What's love got to do with it?
A valid question that I believe every lover and person who is seeking love thinks about often.
So what does love have to do with it and even more importantly what is love? How do we know that the people who claim to love us really do?
In her song, "What's Love Got To Do With It" Tina Turner stated that love is a second hand emotion and she even asked the universe the question, "Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?"
What do I think? I'm glad you asked. There are days when I wish I can have the passion without the pain. Days when I want to cut out my heart or at least turn it off for a moment or two. I know it sounds dramatic, but I am Deepassionate1 and love is my kryptonite .
Sometimes it leaves me crippled and strapped to my pen and my WNB writing letters and prayers to my Abba.
Abba!!! What is Love?
Love is more than a feeling. Love takes action. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life". John 3:16
What does God say about love?
According to 1 Corinthians 13:4-5: Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, & it keeps no record of wrongs.
How can we make sure that love is being reflected in and out of our lives?
Love has to begin and end with you!!! You know Gandhi's quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world", well I think that is the mindset we have to embody here. "Be the love that you want to receive". Start by giving love to yourself and then sharing it with others.
Today's Love Affirmation
Everyday we ingest and digest food into our bodies that determine whether or not our bodies will be healthy, but what about the food that we take in for our minds and spirits?
Is our daily intake a balanced one? 🤔
Or are we digesting empty calories?
How is our daily menu affecting our mind, body and spirit?
God woke me up at 3am and had me reflecting on the above questions. I am guilty of consuming many empty calories. In the midst of my promises to myself, I still find myself doing things that are not benefiting my mind, body or my spirit. What is it going to take for me to understand that "man doesn't live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." I know God is speaking to me, I feel it deep inside and yet the struggle between my ego and my spirit continues daily.
Where is your nutrition for your life coming from?
For the next 24 hours I want you to record your daily activities.
After completing it, spend some time with your list. Reflect on which part of your life is being fed and whether or not it is a nutritional meal for your mind, body and spirit.
Explore the books, movies, people and things that you are dining with daily and really put your life into perspective.
Questions of the day
Is your daily intake supporting a balanced life with Jesus Christ?
Is your life in need of a detox?
If so which area? Mind? Body? Spirit?
What needs to be added? What needs to be taken out?
What can you promise yourself today that you are willing to do to ensure that you realign your mind, body and spirit with the will of God?
Remember if you are not feeding your mind, body or spirit, you are probably feeding your EGO & an obese EGO will kill your soul and destroy your God-ordained purpose here on earth.
Happy New Year Passion Filled Family!
I know it's been a while since I blogged. I've been feeling this entry in my spirit for a while now. The fact is I didn't want to release it prematurely. The title is so fitting because I am truly waiting on the manifestation of God in certain areas of my life. Don't give me wrong, God's essence and presence is flowing daily in my life, however there are some hidden heart desires that I am waiting to see Him bring forward according to His will.
God is calling us into a deeper relationship with Him and I believe that He wants us to step into the fullness of who we are and who He created us to be.
So what does that mean exactly?
It means that you have to put yourself after God. God comes first and you are next it line for your T.E.A. (Time, Energy & Attention). It is your time to be FULL! Not full of yourself, but full with His Holy Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control) so that you will be able to attend effectively to the people who are assigned to you during this season of your life. Yes you heard me correctly. People are assigned to you and when the assignment is over, they may no longer be in your life (topic for another blog entry).
I know it seems hard, but you can do hard things!
How can you put yourself first before your loved ones, friends or career?
Over the past few months God has been teaching the importance of Benevolent Detachment, the ability and wiliness to release everything and everyone back to him. He knows the plans that He has for us and our loved ones so it's ok to let go and trust Him.
Letting go isn't easy! However, if we hold on too tightly, we won't be able to receive all the goodness that God has for us.
90 Days of promises...
On January 1, 2021, I began my 49th Writer's Notebook and in it, I created a table filled with promises for my mind, body and spirit. Over the next few weeks, I will be documenting and sharing different aspect of this journey with the hope that you will be inspired to make and to keep some promises for yourself too.
My 49th Writer's Notebook
I've been wresting with God over the past few weeks concerning my feelings and expectations for the people and this current phase of my life. I am growing through this moment, realizing that I don't even have to let go anymore; people are leaving like a mass exodus out of my life. I've exchanged many tears for words of wisdom and internal insight from the Holy One. It was my hope that I would gain the peace and direction that I needed to continue to be Better Over Bitter. This is my story... (LMBO) After tapping into the word rejection, I had to own the fact that I hate being rejected. I just want to be loved like everyone else does (Jill Scott's voice). I want someone to fight for me, I want to receive the check in on you calls and text messages too.
I want to receive a taste of what I give, and most importantly, I want to be accepted.
This was my mistake according to my Abba. Some of us were created to stand out, not to blend in. Some will have a large crew and some will roll with a distinct few. Your acceptance of these facts will help you take the focus off of them and put the spotlight on you. God first and you're next! Let go of your expectations and trust that God knows what's best. Let them go if they walk away and respect that God knows the plans that He has for you. Plans to bless you and to give you hope!!! - Dee
Questions of the day:
How do you respond when a door is closed in your life?
How do you deal with people walking away? Are you Better or Bitter?
Say these 10 Affirmations When You Are Feeling Rejected!
1. God is healing my sense of value.