‘Love’, this English word: like other English words it has tense. ‘Loved’ or ‘will love’ or ‘have loved’. All these specific tenses mean Love is time-limited thing. Not infinite. It only exist in particular period of time. In Chinese, Love is ‘爱’ (ai). It has no tense. No past and future. Love in Chinese means a being, a situation, a circumstance. Love is existence, holding past and future.
If our love existed in Chinese tense, then it will last for ever. It will be infinite.
We as woman are wildly, fervently, persistently, avidly, constantly, continuously sought after & pursued by the most precious, gentle, wise, respectful, loving & thoughtful King of the world. Let that sink in.
The devil knows your name but calls you by your sin. God knows your sin but calls you by your name.
While reading for my online class, I came upon this description of DNA— DNA is like a language, it follows whatever random pattern it wishes and yet it is constrained by a set of rules, like language. It is arbitrary in that any pattern is not inherent to the DNA, yet a pattern is what establishes the order that then creates life. You would not say grammatical order is what makes a book formed, neither is it the arbitrary selection of word patterns. It is the author and how they arranged the information to have meaning. The same with DNA. To understand what it’s patterns are and what laws guide it is not enough. It is the author that uses it to important information. DNA requires an author. Life requires an author.
The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives- altruistic and selfish, merciful and hateful, loving and bitter. Frankly, this side of eternity will never unravel the good from the bad, the pure from the impure. But what I have come to see is that God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture. We do not have to be bright, or pure, or filled with faith, our anything. That is what grace means, and not only are we saved by grace, we live by it as well. And we pray by it.
If I could just sit in my car all day with this Java chip and good music and AC and the summer sunshine and the open road I think I would be good.