Love, joy, faithfulness; essences, that coats my soul. But are these the things, that reveals a true loving heart; what do You call, the texture of a man? If they are, then my heart knows; how to show true love. Over the years I’ve been called many things, a machine, a robot. None of that is impressive, it sure doesn’t impress me; it definitely doesn’t reveal, the true texture of a man!
My heart is locked within a gaze, anchored in a love. The anchor that holds, is gripped to a solid rock. Some hearts think they’re smooth like satin, and try to use words that appear soft as silk. At the end of the day, all that doesn’t mean anything. That will never be the right answer, that will never define; the texture of this man!
A man has different elements, don’t let your heart; look like a closely knit synthetic, show the real texture. It’s not about the clothes you wear, new, new, flashy flashy? A fancy pants can be flashy, but what is the true texture. Telling your country of origin, doesn’t tell anyone how you’re truly made; a texture of a man, is not made by a country. A man can never be made, a man has to become; then forever display, the texture of a man!
The texture of a man is not measured by how romantic he is. A dozen flowers is a romantic gesture, but so many hearts seem to wither. Anyone can admire an outward beauty, when the appearance seems so captivating; but can they truly appreciate, that it is still the same flower? I don’t strive to be romantic, to most it’s just a passing feeling. I have chosen to be a heart, that knows how to be forever faithful. Longevity, is a true texture; found within a long lasting commitment!
Feelings will pass, appearance may wither. The consistency, more than just on the surface, but the true substance within. Can you tell the texture by a touch, go beyond the surface; don’t let what defines, be just skin deep. Don’t get hung up on the feelings; it’s the character, the lasting qualities. The very fabric of your being, is the very thread; that determines, the true texture of a man!
Maybe tomorrow, that’s what we so often say; but what about today? Are we so forward thinking, that we forget about; the here, and now? Every day we get, is truly a blessing; but the true gift, is that you got to see today!
Don’t just watch the beautiful bird as they fly, don’t try to count all the stars in the sky; don’t just let life pass you by, thinking what about tomorrow. Take hold of today, but don’t hold on too tight; save some love for tomorrow!
Yes, we all want a tomorrow, but first, let’s cherish our today. Jesus said, it’s He who supplies all your needs. Take His hand today, let His love be your tomorrow; let His joy be what your heart needs today, and every other day. Laugh and play, continue to say; you look forward to tomorrow. Just don’t forget about what you have, maybe just today!
Maybe tomorrow, a day you may not get to see; don’t put off what you can do today. Take today, the day you know you have been given. You never know what the future brings. Tomorrow is never promised; Today is your day, to let your light shine!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 NIV
Each day we live, is a day to be; the best you. A day to give your very best, a day to show the best in you; the absolute best you have inside. Make everyday, be your finest day; make every day be your greatest day. This is the moment, this is the best moment; this is your moment in time!
The future may yet be unknown, you may only have one heart. You’re not truly alone, together; our hearts become many. For every day you gain, is a day to be truly grateful. You’ve been given another moment, to gain a new perspective. To taste and see, the sweetness; within a new day. There will be ups and downs, rise up; every time you stumble, or fall. Through it all, this truth remains; this is your moment in time!
That’s the moment, the moment you realize; you can still be all, you’re truly destined to be. When all your dreams, when all of your hopes; seems like the distance, get longer by the miles. Look within, your dreams; are still just a heartbeat away. Seize the moment, seize every moment; you have a destiny, life is just the journey. This is the moment, no time for anything less; than your very best. Lay it all on the line, but don’t bankrupt your heart. Even the best laid plans, is sure to test your heart; maybe even shake your faith. That’s when you fall back on hope; don’t loose that one moment, in time!
Let me take this moment in time to say, Happy Birthday; In loving memory of the recently departed Whitney Houston. Today’s post is a tribute, inspired by her song; One Moment In Time. Her voice was loved, her presence is missed; her heart, forever treasured. Let my love, be your love!
I would like to thank Stuart L. Tutt @ stubaby777.wordpress.com for nominating me for my first Liebster Award. Stuart nominated me a couple of months ago, it very difficult for me to participate. For those who have nominated me for an award, I will try to post when it is possible! Now about Stuart, he has a wonderful heart, and blog; with content that’s real, and down to earth. Don’t hesitate to visit, and follow!
The Liebster Award is an opportunity for bloggers to recognize and support other bloggers for their achievements. It’s geared towards blogs with smaller viewership. The Liebster Award is available from January 1 – December 31, 2018; All nominations are voluntary!
