A virtuous woman, forever stands by those she loves. Cares for those she adores. Works tirelessly, to be the very essence of love. Gives every ounce of her love, every bit of her heart. Virtuous to know, how to seek the heart of God. To bless and honor her family, to endlessly watch and pray. Her love, steeped in virtue. No amount of battle scars, will ever change the beauty. Even within a storm, even after a flood; her heart still shines. For a woman knows her worth, and her virtue; a heart made of gold. For she is a woman, for she is virtuous. When the world needed virtue, God breathed into the world… a woman. When the breadth of a man, needed depth of love. God woke my heart to know, A Virtuous Woman!
Even though darkness looms, even though it may be her darkest moment. A Virtuous Woman, will never hesitate to let her love radiate; a light that emanates, from within. Her heart, a display of her character. Her soul, doesn’t just shine; it has a forever glow. The inner beauty, will always outshine the outer. Even if others can only see with their eyes, not their heart? They would have truly missed a moment, to be blessed… by her lo I’ve. For all the women, who feel lack; may you forever see your heart, as virtuous. When you think you’re not enough, may you always know. A virtuous woman is a rock, a true pillar of strength. I know this, for I too know a virtuous woman. The one, that shares my heart; her virtue, what I hold dear. Because a woman cares, because a woman has a heart that dares. She will forever be; A Virtuous Woman!
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good, and not evil all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31:10-12 KJV
Where do I start, from my perspective; when my heart began, isn’t where the love started. There was a birth, but breath isn’t what gave my soul life. I can breathe, but the true breadth; within a true depth of love. I am loved, but loved is what I am. The thief that comes to steal; lack of thanks, and a grateful heart. Every day I give thanks, but every day; I will live a thankful life. Live the promise, live faithful within all the promises; my promise to You. When I say Father, only one love can answer. The only Father, my heart has ever known. When I say Dad, only one heart answers. A Daddy, never hesitating to give my heart… unconditional love. When I say God, my heart and soul knows only one!
Thank You, for what Your love has meant for my heart. For all the blessings, a wonderful wife and family. Stuff, to make a heart absolutely full, and so overwhelmed. All my life, Your love has been so faithful. Your love, is so so good. You are the Father, Your love forever being a best friend. I live in Your goodness, as a Daddy’s love should be. Thank You, for being all one in the same; completely all I need. Darkness can’t outshine the glory. Unbelief can’t make the glory disappear. Time, will never change the glory. Loud over bearing hearts, can’t suppress the glory truly means. One thing remains; what was, still is. Now, always, and forevermore; Your love will forever reign, within my heart and soul!
Get it together, if we could achieve it on our own; Your death was in vain. But yet, hearts have to first get it; Your love needs to be our everything. Through You I know love, but through Your love; how I live, how I take my every breath. Every day, it’s a daily walk; but every step we take, through the grace given. So many hearts are trying to live life, but in the end… was it a life lived? They say in life, to get by you need to keep your head down; push through. If we all bought into that concept, hearts would still be bankrupt; grace forfeited. Life starts and ends, through Your love. I now know, that you have to lift your eyes; to let the soul see… the salvation. Then hold your head up… high, to bask forever in the afterglow!
True living, is not about keeping score. That will never equate, to true freedom. Some think it’s noble to forgive, but yet the double talk; say never forget, remember the score. How can a heart truly be free, if it’s only the eyes… that is used to see? Fool me once, fool me twice; there’s no shame, living by a different set of heart rules. When the mind needs to remember, who took the heart for a ride? It’s probably an indication, of a heart embraced by too much pride. Open the heart, so the mind can be truly free. There are so many lies in this world, so many hearts have theirs on a layaway plan. You may have bought into it, but don’t let your heart be what got sold. The price has already been paid, so a soul can know its worth. There’s so much beauty, within a compassionate heart!
Father, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. You’re not looking for perfection, just a faithful heart. In Your love, where a soul finds true freedom. True fulfillment, is not in seeking after perfection. If we just learn to close our eyes to the seen; open our heart to the unseen, Your love is what enlightens the soul. Beauty seen in our flaws, imperfections seen as beauty; if we can just see beyond the lies. To quote the heart of one of Your children, who has learned this truth in their life. “To thrive, is a soul truly free.” A simple, but such a powerful truth… worth repeating. Through the veil, there is a beautiful exchange. Through the veil, a picture of a heart pure is seen. Through the veil, the bride is adorned… with such grace. An extravagant love, encapsulated within a breathless awe. Through Your eyes, a heart can only wonder; what beauty does Your heart behold? Father, may we all truly learn how to see ourselves; Through Your Eyes! #God Of The Second Chance!
