Spirit. Romans 5:5
May you have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
Your heart has tasted eternity. Your heart is full of the perfect love of the perfect Father. The love of the Father towards us is so great that we can hardly grasp it. But when we do turn our focus and our desire for love towards Him, He begins satiating the longing that has driven most of our lives to making desperate choices. Others can love us well and not perfectly and it can be enough because we are already full. Sweet friends, eternity is woven into your heart so that you will never be satisfied without being connected back to your destiny......One Great Love awaits His beloved!
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
May today bring you a deeper desire to know the love of the Father. May today you stop to soak in His adoration for you. May you see His smiling face and hear His words...I love you! I love you! I love you! May the depths of your being find satisfaction in knowing just how loved you are.
You can love your life!