A Letter to My Friend, and Flame

Know this! There is going to be a shaking and removal of all those things that have been made by human hands and effort, in order that the things that are eternal and cannot be shaken, may remain forever!  
~ Para Hebrews 12:27

My Old Friend.

I’ve been reminiscing lately, of those glorious early days when we first knew each other – those days when the gates of hell could not prevail against us.  Do you remember?  

Do you remember how we believed the best of each other back then, never seeming to notice each other’s faults and weaknesses?  We were certain heaven was on earth, and the world was experiencing Him through us – catching on fire through our pure and overflowing affection.  

I loved how the exact words we spoke or wrote didn’t matter, either.  We communicated constantly with that unique language of ours that did not make sense to those who judged our relationship as scandalous.  At first we did not care.  We were so willing to lose the world, for His Kingdom to break forth into it.

Until it wore us down.  Flesh!  Blood!  The doubts and accusations flying!  I watched as the battle pressed upon us – in fact, ALL of us at once – our flame getting blown about in the relentless turmoil of confusion and the cares of life.  Wounded and weakened without you close by my side, I didn’t know how to be strong for the both of us – let alone for all of us.  When I finally was able to get my voice and call out to you – you were gone.

Oh I miss you my friend!  I have no hard feelings, and believe you always meant to do what’s right, and still want to do what’s right.  Is there hope for us in the days ahead?  Is there still a flicker remaining that we can blow upon and renew?

My heart is willing to forget the past, and move into the future, with you.

My heart is willing to gaze into your beautiful eyes again with love, and see your love for me, too.  

I love you.

~ First Love

The Things I Did In Love

Watch against the tendency to leave your first love.  Stop, turn around, and remember those days!  Begin to do again those romantic things that you did when you were first in love  ~ Revelation 2:4-5bridge couple

I’d like to share a post that has recently impacted me.  It is titled the Virtual World and the Spiritual World (a Personal Struggle) by David Bolton.  It’s one of those more vulnerable posts, which I appreciate.  I think he is, and will be living in what he expressed.  It was beautifully expressed, too.

It got me thinking about my early days with Jesus.  When I was first in love with Him.  Do you remember those days?  I got to thinking about all the things that I did because I was in love.  I remember Continue reading