This song Inspired, is a song by; Britt Nicole. An American Christian pop vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist.
May your heart forever know, how to love Extravagantly. A heart lacking no restraint, a soul knowing why a forever need; to pant breathlessly. May your soul become like a lovesick warrior, fighting… to forever lose control, of every breath. A soul recklessly giving in, a heart completely giving up… without a struggle. Poetry, within every eMotion. A soul gushing, a heart that won’t stop blushing; from a love so touching. So abundant, so deep, so moving. Absolutely precious, so greatly exceeding; every expectation. The undeniable treasure, is what lies within the beautiful exchange… of love. A love that doesn’t cost anything, is therefore a love; worth absolutely nothing. A sacrificial love, a breathless love. A love that gives of one’s self, until the absolute last breath. A love that is until death you part, is an Extravagant love… in every sense of the word. The forever giving of the heart, an absolute surrender of the soul; to become an Extravagant lover!
May my love, feel truly lavished… upon Your heart. May my soul spend every waking moment, practicing the art of becoming a thief in plain sight. Seeking to possess treasures, stolen moments. A heart needing to be locked up forever, within an endless embrace. A soul enthroned in a solitary confinement; with a deep love, and an open heart. The lover of my soul, what You will forever be. A love so amazing, exceeding what is truly reasonable. Everything, what true love will forever cost; a heart willing to pay the price. To the closed off heart, this might seem over the top. I truly don’t believe, my words will ever be enough to adequately tell the story. Can any heart, truly pen down, or even try to simply explain. What my soul knows this to truly be, an Extravagant Love!
So, let me try to unpack this, with show and tell. About a heart always on the go, a soul that knows how to press through. The move sometimes heavy. Not from baggage, not even from people who just want to put; your heart in a box. I can handle the weighty labels, and I will do my best to keep my family. From being labeled as anything… but strong; reinforced by the love of the creator. Society says to them, to get to the other side, of any situation; just keep it moving. As if that all a heart will ever need to do, but when you unpack it; life isn’t that easy. Everyone knows how to take a breath, but not everyone knows how to truly breathe. Every breath gives life, but even just breathing; can be difficult for so many!
Forward thinking, can help a mind stay a step ahead in life; but looking up, where hope is found. Getting to the next level, needs faith… to believe. Sometimes you just need to ask your heart; “who’s moving in, what’s breathing out?” We tend to focus our attention on the mortgage, the rent; the buying and selling. Everything in the world definitely has a price tag, but the question is this; “do you know the true sacrifice, and who paid the ultimate price?” That’s how a soul truly knows, how to look forward to a brighter day. The flesh can get weary, but the heart of a warrior; doesn’t let the mind dictate… where true strength is found!
Tired, doesn’t have to mean defeat. Overwhelmed, doesn’t mean won’t overcome. Broken, doesn’t have to mean shattered. Fragile, doesn’t need to mean; what’s inside is easily broken. A label, doesn’t define the resilience… packed within a heart. Whenever the glue seems to be coming undone, and the sticky side just won’t adhere. Don’t ever believe, the labor of love is in vain. When the love for, needs a refortification; between heart and soul. Regroup, reapply with a little more vigor; then go and conquer, your own doubts. During any move, the cupboard can look a little bare. But that doesn’t have to mean, that your heart doesn’t know how; to make the blessings overflow, this is a move!
So many things these days are breakable, but for me never the bond. Between my Daddy’s love, and my heart… it’s a forever hold. His love is the movement, that carries my heart, the wind that lifts my soul… to higher heights. For years my heart has been on a journey. Forever on the move, and always in a forward momentum. Along the way, Me, Myself, and I; have learned the art of, departmentalize. I’m not one to worry, my heart finds it a futile activity. Instead, I trust, and will forever believe; in the love that moves me. I can say with every certainty, without a shadow; His love is why, my heart is moving. And knowing His heart, why my soul is… forever Moved!
Not sure if anyone noticed, but I was off line for 4 days last weekend. The title in this piece is a reflection of what was happening, and what has been having for years… within my Daddy’s love. Once again He has blessed my family, above more than we can hope or think. Daddy is so so good, and my wife and I are so grateful; for all His love over our 31 years together!