December 4, 2016
- Have you ever tried to get a kid to eat something that actually tasted good, but he thought would taste yucky? That’s how the perception of feeling unlovable can be; you won’t take what is freely offered by God because you have already predetermined that it’s like every other kind of secular, earthly love that failed you. “Oh taste and see that the Lord is Good.”
- Love is not performance oriented; it is person oriented. Lust is centered on what it can get; but love is founded on the undying, unearned character of God’s Person. It is about the soul first, not the body; lust is about the body first and then damages everything beneath the surface.
- Love is the light in the light bulb; but if the bulb is broken the light is lost. A broken bulb demonstrates what was, what could have been, but no longer is due to being broken. Shame is the broken bulb; the light is lost because the life is shattered by bad memories; the light is a distant memory because shards of disappointment lay on the floors of broken dreams; “behold I make all things new…” Restoration is the miracle of taking that broken bulb, repairing the torn filament, and putting back in a place to shine; a testimony emanating for the whole world to see. Think about it; everything is still there that once made the light shine; it’s just broken. It’s not that the light doesn’t exist; it’s that the light can’t function, and there is a difference. Don’t let shame force you into a place where you no longer believe the light exists; just know that it’s not functioning in you right now, but when shame is gone and forgiveness has come, the light will shine.