Beth Moore states, “we will never resemble Christ more; than when we love.”
How do we get to that point where we resemble Christ? By letting God love on us! The way for that to happen is by spending time with Him – alone time, secret time, quiet time. As ladies it is so hard for us to just sit and be still. However to those of us who are married, there are times when we do find time to be alone, secret and quiet. That is when we are with our husbands intimately. When you think of intimacy, what comes to mind? A romantic date? Warm Conversation? Candlelight dinner? Spending time together? It is in those time with our husbands that we feel love, special, like the world is off of our shoulders, etc. I also feel such love when I am spending time with someone who is just embellished with love, that friend who knows me better than I know myself! But what happens when we don’t spend time with our husbands? Or that special friend? When life is busy, the children are needing you, dinner needs to be cooked, laundry to be done? You begin to feel drained and worn out, right?
When I am having a hard time of “Loving Well” – I am frustrated, upset, and tired of trying to love that one person that just works my nerves. Or that one ‘testy’, myself, my husband, children, co workers, etc. I have to check myself? Hey, am I spending time with Father God? No! Have I read God’s word today? No! I have spent a moment of just being still and allowing God’s spirit to speak to me about a stressful situation so that I do not snapped at someone or take my day out with the cashier at the grocery store?
When I do not have time spent with my husband, I don’t feel loved. When I don’t spend time with God, I don’t feel loved, worthy, and more than likely- my fruit is rotten on my fruit tree!
Sometimes life in general has kept us from being able to love well. Beth Moore said, “We will not love well until we feel well loved.” I know some of you have had a hard time in life, I know I have. Church hurts, injured hearts, broken spirits. Life has been hard on me. There are times I question God about my sufferings more than I do my blessings! Nuts right?
But I have found and I know that the only way I can be set free is spending that time with the Father God. Not just a routine thing, but an intimate thing. A personal relationship with God. God knows my secrets, God knows my heart, God knows me. But he awaits for me to speak those things out to Him, then He loves on me and comforts me and brings me peace that passeth all understanding.
Video 2 was not an easy video for me – it was difficult for me to watch. It stirred alot of things up inside me. And I am so thankful for that! Why would I be thankful for something that is going to make me face pain, hurts and unforgiveness? Because I want to Love Well! And to love well I must have a daily time with God. Time with God to the point that I no longer just know of God’s love; but I experience it on a daily basis. That I have God’s love deep down inside me, in my emotions (how I react to hard to love people), deep down in my spirit (that when I fail – I know God’s love is still there).
Have a great weeks ladies and may we all know God’s love like never before!
Homework For This Week
- Watch the second video session for Loving Well by Beth Moore
- If you are using the Loving Well Journal, complete week two
Group Discussion- Please post a comment and answer one or as many questions as you want
- Do you really believe God loves you? Why or why not?
- Have you ever tried to bind your heart with duct tape? What was the result?
- Is allowing God to love you a difficult thing? Why?
- Share a favorite moment from this week’s lesson.