My husband and I have a guilty pleasure…..
We LOVE Chick Flicks! My husband is not ashamed of it either! One of the many things I love about that man! It’s the best after a long day of both of us working and tending to our kiddo, to put our daughter to bed and pop in a tasteful chick flick!
This time however, it would be a little different than normal. We normally like the light hearted romantic comedy, yet this movie provoked something in the both of us that would bless us from that point forward!
The movie was a beautiful story of two people who were selfless for one another. They fought like badgers, got on each others last nerves, knew how to get under the other one’s skin, and yet, they were so in love they could not resist loving the other one INTENSELY!
My husband and I held each other and just basked in this prompting in our own hearts. You see, leading up to this moment my husband and I have had our fair share of heart breaks, trials, defeats, rock bottom hitting and gut wrenching struggles. We never really had any deep marital problems, and by the Grace of God He grew us stronger with each bridge we crossed. I wouldn’t want to be doing this life with anyone else. However, my passion and excitement for him got overshadowed by routine, “getting by”, and quite frankly, my own selfishness. This fact also stemmed into my relationship with The Lord!! How has the most important thing in life been allowed to flicker into a dull flame?
Psalm 73: 25-26
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I had stopped pouring myself into MY MAN and most importantly I had poured myself into My Heavenly Father!
We both KNEW that we loved and adored one another, yet we had stopped showing and being diligent in maintaining the intensity of our relationship! I am blessed to be by his side and God has chosen me to love this man, so I want to do so in a way only I can! The same is true for how I love and serve The Lord! God designed me for a specific reason! And I want to spend my lifetime completely and PASSIONATELY DEVOTED to showing God my love! Not because I have to, but because I am Blessed to!
So ladies I wanted to say a prayer together to Love our Men something Fierce, to love our children with intensity, to love strangers with intentionality and to love The Good Father with Abandon! Pray this with me, and the next time you see your man light up and run to him with an embrace like you haven’t seen him in months! He will begin to blossom into the best version of himself by you simply loving him ABUNDANTLY! Bring this aspect into your faith, and Girl you’ll be playing with FIRE!
My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Our Good Good Father,
Please forgive those of us who have allowed the sin of Familiarity to seep into our homes, and into our walk with you father. I pray that we always have eternal eyes and have our hearts focused on the Treasure of your grace, love and forgiveness. (Matthew 6:21) Lord I pray that all of us will share your Spirit, your mind and your heart Lord so that we can be of one accord. (Philippians 2:2) Lord I pray that You awaken a fire within our souls Father, helps us to never forget that only Your Love can quench our thirsty souls Lord. We want to set your seal upon our hearts Lord! (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) Father let our love be genuine for you Father so we can do our best to love you as you love us, with our whole hearts. I pray we submit to your Will on our lives so we can operate in the freedom of your awesome authority over our lives! Awaken us all Lord! So that we can run the race, (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) and fight to good fight as warriors claiming the Victory of the Cross everyday! (Galatians 5:24)
In Jesus Mighty Name