Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Love Revealer

Our pastor says that we are to be love revealers of a love God!  How wonderful to know that we serve a God who celebrates us, sings over us, who is after our hearts.  He is so enamored with us that we are worth Jesus to Him.  What always stops me dead in my tracks is that He feels that way about me, knowing all of my faults and shortcomings.  He even knows the sins in my life that others can't see; impatience, bitterness, worry...and yet, He still sees me just the way He created me...in His image.

Is it possible then, that I could demonstrate and extend that kind of love too?  Is it conceivable that I could reveal God's nature in such a way that I could write on other's hearts the way He's written on mine?  You know, it's easy to love the lovely.  There is not much challenge or glory there.  Where the rub comes in, is loving the not so lovely; the ones who have let us down, gossiped about us, hurt our feelings, etc.  This is when we should remember to see them through God's eyes, just as He sees us!  This is when we must remind ourselves that they too, are worth Jesus to God.  They are created in His image and He wants to write on their hearts, just as He has written on ours.

Oh, to walk every day, concsious of the fact that my words and actions can reveal a love God; to show others the same love You have shown me.  I pray that in my quiet times, in my communion with You, Lord, I become smaller and You becomes bigger in me.  I seek to take on more of Your nature and shed my human nature until I can celebrate and become enamored by others just like You celebrate me!  Let me become so immersed in You, Lord, that when others come my way, they see You and not me.  I pray that each  day, I'm a love revealer of a love God.

From His Lap,

26 comments:

  1. I pray too that I may be a revealer of God's love: that I might decrease and He might increase and take over my heart, words and actions. I loved this post.

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  2. Hi Erin - this is beautiful. There are those who have hurt us and when you move from anger to forgiveness and then to praying for them, it is amazing how you start to see them differently. Only God can do that. i also want people to see God in me and not my own selfishness.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  3. This is a lovely post Erin; I love where you say we should become smaller in Him and let Him become bigger in us. What an encouraging and inspiring thought to remember throughout my day! Thanks for this thoughtful reminder. :)
    Denise

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  4. Shanda, I think you already are!! Thank you for stopping by!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  5. Tracy, isn't it amazing...after giving forgiveness and mercy, we see people in a whole different light!
    Bless you!
    ~Erin

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  6. Tracy, some days its easier than others, huh?! I'm trying to make it a habit! Thank you for visiting here!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  7. That's a prayer God readily desires to answer. I'm finding though that to love like God seems to require a broken heart of humility. At first I was resistant but now I see the freedom of brokenness and the power of a humble love. Thanks for sharing your heart!

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  8. Boy, that sure is true, isn't it, Beck. Living in humility allows the power, life and love of God to flow through us!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    ~Erin

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  9. Hi Erin,
    This is a very inspiring and encouraging post.....The two elements of showing others God's love and letting God increase in us seem to go hand in hand....I do think that as God grows us to become more like Him we are able to love others more with His love.....

    I too strive for Him to take over my heart and fill me until I can love others unconditionally like He does.....

    I pray your coming week is filled with abundant blessings,

    Hugs and blessings,
    Nancy

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  10. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement, Nancy! If more of us can love like He does, more will come to know Him and love Him!
    Thanks for visiting!
    ~Erin

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  11. This is wonderful, encouraging, comforting. I struggle with how to show God's presence to those around me to who struggle with their own faith. It's good to be reminded that showing someone compassion and allowing God to be present within us for them may draw them nearer to our own love of Christ. <3

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  12. It certainly is easier to love the lovely, but we forget that we get dirty too! We done, Erin!

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  13. Kristin,
    As God increases in us and we decrease, others can't help but see Him! It takes a lot of pressure off of trying to be perfect!!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  14. Sandy,
    You certainly are right! I gotta lot of "stink" on me!! I take showers daily in His presence...sometimes more often!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  15. What a beautiful and thought provoking post! ~Hugs, Mitzi

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  16. Thank you, Mitzi! He loves me when I'm unlovely, so I can extend the same grace!
    XO,
    ~Erin

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  17. Erin, you are a beautiful and inspiring woman! My greatest desire is to be more like my Savior, so that through my actions, others will see Him.

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  18. Thank you Erin, your post is very up-lifting and you are an amazing example.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  19. Thank you for that, Becky Jane! I hope that I diminish more everyday so that He can be seen all over me!
    You are such a blessing!
    ~Erin

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  20. Lisa,
    Thank you for your kind words! I get lots of inspiration from you!!!!
    I'm still waiting on the journal!
    Love you!
    ~Erin

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  21. Thank you for this inspiration. How lovely.

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  22. Thanks so much for stopping by, Terri!! I hope my post blessed you!
    ~Erin

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  23. Aloha Erin,

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm really enjoying being a part of the voiceBoks community and being able to follow such encouraging bloggers such as you.

    I am so uplifted after reading your post, thank you for reminding me of what a wonderful and loving God we serve. I needed this..

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  24. Luana,
    I'm so honored that you stopped by for a visit! I can't wait to get to know you better! I'm glad that my post blessed you!
    ~Erin

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  25. Erin, your website is just beautiful. I am stopping by from voiceBoks and am so glad I did! I actually have goosebumps as I read your words... you are truly speaking to my heart, and, I believe, doing God's work here in your own special way.

    God bless you, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

    Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

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  26. Jenn,
    Thank you so much for stopping by! I just left your blog and I am still cracking up! I needed a good laugh. I'm so glad my post blessed you and thanks so much for your kind words.
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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