Tuesday, February 12, 2013


     A woman's heart is a fragile possession.  We have the potential to get our feelings hurt easily, cry over petty things, latch on to bitterness, and mistreat others based out of the brokenness of past pains.  We also have the potential to love deeply and tenderly, see and draw out the best in people, and breathe words of life into weary souls.  To say that we're complicated is an understatement.  
       A woman's heart longs to be captivating.  Within us is a desire to be wanted, to be cherished, to be unforgettable, to be incomparable, to be worthy of relentless pursuit, unconditional love, and unwavering affection. We long to be enough. These desires aren't something to be pushed away or ignored (of which I'm guilty.)  They also aren't something to make an idol out of (also guilty.)  
     When we attempt to satisfy God-given desires with something or someone other than the God who gave them to us, they become a distorted counterfeit of the beauty they were intended for.  When the desire to be wanted, cherished, unforgettable, and worthy of pursuit, love, and affection is made into an idol, we are filled with worthlessness rather than the joy, peace, purpose, and love that God desires to fill us with.    
      In 2 Kings 17, Israel is having a serious idolatry problem.  They are burning their sons and daughters, practicing sorcery, and completely rejecting God and His ways. They have imitated the ways of the nations around them (the world) instead of choosing God's way.  The latter part of verse 15 says, 
  "They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do,” and they did the things the LORD had forbidden them to do." 
      As Israel chose to fulfill their desires with idols rather than the God who could to fulfill them, they were left worthless.  You reflect the things you worship.  If you're worshiping the created instead of the Creator, your life and heart will be left feeling shallow, broken, and worthless.
      In who or what are you seeking for satisfaction and fulfillment?  Who or what are your emotions and moods dependent on?  What consumes the greatest portion of your thought life? Where do you spend your time? Where do you find pleasure?  What do you base your worth on? Does your life look similar the world around you or does it carry the fragrance of supernatural love, peace, and purpose?  
      If you are reading this post single, dating, or married, it is God alone in whom you will find fulfillment of your desires to be wanted, cherished, unforgettable, and worthy of pursuit, love, and affection.  He is the only One who satisfies. He is the only true, perfect lover of your soul. God wants you.   
 He wants all of you. 
 Exodus 34:14 "Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God."   
 He loves you with a perfect love.
  1 John 4:18-19 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.
 He gave His own life for you and pursued you, a rebellious, undeserving sinner.
Romans 5:7-8  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
      Seek His Word for yourself and know Him for who He is.  Worship, love and adore Him for who He is. Allow Him to satisfy your heart and desires. Allow him to heal, chisel, and mold your heart to be like that of Jesus. The joys & blessings of earthly God-ordained romance that represents Christ's relentless pursuit of the church & the church's response will taste so much sweeter.
      The quote "A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her" is commonly quoted by single women, but I encourage you, keep your heart lost in God.  Whether single, dating, or married, allow God to consume your heart, will, mind and emotions. Become and remain captivated by the Creator of the universe. 
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,  
  Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim  
  In the light of His glory and grace."

 PS.  All the words in different colors are hyper-linked to full Bible passages so that you can read the whole chapter in context (: