Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This is what love is

God established the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, each entering into this covenant and taking the vow, in sickness and in health,  'til death separates. Sadly, here is a rarity in this day and age, this is what marriage was intended to be...

What Is Love? from cvcnow on Vimeo.


Linda said...

I love this!!! This is LOVE.

I love her helmet with the little tiara on there.. His princes and he is her prince William...... Wow

lyn said...

their devotion to one another is rare, he is so gentle with her, so caring. His love for her reminds me of Christ's love for us; this is a wonderful picture of marriage!

Linda said...

Yes lyn this is Christ's love. Unfailing, undeserved, unearned, undiminished, unconditional..

Many people can't get past the unconditional part. This doesn't mean that we do whatever we want and get away with it because if we truly are Children of God, He disciplines and rebukes those he loves.

I never had this kind of love between my parents. My mom was the only one when I was growing up to show-model the love of Christ

I never knew this kind of love until I was saved. For awhile things went well. But when one is saved and the other is not it becomes quite hard in a marriage. Also, after being saved, I carried a large amount of my old ways with me that the Lord has had to work to the surface and skim off.. After time passed, I found myself as I look back to NOT know many areas of true love even as a Christian in my earlier years as I do now.
All I can say is, The Lord has been so patient with me and FAithful!. His sanctification is ongoing and his promises are true. I've not always had a heart of faithfulness as it still has a tendency to wander and be selfish. But I'm learning to say NO to such fruitlessness and deathly ways more and more as I see the beauty of Christ shine more and more.. and I am always reminded of his promises-"he who began a good work in me will carry it to completion till the day of Christ Jesus"....

Jesus is truly the ONLY one who loves me/you like no one.

lyn said...

Amen Linda! The love, patience and faithfulness of the Lord is hard to grasp; it's the exact opposite of what we are.

I am grateful to the Lord for all that He is

Susan said...

That's beautiful, Lyn. :'-)

Our human love (and how it always has been, and I still struggle with it every day) is all about me, what I want, my rights, etc. God wants us to put ourselves aside and put ourselves out there for others, like He does for us.

I'm blessed with a Prince husband too, as well as having Jesus as my Lord and Savior. They are both so wonderful to me, often I cannot fathom how I deserved it...and then remember that I don't, they are gifts. :)

lyn said...

I live daily with the mistake I made over 20 years ago, leaving my marriage for a perverted way of life. I know I am forgiven, but that doesn't mean I do not regret what I have done. Marriage is such a gift, I realize that now...albeit too late.

Susan said...

I have regrets that I live with too, things that I can never "take back". At the time I convinced myself that it was my right to have what I wanted, life is to be enjoyed, etc, now that I'm older the things I thought were so important to me are a blight on my conscience... but we have Romans 8:28 to remind us that when we love the Lord He will use all those bad things for a good purpose somehow. It is my lifeline.