Monday, November 14, 2011
Stairway To LOVE
I have to admit that at one time I was convinced that I had everything figured out...I knew WHAT I had to do in life to make it work but executing that plan it was the problem. My natural faults and flaws would keep getting in the way. I believed this and lived this way for many years. I realized today that I don't and never DID have this figured out. No...I am constantly surprised...even amazed at the new realizations and discoveries that occur all the time.
One thing that I will definitely admit is that my perception of the world was so limited...today I realize that I had only been scratching the surface of what was real, of what was possible in this life. It was a profound discovery for me.
In my daily scripture reading 1Corinthians 13:13 came up: "Three things will last forever-faith, hope and love- and the greatest of these is LOVE" (NLT).
Now this seems a straight forward enough observation but for me, it meant so much MORE. I finally felt redemption...that was what being SAVED was in my mind..being loved. I was LOVED...and I could love...I could give it and receive it...this was a profound realization because I never thought I could. I now KNOW this is true...it is the TRUTH, really. And I believe itbelieved with all my heart
You see I felt totally incapable in the end of my active addiction of LOVE. Of receiving it, feeling it even believing in it...I thought LOVE was a JOKE...worse yet a cruel joke and the joke was most definitely on me.
Today when I read that scripture in 1st Corinthians it makes perfect sense because it makes such perfect sense...and I believe quite strongly in all three of those things...Faith, Hope and Love. They are a cornerstone of the foundation of my life today. Everything else that I am is built on the ROCK of those foundation stones put their by God.
All I had to do was accept it and BELIEVE...and that was a much more difficult task then it should have been but that is what has to happen for your life to change. only then could I begin that life-long climb toward HIM. And he has been waiting for me, hand outstretched all my life. And as I sit here this morning at my grandfather's desk I can honestly quote that Grand Funk Railroad Song that I blogged about a week or so ago...
I can Feel HIM in the Morning...THIS MORNING!
(PHOTO: Kathy Tomson)