Draw Me Nearer

“…but I long to rise in the arms of faith, and be closer drawn to thee..”

I played a song for one of my piano recitals, that has been stuck in my head today. My one wish is to remain faithful to God as he has been too me. The song is titled, “I am thine, oh Lord.” I love that because, even though we fall, God always draws us back in.
Growing up, as a christian, I realized I was still sinful. At a young age, some may think once you get saved, that’s it. It’s quite the opposite, you haven’t yet begun. It’s a wonderful feeling to be saved. They say the best things in life are ones you feel with your heart. But how about your heart, body, and your soul?!

You may not be able to see God, but you know he’s still there. He sure has been good too me. I wish to always be drawn too him. The closer I am too him, the more I see myself, my ambitions, my goals. My eyes are not set for worldly things, but I can feel my soul on fire for Heavenly places!

If you’re not saved or not sure, please make your calling right today.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16❤

“Why did I fall in love?”

Lets start out as, what is love?

Its an overly used word that, too me, has lost its meaning. When did love become hook ups and casual sex? Or better yet, why do WE allow that to be the definition? Isn’t it suppose to be a sacred emotion that is described when two souls match?

Why do we confuse “love” for “lust?” People will say just about anything to get what they want. Rather than thinking to the future and how we want to be, we have let ourselves be in the now and what will satisfy us. It’s kind of sad we have lost that self respect.

Love is so much deeper then people realize. It’s not a feeling that can be caught over night, like a cold. It’s a growing respect for the other person. It’s a learning process that not only allows you to get to know that person, but also yourself. It’s something that reminds us daily how God has blessed us.

To have another soul you can bear yours too, sure there will be ups and downs but who can lift you up when others knock you down? If you can’t say your significant other, maybe you aren’t in love? Sometimes, love and infatuation can be tricky. They can feel alike, but there is a huge difference.

In the first stages of a relationship, you go through the honey moon phase. That person can do no wrong, right? To you, their perfect. But what happens when something sets them off? When you see their true colors? If you can go through hard times with them, it’s love. If not, I think you can safely say, you were just excited over having someone. That person wasn’t for you.

Before marriage, I strongly believe everyone should have marriage counseling. Even if you guys are perfectly fine and feel you shouldn’t. It gives a chance to sit down and ask yourself, “Why did I fall in love?” “Is this relationship something that benefits the both of us?”

In my opinion, true love always sees the good. Not saying, you continually see that person as “perfect,” but you love them in all their flaws; and vice versa. You benefit from one another. You help the other to grow. You do whatever is necessary too get that person to reach their full potential. Life is hard, coming home to a cheer section, helps.

In my closing, I’d to ask you one thing. When is the last time you took the time to appreciate that person? When is the last time you showed them rather than telling you love them? Talk is 20% but Showing is 80% of love.