Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How He loves…


He waits for me

and I waste the first 10 minutes of our time together apologizing

that I just don’t love Him enough

that my love is so weak

so fickle

that I’m so easily distracted by other loves

lesser loves

that my eyes lust after things that don’t satisfy

and my heart follows along

But here I am, back again, at the Place I Belong

apologizing, again

for my wandering ways

It’s as if He rolls His eyes

and interrupts me as I’m speaking

He says, “It’s not about how much you love Me, it’s about how much I love you.”*

And He blows me away with His words

He blows my excuses away

The excuse of my own weakness crumbles and falls

As I sink into His embrace and let Him love me

*1 John 4:10-16


Still following,



  1. Beautiful! I do the same thing. Thank you so much for pointing back to Jesus' love and grace. The Lord bless you with reminders of His love today, sister!

  2. Why do my prayers begin with "I'm sorry I've been away from you." Thank you for the beautiful words to remind me of His love.

  3. Oh, this moves me, Elizabeth! I spend too much time apologizing too.

  4. While I believe we need to seek his forgiveness, I find myself coming before Him almost regretably because I have failed in many ways. Still learning daily to grasp ahold of His love and grace thanks for the reminder!

  5. so true! he is SO good to us, too.

  6. Oh, I needed this so much after the experience I posted about today! What a tender word of love and truth.

  7. This is beautiful! If not for His love. . . .

  8. This reminds me of the line in Misty Edward's song that says "I knew what I was getting into, and I called you. I knew what I was getting into when I said your name, but I said it just the same". He knows our weaknesses and He knows our love is often weak. HIs love is so much greater!

  9. You just described my relationship with Him perfectly. Just perfectly. I loved this.

  10. Beautiful post!! "oh, how He loves me!" thank you, Jesus!!
    I found you through "My Freshly Brewed Life" and I am so glad I did!

  11. smiles...this was great elizabeth...i think we all need need reminders on just how much he loves us...

  12. never stop writing. you draw us closer to Jesus, dear Elizabeth... such a gift.

  13. Simply Beautiful. It reminds me of the relationship with my sons. It is not what you do or how much I see you - it is only that I love you!


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