What Love Is..

April 16, 2009 at 4:43 am (Uncategorized)

[We keep his commands -> We Love  -> We see  God -> God is Love]

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.” -1 John 4:17
“Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another.” -2 John 6
“We know we love God’s children if we obey God and keep his commandments.” -1 John5:2
“The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his commands.” -Psalm 25:10
“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my father, and I to will love him and show myself to him.” -John 14:21
“Those who are not Holy, will not see the Lord.” -Hebrews 12:14

Everything starts with love. The bible is a book about Love. About the true love of a father who gave his only son, so that we might be saved. I’m sure you have heard it a thousand times, Jesus Christ died for your sins so that you may be saved. But have you ever really thought about what happened? Not only about the earlthy torture that our Christ endured for us, but the heartache that God, our heavenly Father, endured.
I like to think of it something like, you are in some situation where you witness a woman being beaten by a man, or perhaps a child by their parents. And you have the power to stop them. You could go and take that child away, or help that woman in her time of need. But yet, you turn your cheek and walk away.
God had to turn his cheek, and watch His son be tortured, bruised and torn. That is love. He sacrificed all that he loved, for us. It actually made me think of the movie (or book), Gone with the Wind. It isn’t the best example, but when Rhett Butler loses his daughter, you can feel the despair. He locks himself in his room, not allowing for her to be burried because it pains him that much to see her gone.
Now imagine how God felt… and it makes me wonder why I am so selfish. Why I think that he doesn’t deserve me, or my praise, or time.

God is Love. He showed us how to love, and now has commanded that we go out and love as he did. To show others his unfailing love that will last for eternity. As I was reading, I realized that we can not see God, if we do not love. Because in order to see God(who is love), we must love, and in order to love, must obey his commands. God has commanded us to Love! And when we do, He will love us in return, and we will see Him, and come to know Him!

So live in Love, and live in God.

God is Love!

-DecodeGrace

(I apologize for how sketchy it is.)

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I shall not want?

April 15, 2009 at 5:13 am (Uncategorized)

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I know that it’s wrong, yet I continue on.
Like a soldier, pressing on towards a well-known fate.
My death lies before my eyes, but I ignore it.
How long do I waste my time?
How long do I search for a man
when I need no other but Him?
Ignore my games, ignore my words;
they are only utterances from a stuttering fool.

I’ve been feeling lonely again. I guess after being in a relationship for 15months, it’s hard to go back to being single. I keep telling myself that I don’t need it, that God should be enough for me… but I guess every girl still longs for a man.
“The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want…”
He has a plan for me, A great one… I just need to be patient.
“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’ “ -Psalm 33:8
He knows what is best for me, and when to give it to me.
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven..” – Ecc 3
And though I don’t understand him, or his plan, He is God.
“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mothers womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God who does all things. Ecc- 11:5

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” -Proverbs 4:23

-DecodeGrace

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And Hannah Prayed:

April 12, 2009 at 4:42 am (Uncategorized)

“My heart rejoices in the Lord!
The Lord has made me strong.
Now I have an answer for my enemies,
I rejoice because you rescued me.
No one is holy like the Lord!
There is no one besides you;
There is no Rock like our God.

“Stop acting so proud and haughty!
Don’t speak with such arrogance!
for the Lord is a God who knows what you have done;
he will judge your actions.
The bow of the mighty is now broken,
and those who stumbled are now strong.
Those who were well fed are now starving,
and those who were starving are now full.
The childless woman now has seven children,
and the woman with many children wastes away.
The Lord gives both death and life;
he brings some down to the grave
but raises others up.
The Lord makes some poor and others rich;
he brings some down and raises others up.
He lifts the poor from the dust
and the needy from the garbage dump.
he sets them among princes,
placing them in seats of honor.
For all the earth is the Lord’s
and he has set the world in order.

“He will protect his faithful ones,
bu the wicked will disappear in darkness.
No one will succeed by strength alone.
Those who fight against the Lord will be shattered.
He thunders against them from heaven;
The Lord judges throughout the earth.
He gives power to his king;
he increases the strength of his anointed one.”

-1 Samuel 2:1-10

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The Storm Inside Me

March 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm (Uncategorized)


The storm swirled outside my walls, I could feel the wind breathing at my window and the dark clouds rolling overhead. My eyes flickered open to be oppressed by the the darkness of the room. The faint rhythm of my heart beat against it softly, only a stutter in the dense silence.  Left alone in this seclusion I placed myself in. Bitter and stubborn in context to relying in myself, and suffering alone.  I’ll do it on my own. I say it over and over again.

The sheets turned to ice, and the pillow to rock as I attempted to fall back into my resting place. How many times could I escape from this world in sweet slumber? For how long should I attempt to forget it all, to sleep it all away.  I can feel my eyes burning behind their frozen appearance, the tears wanted to come, the warmth wishing to trickle down my cheeks to finally rest at my chin then disappear. Why can’t I only save myself, from the person I’v come to hate the most.

Am I just a pretty face? An average human being left on this earth to just live. I don’t want to survive, i want to thrive! I want to feel the wind upon my cheeks, not my window. I want to feel the snow on my hands, not its coldness in my heart. Where is the rain on my cheeks? Or has it forever turned in to my own tears? Take this heart and break it for whatever hurts you, so that it might be rebuilt. I used to know you somewhere, but somehow I lost you in the storm of this society.

“There is something, I see in you. It might kill me, but I want it to be true.”

-DecodeGrace

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