Friday, January 27, 2012

Journey of Faith Friday: Reckless LOVE


Reckless LOVE

The music began to play and I immediately felt the tears welling up.  I looked at my husband and said, "This one will make me cry for sure."  The band played on and I hear:

He is jealous for me
Loves like a hurricane
I am the tree
bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy

Like a cup overflowing with water, so the tears flowed and somehow their stain on my cheek brought comfort, brought peace to this soul that all to often forgets the way He loves me.

Do I forget?  Or have I ever fathomed the extent of it?  This love that was not only willing, but did give up the life of His very Son.  

He longs for my attention, my affection, my heart and is jealous when I give it to another.

His love crashes the walls of my life, and every now and then when I stop focusing on all the ways I fall short, I receive a glimpse of the extent of that love.

Do you know you are loved?

Do you know you are desired?

Do you know He is jealous for you?

This video spoke to heart and helps me focus on the extent of God's love for me.  I promise you will not regret taking the time to watch it!!!!!!!!!!!

May the love of God permeate your heart, wreck your life, and bring you a peace that you have never experienced.

Read previous Journey of Faith Friday posts.

Every Friday, I post about the work God is doing or has done in my life, as I journey on this road of faith.  However, since Thanksgiving is next week, I will be taking a break, but back on Friday, December 2nd.

How is God working in your life as you journey with Him?

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Matthew said...

LOVE that video. And it played with no problems for me. Great stuff, Amber.

Tara said...

I LOVE that song! I always ask our church lead singer to sing that song, any chance I get! :) It just fills my soul! :)

katy said...

Love this song. Good word, Amber.

Anonymous said...

I needed to hear this. I had a difficult night last night. I struggle with forgiving myself and leaving these things in the past. I am working on that..

Love that song.. Great post

Karrie S Combs said...

thank you for this song

Unknown said...

This video definitely got me thinking a lot. I was on board until the end when he talked about how we have gotten off track by talking about a moral code. Yes, I absolutely believe that the cross eliminates all guilt for the sins we will inevitably commit. BUT I think that we can't toss the law out so quickly. I think our conscience is one of God's most powerful tools to bring us to him, and the laws he set are for a purpose and our own good. Just as faith without works doesn't complete the picture, gospel without law is also dangerous. I am actually more frustrated with the LACK of focus on what the result of grace should look like in our lives in many churches (mine included sometimes) and think that there is a fine line between unconditional love and permissiveness. God will forgive us for the mistakes we make, but he still wants better for us. Lots to think about... I love that you shared this!

Carolina said...

Love, love this song- I can totally see how it could make you cry... Thank you for sharing your heart!