I made an idol out of love.
But never came out above.
The tumultuous sea
of emotions in me
that waged war
on your shores
Beat continuously against you,
I thought that's what love was.
I burnt out bright
smoldering ash in the night.
And when I cooled,
realized I was fooled.
Because the only true love there is,
You are real.
Flesh and bone.
Made with me in mind.
Made with destiny in mind.
Made with the Kingdom in mind.
You are going to be mine.
What an honor.
What a privilege.
What a reason to praise
You are everything I have prayed for.
You are more than everything I prayed for.
You are surprising to my hope.
You are the best friend I could ever ask for.
You make me look like more like Jesus.
And you're here.
And I won't have to run.
I won't be afraid.
I won't mess it up
And you won't be like them.
This will be a new love.
This will be God's plan.
This will be love.
You have never stopped reaching,
even when I returned.
You beckoned my heart higher,
For fullness your Spirit yearned.
You lavished affection
on a broken heart.
You told stories of romance,
that shot light into the dark.
When I thought that I knew you,
You educated me still.
When I thought it could go no deeper,
you opened up a well.
You will never change,
despite my wayward heart.
You charge us to usher heaven,
you champion all our less than parts.
Your love will reign forever,
all creation knows your name.
The king of Victory,
King of Heaven,
King of Glory,
You will always reign.
The very breath that created us, is still speaking.
Above us. Around us. Within us.
He listens. He speaks. We wait.
The voice that changes everything.
Breathing on all that He created.
Breathing Fresh Life. Breathing New mercies. Breathing LOVE.
Oh to be loved by such a wonderful God.
That He would look upon the stained face of a sinner,
and SEE HIMSELF.
He never gave up on me.
He never cast me aside.
HE NEVER ABANDONS.
In fact, he runs after one
Leaving the 99
If you don’t know this Creator.
His heart is beating for you.
All of Creation is worshipping
The name that gives LIFE
The name that IS LOVE.
The name that is above –
All other names.
He isn't your typical Dad.
He knows my every thought,
My every ache,
And He didn't create any of them.
No, in fact He heals.
He takes my broken places
and he puts them back together.
Actually, He makes them even better.
He takes what wasn't so beautiful
and makes a masterpiece.
He is what everyone wishes they had.
In fact, He's there for all of them too.
I love Him, because He loved me first.
Yes, He loved me at my worst.
He has never left me for a moment.
Now, who has ever heard of a love like that?
Life has changed so much.
I haven't written as often as I would like,
and I can't tell whether that is good or bad.
I just know that it is.
And I'm learning I'm not ready for you.
An epic to behold in front of me,
and I would rather stay in the Shire.
I am not yet the hero you may need.
Even those words probably show how unready I am.
For if I have learned anything, it isn't that you need a hero.
It isn't that I "need to be" something before we meet.
I need to be all about Someone before you come along.
Yes, I need to be Consumed.
I cannot fake that.
I cannot concoct that.
It is up to me, but I cannot get there without
I can't wait to share that brilliance with you.
of all that God is to us.
We're gonna have a dreamy time together.
I just know it.
I have to go get ready now.
See you some time.