When you’re going through the rough times, even when your heart is living in the good times; get down on it. I’ve spent many nights wondering, spent many days pondering; what should I do? So many times I told myself, God will see me through. My heart believed it, my soul even knew Faith was the Substance. Using Hope to steady the heart, that’s what you do. Music was a real source of healing, my soul would endlessly dance; like David danced. When God’s love truly got a hold of my heart, tears started to flow; joy down in my soul. All my heart wanted to do, get down on it!
It doesn’t matter, how many people think you’re crazy. It doesn’t matter, how strong the haters may seem. God is sovereign strong; even Goliath, had to fall. God will use your enemies as your foot stool; every day, get down on it. Even if you’re walking through the valley, there’s no need to be scared. Never let your heart be a slave to fear, shadows; will never bring death. God is the life, the love, the light; that shines the brightest within the darkness. Let His love hold your every breath. Let your life start, and end with Him; get down on it!
Sound moves the spirit, praise and worship stirs up God’s love. When a heart sings of God’s love, it will move God’s heart. My heart has come to trust in God’s love a long time ago, not because I had abundant faith; but a strong belief, that I will forever need God’s love. Not just to survive within the shadows, but thrive; while going through the valley. Like most of us, my life has been filled with anger; lots of disappointments. But you couldn’t pay me a million dollars, to abandon the idea; of true hope. I could have never made it to this point, within the journey called life. Without God’s love, guiding my heart through the wilderness; giving my sometimes weary soul, true joy and rest. So friends, Get Down On It; but Stay Down on it, until you get your breakthrough!
“Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us; from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13 NLT
Whenever I felt all alone, when the silence became my favorite place; there You are. When I was surrounded by so many people, but still felt invisible. Didn’t know it at the time, You never lost sight of my heart; forever cloaked within Your love. Even before my heart knew how to recognize Your voice, there You were. Within the quietness, moving within the stillness; whispering sweet words of love, what You do!
Whenever I felt lost, in You is where my heart is found; forever in my heart and soul, there You are. Even when the days seemed so dark, my soul was never too blind to see; that Your love has always been the light. Even when it became a bit harder to see, Your love has been always there; to take me by the heart. In the middle of the night, Your love is the brightest star. The gaze within my heart, the glimmer of hope within my soul; a shimmer of light, who You are!
When a heart feels broken, when shattered becomes the nagging pain. When the soul feels like it’s going through a constant state of hurt, Your love is the presence; fixing the brokenness, faithful You are. Within a quiet word of prayer, just with a tiny seed of faith; there You are, moving within the midst. To bless, to restore the happiness. To believe Your faithfulness, is to trust Your perfect love. You came like an Angel, but to be the Savior; to stand in the gap, because You cared!
When the world feels a little too cold, my heart stays within the warmth of Your love. To be consumed by the fire, the burning desire. Every time my heart takes a breath, but my soul forgets to breathe. There You are, hovering, watching; to be my every breath. When we need a love to be the quietness within our heart, when we need a love to speak into the stillness of our soul; There You Are!
Today’s song Inspired post, is a song by Martina Mariea McBride. She is an American country music singer-songwriter and record producer. It’s a song with the same name as the post, picked from my rather large music collection. Every second Friday of the month, it’s nice to pick one song to share. I hope your hearts are blessed, and inspired.
World, when I was yours; so many times I got hurt. You made it seem, that there would never be another love; but now I know better. You had me fooled, you were just playing games with my heart. I couldn’t even tell you what I was thinking, much less to describe what I was feeling; what I thought was love, was a masquerade. Who did you truly think you were, playing with my heart? The appeal started to wear off, with your kind of love; I always found my heart hurt, not anymore. So I searched my heart, took a look deep down within. To find out what was truly going on, within my soul? World, with you I got hurt; that’s why I needed another lover!
Near the end of our love affair, you started to act kinda strange. World, you must have known; felt that my heart belonged to another? But you tried, you tried to persuade; you even tried to manipulate. Young and naive, but I still knew; another love had a hold of my heart. I thought, world, I thought I was in love with you. My love for you was faithful, but it turned out to be blind faith. World the day came, when I finally realized; that I needed more than just eyes to see. What I needed was the will to trust, with the faith to truly believe. That our toxic relationship, would someday end up being a disastrous love affair. I’ve been hurt, but not anymore!
Deep down, I’m sure you knew; my heart was forever promised to another. Thirty four years later, the love has only gotten better; the love story my heart now gets to write. The weight of the world, some days it‘s a heavy heart; but the weight was never meant, to be mine to bear alone. Everyday it’s a look within, learning how to feel a deeper kind of love. I’m going to tell, going to tell you world; how I got hurt, and who forever has my heart and soul. My heart doesn’t desire silver or gold, neither all the riches in the world. I truly tried to love you, but most days world; you still left me feeling lonely, longing for the true meaning of love. World, you played with my heart; so it’s bye bye bye, to you I forever say no. World with you I’ve been hurt, but not anymore. My heart belongs to another; the lover of my soul.
