Feb 18, 2011
Letters to Juliet
This letter captivated my attention. As I heard these words in this movie all I could think of was my own true love -Jesus. What if I had not had the courage to come to Him when He called me out of darkness? And then once I came to Him,what if I had not had the courage to follow the leading of this new heart He gave me? (A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: Ezekial 36:26 )The heart that dares to go wherever it's lover goes. I know what a love like Juliets feels like. A love to leave loved ones opinions for ,a love to cross oceans for- even oceans of unforgiveness , bitterness and grief. I have found that love ! This love has come to all who believe. His name is Jesus. He is the ultimate expression of Gods love. And to the degree that we are willing to die to the ideas that have shaped and formed our very being, and follow the way ,the truth ,and the life......(Gods word made flesh) -we will find Him. To follow Him is to then, in turn, come to Him.......as He has come to us.
Do you have the courage that it takes to truly find Him? (We will seek Him and find Him when we seek him with all of our hearts Deut 4:29)
After all it is the VERY heart He has placed in us that would cause us to want to do such a thing. Is that heart not also ABLE to enable us ? Is He not able to help us through the ocean of bitterness, grief ,or unforgiveness...(you fill in the blank) Some would say that God wouldn't ask so much of us. That there is no way we can be able to do such a thing, I mean after all we're only human. Ahhh but God who saved us would not leave us helpless and unable to do the very thing that He commands us to do!
I hope and pray that all of those I love come to know the love of God (found in Jesus) intimately, and have the courage to take hold of Him as He has taken hold of us. (I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.Phil 3:12)
It's never too late in this life to follow the dreams God Himself has born in our hearts.
- WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS THAT THE EXCELLENCY OF THE POWER MAY BE OF GOD. I am the wife Of Don and mother of two boys and a stay at home mom. My goal is to follow Jesus in all aspects of life but starting first and foremost in my own home.Titus 2:3-5 I stumble often and get discouraged, but am amazed as I go to my Lord in faith that he looks upon me with compassion, forgiveness and love each and every time. His love for me seems to increase as I keep going back to His throne of grace!! Of course I know His love never changes, but my ability to see His love increases each time He picks me up, dusts me off and says "keep on going Ruth.... I love you!" And because of His great love, I am falling more and more in love with Him each and every day.