Here are the answers to Stuart’s questions;
Q1) Besides the Bible what is your favorite book you have ever read?
A) Don’t read anything right now other than the bible. Not because I don’t want to, my schedule just doesn’t allow. I have about a dozen books on my tablet, and I’m hopping to get to them in the near future! One book that absolutely loved as a child; Call of the wild, by Jack London!
Q2) What, in your opinion, is your greatest achievement in life?
A) I have two things, they are not achievements; but my greatest joy. Knowing that God thought that I was worthy enough to be called His own, and knowing that He had a wife; a life partner He chose to spend my days on earth with. It’s been thirty three getting to know His love, thirty two years getting the opportunity to love her heart; the blessings my heart has known!
Q3) What is your reason for blogging?
A) To share my love stories. To encourage, perhaps change a few minds, influence hearts; with a word, placed within my heart!
Q4) What is the best advice you have for newer bloggers?
A) My advice is always the same; take hold of today, tomorrow was never truly promised! Take hold of your heart, don’t ever worry about the battles you face. True strength can forever be yours, when you realize that true strength comes from the courage within. To face the battles of life, with your God given strength; the heart of a worrier!
Q5) If you could change anything in the world, what would it be?
A) I would change how we (humans) treat each other, we’ve all been created equal. Let’s live with one goal, to be the humanity; we were created to be!
Q6) Do you color with crayons or markers?
A) Crayons as a child, a marker is what I would hand out to everyone; so we can all leave a lasting mark on the world!
Q7) Besides Jesus, who is your favorite biblical figure?
A) That would have to be David, a man after God’s own heart; that my desire. His life wasn’t perfect, but he truly loved God; with his whole heart!
Q8) Who or what makes you yearn to be a better person than you were yesterday?
A) I’ve been yearning for as long as I can remember. I’ve learned much, but still learning that there’s still so much more. I strive to be better, but better is still not good enough; when you’re still yearning, to be so much more!
Q9) When you go out on the town, what is your attire?
A) It’s been years since I’ve gone out of town, but it would be; semi casual as the least!
Q10) If you have children, where is your favorite place to take them?
A) My kids are all in their twenties, but when they were younger; we used to go to Florida every summer!
Great questions, I have a question for you Stuart?
Would you want to be so wrapped up within God’s love, that it would forever take your breath away?
So free, that your heart felt like it was free falling; into the depth of God’s love. Not being able to catch your breath, but knowing; His love, is the only thing that can make you breathe?
Just something to Stu over my brother!
Thank you Stuart for the nomination, I hope the answers are a blessing to you, or any of the other readers! I apologize for not not nominating anyone, feel free to participate if you wish; the questions are the same as above!
How can I truly fix my eyes on the beauty I see, when my heart is forever fixed; upon the true beauty, I see within Your love? My eyes will forever gaze upon the outward beauty, but I will forever fix my heart; on that which the true beauty lies. The beauty within Your love, has forever captured my imagination; but the beauty within Your heart, became my every gaze. As I now endlessly gaze into Your heart, my soul will still be fixed; upon the foreverness within Your love. Forever be charmed, I’m sure!
I absolutely must tell You this, I just can’t seem to even help but to notice; that the beauty which emanates from within Your heart. Has become the very same beauty; that is now ever before every single glance, of my love. So if my lips fail to utter the words, that will truly encapsulate the beauty within. Just know, Your love is the one thing; that speaks volumes to my heart. Your love has forever loosened the words, that has for so many years; tried to bind up my heart. The You I feel, is the You; that gives my heart a glee!
My heart can now clearly utter every word, articulate every single syllable; I want nothing left unsaid, from the depth of my soul. Even this strong, but silent type; still needs to be bold, with his big boy words. Especially, when his heart now has so much to say; as a man. So therefore, I will never stop admiring Your beauty; with a loving heart. But also never ever forgetting to speak, the words that are forever etched; upon the tip of my heart. So what say You, is it the same as what say I? Has my heart truly become Your forever love, because Your heart has always been; my forever love. I will keenly gaze upon Your love, peer deeply into Your heart. My gaze, has truly become; YOU!
Come closer, I love how Your presence makes my heart skip a beat. Closer, no closer; Stop. Any closer to my heart, Your love is sure to set my soul on fire. I know what the problem is; if you come any closer; my heart would surely be consumed, by Your love. But go ahead, draw me closer; let Your fire consume, from head to toe. I can feel Your love burning, it must be out of control. Raging, that’s the love within; consumed, that’s becoming my soul. Your love, the fire; the burning desire deep within!
