I guess it has been almost a month since the Lord impressed me to spend some time at night with music on just worshiping and listening for Him. I made myself a playlist of songs that all talk about my love for Him and His love for me. I have gotten to where I eagerly await this time. It really doesn't matter how exhausted I am, what I had been doing, what time I need to get up in the morning... I climb in bed with my computer, put on the playlist, turn on my electric blanket, and I sing to Him. Sometimes He talks, sometimes joy comes, sometimes tears come, sometimes sermons come that I write down, sometimes I end up journaling, sometimes I fall asleep :)
Don't forget that Christianity is not all about the do's or the don'ts, it's not so much about where you go, what you do, it's all about this love. This love story. Falling in love with Jesus. Mrs. Laurie said the other night "The church has mixed up the first and second commandment... first is LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND, AND STRENGTH... then love your neighbor as yourself". Do you love Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength?
Here is some of the lyrics from one of the songs on the playlist: "I just want love, I just want You, Lord, I just want the love, of knowing you, Burn all else away that won’t remain Burn all of this wood and hay and stubble inside I just want love, I just want You, 'Cause at the end of my life, the question will be "Did I learn to love?" "Did I learn to lean?" Not how big was my ministry, not how many people did I please. But did I learn to love. Did I learn to love?"
I love you Lord. I love you. Give me more love. Increase our love.
Be Blessed, J. Tate