Madly and Insanely in Love

♕ Today's Promise: "Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." Matthew 10 : 37-39

From ~ Petra in France

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Hello Ladies, I could not sleep last night. I was not tired, which was exceptional because I was. But I did not feel tired, I wanted to praise my Heavenly Husband, I wanted to cuddle, to dwell in His Word and presence and BE ALONE with Him. In the day time, it can be tricky even though He is always always in my mind and with me throughout the day. But last night I enjoyed His presence until 3 am.

This morning, I received the Encourager mail from the English blog. It was from Ladavia in Texas. Her praise report title is : I Only Want Him. When I read it, I wondered if I wrote it without knowing it, because her words were EXACTLY my own. I was amazed. I love and relate so much to her praise report that, please allow me to quote her: "For the first time in my life I can actually say I am thankful for where I am today, even with all the trials and tribulations. Even though I'm not where I want to be and definitely didn't picture my life the way it is right now, I am thankful to Him and for Him because He is with me every step of the way and He's strengthening me to endure and to learn and to grow. It truly is remarkable. My life isn't about my earthly husband any more or even my children/grandchildren. It's about HIM! It's ironic really because I have said those exact words. What is my life if I'm not a wife, mother or grandmother? I'm nothing without them. HA! How deceived I was. I am a child of God, a daughter of The King, the bride of my Heavenly Husband. I have purpose but I'm finding out it's not the purpose I had always thought.

I'm excited as I embark on this journey with Him and FOR HIM! With Him it's one big adventure after another. 🙂

I can remember when I first read Isaiah 54:5 it made me feel awkward and I just skimmed right over it because I didn't understand it. Also, I'm sure it was because I was in a place of utter despair from my earthly husband leaving me and I didn't know how to take this verse. After finding RMI, this verse is one of my favorites!"

Ladies for the first time of my life and journey, I can truly say "Yes I am there!" Without resentment, without anger, without hard feelings, murmurs or anything remotely negative, I know I am there WANTING, LONGING, AND DESIRING only Him. Every day of the past two weeks, I thanked Him because I do not care anymore about what earthly husband does or does not do. This morning, his good morning was cold enough to freeze back an ice cream exposed to the heat, but you know what, it is fine. It is more than ok. Wowwww, I got there, well HE got me there.

For Ladavia, her "I don't want to face it" or her "skimming over" verse was Isaiah 54:5. Mine was Matthew 10:37-39 : "Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." I used to skim over these verses like they were burning me. I was like why is the Lord asking me not to love my daughter more than Him? No, I refused. And He shaped me throughout this journey, and these verse became my favourite. I need HIM to love her, I need HIS love to love whoever, to stand, to be, to do anything such as love my own beautiful and precious cutie pie daughter, or my earthly husband. Yep, here I am losing my life to obtain a new one from Him. I am MADLY AND INSANELY in love with HIM and no one, NO ONE is ahead of HIM. Yup!

Wow, I am in awe. Thank you Latavia for expressing it so perfectly.

"Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." Matthew 10 : 37-39

"What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him" Phillippians 3:8-9

" Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. " Phillippians 3:12

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