If You were to ever hide, my heart would move heaven and earth; to seek is to find. Wherever Your love goes, my heart will forever follow; relentlessly chase after Your love. Sometimes I’m absolutely beside myself, to know how ridiculously Your love wants to be a part of my heart. Do they even get it, they probably don’t yet get; what my heart’s been trying say? Maybe it’s beyond a normal comprehension, maybe no one else should truly ever get it; what this love truly means to me. I stopped a long time ago, chasing after things; I just want to chase after Your heart!
Writing about this love, has become the passion; that flows deep within. My heart can speak about this love, my soul can express the depth. But every day I realize, this love is not just my air; but my every breath. From the moment I rise, to the very moment I lay me down to sleep; I need this love to breathe. My affections is for You, Your love is not a figment of my dreams; but a presence, within the depth of my soul. I want to know You, not only in text, not just as a feeling; that passes through my heart like the wind. But feel Your love as it hovers, throughout the innermost parts of my soul; can anyone ever get that?
We’ve been through so much, this life, this journey, this heart; this love, didn’t get like this overnight. This love to some might seem crazy, it’s been an adventure; discovering the true depth of Your heart. My whole life, I‘ve never had a need for alcohol or drugs. Your love is my rush, the thrill that would sustain my heart; for a thousand lifetimes, do they get it? Your love is now, and will forever be; the only desire, my heart will ever need. A love that has captured, truly inspires. Even the ripples, overwhelms my heart and soul; within Your ocean of love, do they get it? Simply put, You wanted a relationship; but my heart, wanted a love affair!
My heart is captivated, but my soul says; beyond captivating. A heart forever captured, a soul free; but wrapped up, tied up, tangled up. It’s not about freeing the mind, but the freedom within my soul; that truly makes my heart free, to be unapologetic about the love within. I hope, that hearts who are on the similar journey, can truly get it? To have a heart that’s not just chasing, but eagerly pursuing. As for me and my heart, I’m going to spend the rest of my days; tiredly chasing after Your heart. Your love was the whisper; that broke through the silence, within my heart. A soul that now writes a love story, about this poetic love!
When you’re lost, when the teardrops blinds your heart; keep your eyes. When the feeling isn’t fuzzy, when the vision of love is a bit hazy; keep your eyes. When your heart wants to see a perfect picture of love, but what you see seems so blurry; you can’t even recognize a true masterpiece. Even with all your flaws, you’re still a perfect reflection; of the creators amazing love, keep your faith. You don’t need eyes to see, just faith to believe; keep your eyes!
When everything seems fragile, when every step feels like glass. A broken prospective, can still be glass half full; keep your eyes. It’s not always easy feeling loved, wanting to show love when you’re hurting; not easy. Underneath the skin, beyond all that lies between. Within the heart, deep down within the soul; true beauty lies. Going above and beyond, to show a genuine kind of love; leaves a lasting impression, keep your eyes!
When you can’t see no signs, that the sun even exist. When you’re lost within the dark, there’s a light that shines; to show your heart a way home. When you feel burned out, when you can’t even see a flicker; there a light of hope. Within the valley of shadows, grace abounds. Sinner or Saint, what forever stays the same; we’re still only human. It’s Jesus’ love, that picks up the pieces; left shattered from a broken world. Jesus says, Keep Your Eyes; On Me!
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor, has come. ” Luke 4:18-19 NLT
Soul searching, a heart trying to make a lasting resolution. A heart planing to journey deeper, the destination; forever. A heart choosing to give undying love, seeking to be a heart; with undistracted devotion. Emotions, will never be a contributing factor. Intentional, will always be the choice; unconditional, will forever be the motive. To take a deep dive, into the depth of my soul; a search to find, deeper expressions of the heart. A deep consideration, with an even deeper determination. Discovering the truth, that lies within the heart; a daily search within the soul.
Purposeful reflections, with an unwavering commitment. Within my heart, the issue was long ago resolved; God’s love, is my firm foundation. A love I let search my heart, as I search within my soul. Not a reflect on what was, but to know my heart is a true reflection; of a love truly pure, forever true. A heart open to discover, a soul wanting to rediscover; the newness within each day. A steadfast heart, with a steadfast hope; in a strong-willed soul, the half has not yet been told. Within a heart not shackled by doubts, a soul unshakable to the true; relentless to find, will forever be my love. It’s never been about eyes open, to see a move; but a heart wide open, to see a change!
Friends, resolve to be forever spirited, be unyielding within your boldness. Being brave hearted, is the sign of a courageous soul. Be resolute with each decision, let single-mindedness be the endeavor. Double-mindedness, serves to do a heart a disservice. Persistence is a start, perseverance keeps a heart focused; true grit, a heart abiding in tenacity. To do or not to do, to be or not to be; has to be the firm resolution. The new year is a time to steady your heart, but every day; a time to truly search your soul.