Just like a moth to a flame, without further hesitation; draw my heart closer. Let Your presence, be what consumes my heart; overwhelm my mind. My love can be found in You, my heart; will forever be part of Your love. But yet, I want it even closer; until my heart is completely Yours. So, come closer, closer; stop, that’s close enough. The next step, is for my love; to come up higher. To get closer to Your heart, my soul therefore needs to be forever consumed; by one thing, Your love!
It’s August, here in Toronto; it’s Caribbean carnival weekend, Soca fever. This message is not about Soca fever, but how to get soaked; by a forever rain. Winey winey, stop whining; even if it’s just a tiny whiny. Whining will never bring your heart closer to true love. It comes from truly seeking, to know a forever reign; within your heart!
There is power in the name of Jesus, to break every chain. Ask Him to open the flood gate, in abundance. To make it rain, to let the soaking rain fall; to feel forever drenched, within the reign!
Take your hand out of your pocket, and wave. Get a rag, if your heart can feel the heat. Wave the white rag, feel the sweet surrender; let your heart truly feel the rain. Wave the rag like you just don’t care, who sees; jump up jump up, and praise!
Like I said my friends, I’m not here to preach; just to share my heart. There’s nothing wrong with jumping up, as long as you remember; to keep your heart grounded. I was born in the Caribbean, so I know what is the jump up fever. As a teen, a friend wanted me to come with him to a carnival; my one and only. My heart had been called, to do the jump and praise. So the only jump up I do; is when it’s time to jump up, and praise the Lord!
“Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.” Psalm 149:3-4 NIV
They say the average man speaks about 7,000 words a day, and that the average woman speaks about 20,000 words a day. So, does that mean; that the woman should always get the last word?
I have a Q &A for all the men, as a man should you:
A) Stay single, just so you never have to give a woman the last word?
B) Except, that a woman has more on her heart to say. Listen attentively, decide within your own heart; that you will love her unconditionally?
C) Let her express her heart, as you just nod and agree… with the clock; that it’s ten minutes to midnight. But you’re still willing to wait patiently, for her to reach the 20,000 words; so you can finally get some sleep?
D) Never give up the fight, never give in to the stats. After all, men love to gamble; with so much to lose. Argue your point, the stats will never show; that bitterness was never factored, into the end of the equation. Was that part of the gamble, or just one of the emotions; that was worth the gamble?
E) Do you study her heart, learn her love language. Do you try to show a little tenderness, so both of you; can truly connect on a deeper level?
As men, we may never be able to fully understand women, or speak 20,000 words; in a given day, and that’s okay. Back in the day, you would be lucky to get 2000 words out of me; the strong silent type. Thirty years later, I’m getting there; I’ve made it to 2018, just kidding. A woman just wants to know, that you’re willing to just listen; to her heart. If you’re truly a good listener, her last 13,000 words; can be used to tell you, how much she truly appreciates your love. Then you will truly love, that she always gets to have; the last word!
I remember the moment, the moment your love started beating against my chest. Crashing against my soul, trying to overwhelm; trying to find a way into my heart. Now Your love covers my soul, my heart is being submerged within the depth. Capsized, has truly become my heart; sinking straight to the bottom of your love. Down, down; my soul is sinking deeper. Don’t let it stop for air, let it sink; until it reaches to the depth of forever!
There’s a depth, but I’m still trying to know; how deep does it go? My heart understands the length, but that still doesn’t tell my soul; how to not get so overwhelmed, just by the breadth. So how could my heart, even fathom the distance, my soul needs to go; just to have your love, be my every breath? To fathom how deep, still wouldn’t be the depth. My heart just needs to be totally submerged; then maybe my heart just might get a glimpse, of how deep is your love?
Half way in, means I am still half way out. My heart’s going to take a deeper dive, until my love is all the way in; fully submerged. Oh, how could my heart ever breathe, without your love? Your love became my air, but now it’s also the lifeline; showing my heart what it means; to know how to truly breathe. I’ve always thought that my love tank was half empty, but now I’ve truly realized; it was always half full, your love gave my heart true perspective!
Fill my heart, let the love overflow within my soul. If my heart drowns, let it be within my own tears. Your love is the stillness within my heart. How could I ever again imagine, how could I ever again think to breathe; on my own? Oh my soul, take a deep breath. Oh my heart, no need to hold your breath. The love within, let it be your air; just breathe. The time has come, to go deeper; no need to exhale. Find that within every new breath, a deeper understanding. A full submersion, means forever letting go of the want; to embrace the very need, to be forever submerged!