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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Beloved, You Teach Me What Love Is

The Promise by Robert Sexton

This week's

You are my beloved because you have my heart.  You have helped me be more than I would have been alone.  You are willing to put up with me in my worst.

I read at “Heart Choices” a beautiful thought.  To paraphrase:  You are my beloved because sometimes I feel so in love with you, and when I don’t feel quite so in love, I choose to love you because that is love.  It wraps up emotion with action and commitment.  It goes beyond what I feel, but is what I feel as well.  I choose to love you, my beloved, and with every step of that choice, the love grows and you are more my beloved each day.

For Now and Ever by Robert Sexton

I love you because He first loved me.  The precious love of my Jesus makes me more able to conquer my selfishness and appreciate just how beautiful you are.  You are the blessed, beloved partner given by God, and I rejoice that I have you, my beloved.

Five minutes are up, 
but I have more to say to my beloved.

My beloved, how blessed I really am to have you:

To care for me when I am unable to do for myself.  
To be an example of love and selflessness not only to me but to our children and others whose lives you touch. 
To listen to me whine and not pass judgment and then lift me up so I whine that much less.
To laugh with and to make me laugh.
To be part of my cheerleading squad and to cheer you on as well.
To be a co-laborer for Christ with me.
To share the journey of life until we are those two waddling older folks walking the lane together. 

The Vow by Robert Sexton

Through you and with you, I am learning what love is, my beloved.

In Our Time by Robert Sexton

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  1. NICE. Thanks, Maria. One word that comes to mind reflecting on 'love' is SAFE. Safe in God's care and safe in the arms of those who hold me close here on earth :)

  2. Thanks Sharon. There is a sense of safety with those who love us, a safety that allows us to be vulnerable. I appreciate your adding to my clarity on love. God bless, Maria

  3. What a beautiful post. Love the drawings and poem. I feel just that way about my beloved Ornery. Life is sweet when you share it with your best friend and love the Lord together.

  4. Thank you. Yes life can be sweet if you have the right focus and attitude. God is good and He knows what He is saying so it makes a lot of sense to listen. God bless, Maria


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