Falling in Love with the Eternal Spirit

Good day all. It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and I would like to share with you an excerpt from The Gardener of My Soul which I think is appropriate for this time – when we have our thoughts on love.

Speaking of love, I want to briefly say, my brother passed last Friday. It was a bittersweet thing (mostly bitter), as he’d suffered from an illness for two-thirds of his life, an illness that just kept bringing more suffering as each year progressed. And sweet because finally he is whole, youthful again and nearer to God than ever. So, in honor of love in all its forms, I share the following with you. I hope it brings you closer to your Source.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am in love with You!  I want to sing Your praises all the day.  Like a love-struck youth, I gloat in the giddiness of my affections.  I want to tell everyone of Your beauty.  My friends fear that I lose myself in You, but I am not afraid.  I desire to be lost in You, for I lose nothing of importance, but I gain all that matters – Eternal Bliss!

Note to the beloved:

If you have ever fallen in love, you know the feeling that comes with it – the pure essence of spring, where everything seems to be blooming in the garden of your heart no matter what season it is.  During this intense time, even past hurts are beyond your memory.  It is the same when you realize the presence of Eternal Love.  It takes up all of your mind and heart; every moment your thoughts are consumed with it.  It is all you can think and talk about, and even if you awake in the middle of the night your thoughts immediately begin adoration of the object of your affection.  This is the beginning of Spiritual love as well as natural love.  But as time passes, as with all newly discovered love, you may sense a lull of attention from the Lover.  Don’t fear this part of the relationship, for God never tires of you and will never leave you.  Rather the trust of marriage must now be forged.  He has made His way into your heart, and you must know, without a shadow of doubt, that He will always be yours.  Trusting in His love is the only way you will live a full and satisfied life.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank you for visiting today. Take the time to tell someone you love them, even if it’s just looking in the mirror. Relax today, shine your light, take deep, cleansing breaths, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

 

When One Door Closes…

Good day, friends,

Well, today is the book-signing at a local shop.  I was prepared to bring the note cards and some other goodies I had available for sale.  However, I found out last weekend that my request for the day off was denied.  Though disappointment was my very first reaction (more like “hunh?” ), I made up my mind that instant to stay positive.  I decided that it was okay, and if that option was not available to me at this time another would present itself.  And because God is ever faithful,  the cards have been selling despite what initially seemed to be a setback.

Trust and faith are so important…but where one’s trust and faith are is more important.  So today I just finished putting the final touches on another two orders of the Christmas cards, and later I’ll be on my way to work, knowing in my heart that this is only for a season; a season which is coming to an end.  And a new, wonderful, extraordinary season is budding even as I speak.  Oh, what beautiful fruit, what glorious, kingdom fruit this season shall produce!

Enjoy the day, and until next time, may happy days abound.

Marianne

%d bloggers like this: