My heart was off to the races; beating a thousand miles a minute. My young, foolish heart; thought that life was a hundred yard dash. Only to find out, that there’s hurdles along the way. I’ve tripped over my ego, a few too many times; a stumbling block, my heart failed to avoid. My ego wasn’t hurt, my foolish heart showed some bruises. It was the battles within the mind, that left my heart with a few scars. But I was strong… willed, so I dusted off my heart; a race is about endurance. Being swift, without knowing how to take a moment to breathe. That would inevitably be another scar, my heart wouldn’t allow my mind to battle, alone!
So many miles, you need faith to go the distance; along this long winding road. Going the distance, was a choice my heart had to make. All the falls, they truly made me realize. That the race has never been about the miles, but the distance; a courageous heart is truly willing to go. Even if I just limped across the finish line, it would still be a picture perfect finish. God’s love will be there waiting; well done, you were faithful. I’ve put a lot of miles on this heart, this one thing I have learned; the distance, overcome the miles. There’s no need to walk a mile, my heart is still learning; how to walk in the shoes, of a man named Jesus!
Going the distance for me, is not about putting one foot in front of the other. I determined long ago, that my heart will go the distance. Faithfulness is the hurdle, that will never be an obstacle; that trips my heart. With every little step, as the journey fortifies my love; as this heart relentlessly continues to chase. Not the pursuit for happiness, but the pursuit for a closer walk. The journey continued, every time the night; once again became the day. Life tries to tear at the fabric of your heart, trying to unravel the love within; strand by strand!
At times my soul has felt so worn, tired was the soles of my feet; but truly beautiful, has been every single step. I’ve learned how to get a grip, the anchor forever holds. My heart has endured the miles, forever seeking; digging deeper, than what I see on the surface. Whenever I fell, a love tugged on my heart strings. A love always helping me to stand, my heart needed to stay the course. My heart never once felt clothed in shame, I proudly wore the love. The number Seven, it’s on my back; the Three, that’s within my heart. Around my waist, the belt of righteousness; forever girds my soul. My heart is racing, beating a thousand miles a minute. Chasing after a love, breathlessly throughout my soul!
Love, is that You; softly and tenderly calling my heart? Love your call sounds so delightful, so pleasant; but I’m not ready to answer the call. Love, don’t turn up the volume; I do hear the call. My heart is racing, my soul wants to dance for joy; it’s sweet that You called, but I’m going to have to decline the call. Oh, but love I sense that You have such a gentleness. Love I don’t feel threatened by the call, the tone of the call; it’s moving my heart, but not enough to answer!
Love I know that You’re calling me to come deeper, Love I do need to feel Your embrace. But I’m not quite ready, to open that door, I love you, but I just can’t answer the call. Love, won’t You please call back later; maybe a year, or two? Love I still have so much cleaning to do, before I can ever think of letting You in… to my heart. Love don’t even try the window, that’s dirty too. That’s not a crack You see, on the window of my painful soul; it’s a dirty stain, I can’t get off a broken heart!
Knock knock; Love, are You back to call on my heart so soon; has it already been two years? Love when I said a year or two, I really meant three or four. Love, why are You so persistent, I’m still not ready; to fully open up my heart. So Love, be patient with me just a little longer. Please, won’t You give me just a little more time? Your love is just too perfect, I don’t want a heart such as mine; to turn You off. That dirty stain, is still a blotch on my fragile heart. Love, how about if I called You when I’ve completely cleaned up my act? I can want to be worthy, enough for a love as pure like Yours!
Love, who am I kidding. This heart of mine is too broken; it will never truly be ready. Just come on in, let Your love be what makes my heart feel alive. Love I’m ready, go ahead; call me deeper, into the depth of Your heart. Love, why can’t I seem to go deeper, but how can I? Yes, my heart is free; but my mind still hasn’t let go, of the past. Love if this is as deep as I can go, then please call me higher. Love if You can’t call me any higher, at least I know: that You call me beloved. If beloved is what I am, then I can truly call You lover; of my soul. Your Love calls me into the depth of Your heart. I want Your love to be my one thing, the only voice my heart hears; deep within my soul. I am ready, absolutely willing; to answer the call!
How deep, how deep is Your love; How? Is it deeper than an ocean, would it be completely over our heads, could a heart truly know; How?
What is the depth, what is the depth of Your heart; What? Would the knowing forever take your breath away, could a heart truly fathom? Would a heart hit rock bottom; trying to get to the What, is the depth. Trying to fathom the What, would only be the start; towards a true comprehension?
How great, how great is Your love; How? Is it greater than the stars, could a keen heart; see into the vastness? Would an endless starry gaze, help hearts to truly see; beyond our own souls… system? That would truly be the begin of wisdom. Trying to understand; the true length and breadth, of How great is this love?
Why does a soul, why does a soul yearn endlessly for love? The sole desire, should forever be capitulation; to know What, it is to be truly reborn? True surrender, is not about a feeling. It’s about a being, knowing the How; to let your soul forever be set free. Does your heart truly want to know Why, it desires to be at a place? Where the being free, means letting your soul be forever captured, by a beautiful love?
Open up your heart, let love stretch your soul. Take the deep dive, but first you need to get off the What; you feel to be your sure, to let your heart thrive. Let your heart go deeper, let your soul gasp. Air, is not the What, a heart needs; to live forever. Don’t take another breath, until your soul learns how to breathe; through the love of God. Let your heart be desperate, trying to know the How; deep is this love? You may not know the Why, and the How; you only need to know, The Who!
We live in a world, where some people get their kicks; Stomping on your dreams. They can stomp their feet all they want, I’ve never been one; to let childish behavior, make me lose focus of my dreams. Maybe, they just don’t know for themselves; how to dream? So don’t ever let that get you down; keep your world spinning, it doesn’t revolve around them. Your heart is not a puppet, that kind of thinking; just keeps your heart a pauper. While that no good pirate, makes off with what you treasure; don’t allow them, to steal your dreams!
That’s life, so what if that’s what people say. Sing your heart out, let the melody within your soul; be the encouragement that gets you your dream. Yes, sometimes your heart is riding high in April, basking in all the April showers. Only to feeling down and out, because you haven’t yet seen the May flowers. Life is a journey, pick your heart up off despair. Get back in the race, don’t ever stop chasing your dreams; don’t let life keep you looking down!
I too have been down a time or two. My foolish thoughts tried to turn me into a pauper, but that was before my heart met The King; my heart came face to face with royalty. I’ve had a lot of dreams that have come through, and even one that took me a bit by surprise; my heart became a poet. Just goes to show you, so much more is possible; when your heart has learned how to dream. Down should never mean out. As long as the vision is hope, and that hope knows how to lean up against faith; a bigger dream becomes the dawn!
That’s life, our hearts can’t even deny it. But friends, have confidence; If you believe it, by faith you will achieve it. A strong belief system, can ever be mistaken for hopelessness. Push past the sorrow and pain, within the midst of the darkness; dream. With every rise, with every single fall; believe. Your reality will begin to take shape, when you’ve finally learned how to believe, in your dreams; That’s Life!
Today’s song inspired post; That’s Life, is a song by Michael Bublé. He is Canadian, born on September 9, 1975; Happy Birthday Michael. I hope that this song inspired post; was an encouragement, and a blessing!
The barometer is telling, that the temperature is falling; but the love within my heart, forever seems to be rising. I must be feeling a heat wave, my heart knows; it’s Your love that has my temperature rising. The barometric pressure within my heart, is absolutely fluctuating; it rises and falls, with every breath You take. Let me hold my breath, just so I can hear Your every heartbeat; in the attempt to fathom, the true depth of Your love. But why would I ever want to breathe, if my barometer couldn’t even detect; the fire within my bones?
Let me, therefore gauge my own heart. I will forever use Your love, as the true benchmark; in which to gauge my very soul. Eve if it’s just a degree of separation, would undoubtedly expose; that there’s a lingering coldness, that would need to be immediately adjusted. Your love has the ability, and the very right to gauge my true motives; look deep within. There’s no science to Your love. Not even a rocket scientist would be able to figure out, why my heart burns out of control; whenever Your presence, gets within a thousand feet of my heart?
Extra, extra, you can read all about it; this is not news. Send home all the meteorologists, all the climatologist; they simply have it backwards. Yes, hot air rises; but my barometer tells a different story. It tells me that Your love, will continue to flow down; into the depth my soul. My heart is just an instrument, an instrument used to show change. How everyone views a love such as this, will show how very instrumental; Your love has been in my heart. No judgement is needed, I invite you to gauge my heart for yourself. To what degree of change you see, it truly doesn’t matter; the judge already said, Not Guilty!
Give my heart a pressure test, check the temperature of my soul. The love is forever hardwired, batteries not included; my heart is insulated by the love inside. Thermo is the feeling, it will never about the Stat… us quo; this is a progressive love. The atmospheric test, used to measure the depth of my love. My heart used to display short term changes, but the new change is definitive; reflective of a long term commitment. My barometer, not broken; I no longer wonder if I truly measure up? Numerous times within my youth, I felt a love forever tugging on my heartstrings; peering endlessly into my soul. The measuring up season within my life has changed, all because God’s love forever remained the same. It was never about measuring up, but forever standing out; by what truly defines. Hot or cold, lukewarm; will never be the temperature that defines, my heart!
Can we have a heart to heart, can I pour out my heart? I just want to have a moment, a moment alone. Can You stop time, can I sit at the foot of Your love; to forever gaze into Your heart? Your love is my comfort, Your love is my joy; Your love is, my everything. Just a glimpse, just a glimpse into Your love; my whole world changed. Your love has completely, and forever changed my heart. At first it was just a small noticeable change, but then; oh, but then Your love made such an impact. An impression, that’s what it is; right here, on my beating heart. You must know, oh, You must truly see? That Your love is forever etched, upon every pulse of my heart; can we have a moment, a heart to heart?
Just to be in Your presence, just to feel the true breadth of Your love. This is not about, what You can do for me. Let me be the one, that now pours out my soul. Only You, loves me like You do. Your love is angelic, it has fought for my soul. Strong and so Mighty, Your love has won my heart. May my heart, be Your angel on Earth; living with one purpose; to tell of Your love. Open up my mind, the way Your love has opened up my heart. Free my soul, from all the captive thoughts. Tell my heart, about every facet of Your amazing love. Whenever my heart lies back against Your love, whenever I rest my love on Your heart. Those heart to heart moments, is when; I truly feel my heart begin to breathe!
I’m Yours, my heart is forever Yours. Tell me, oh tell it to my heart; why do You love me so? Whisper it into my soul, my heart is forever at rest; here within Your presence. Let me reflect, let Your love; be reflected in me. For years Your heart has captured my imagination, but is Your love; that forever has my gaze. Abba, Baba, Daddy, my love will Rise above it; all of these meaningless distractions. So we can forever have our heart to heart. I need to again let You know, how much I Love You!
We all go through things, we all go through trying times. Our hearts are forever tested, hold on to your faith. Hope is the foundation, but faith is the key; unlock your destiny. Has your back been against the wall, but while standing there. Your faith told you to look up, and the wall disappeared; but you don’t know how?
• Does it look as if you can never win, but then that all suddenly changed; and you’re not sure why?
• Did you have a bill that got paid, but you didn’t know how?
• Was there a mountain, that you felt you couldn’t climb; but somehow you got to the other side, and you don’t know how you did it?
• Did your kids change their bankrupt way of thinking, and you don’t know how?
• Did you get a promotion, that you weren’t expecting; now you’re asking yourself how, or even why?
• Do you ever look back, on where you’ve come from; astonished to see how far you’ve come, but you don’t know how?
My friend, God is in control. Your faith is what opened the door, God’s love is what always brings you through. God meets you at your faith, His love leads the way; with faith, nothing impossible.
Giants get defeated, walls fall, chains break, mountains move; God’s love makes a way. You may not know how, you may not know why? But He does it, for you; be forever grateful!
“Taste and see, that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 NIV