August 22, 2010

The Kind of Man I Dream of

I saw this on a friend's profile and decided to "borrow" it.  This pretty much explains the dreams and hopes I have of a man that really knows how to love me.... even at my worst.  Of course, I know people aren't perfect and nobody can be "everything" to me.  Only Jesus can truly love me unconditionally and meet my every need.  But still, I dream of one day having a relationship like this with a man who loves God first, and loves me second.  Yes, I would certainly want to do my best to be all this for my man too! :)  It's good to have dreams!

I wonder how many men realize if they did more of this list for the woman in their life, how amazing their relationship would be.  Women are naturally made to be responders.  Wow, what a romance could be had!  Read on.

What to Do When a Woman Does This to You

  When she stares at your mouth....  smile, then kiss her.

When she pushes you or hits you....  hug her tight.

When she starts fussing at you....  say I love you.

When she's quiet....  hold her hand and ask what's wrong.

When she ignores you....  act cute so she'll notice you.

When she pulls away....  pull her back and hold her tight.

When you see her at her worst....  tell her you love her and she still looks amazing.

When you see her walking....  approach her and give a kiss on the cheek.

When she's scared....   assure her you're not going to leave her.

When she lays her head on your shoulder....  tilt your head too to touch her head.

When she steals your favorite hat....  let her keep it.

When she teases you....  tease her back and make her laugh.

When she says that she likes you....  know that she really does, more than you could understand.

When she grabs at your hands....  hold hers and play with her fingers.

When she bumps into you....  bump into her back and make her laugh.

When she tells you a secret....   keep it safe and untold.

When she is sick....  stay up all night with her.

When she's bored and sad....  hang out with her.

When she's mad....  hug her tight and don't let go.

When she wants to see her favorite movie or show....  watch it with her, even if you think it's stupid.

When she says she's okay....  don't believe it, talk to her.

When she looks into your eyes....  don't look away until she does.

When she doesn't answer for a long time....   reassure her that everything is okay.

When she looks at you with doubt....  back yourself up, earn her trust

When she misses you....  know that she's hurting inside.

When you break her heart....  understand that the pain never really goes away.

When she says it's over....  believe she still wants you to be hers, and try again.

When she's not saying anything....  stay on the phone with her.

When you see her crying....  hold her, and ask her what's wrong.

When she runs up to you crying....  the first thing you'd say is "Who's butt am I gonna kick, Baby?"


Call her at 12:00am on her birthday to tell her you love her.

Call her before you sleep and after you wake up.

Treat her like she's all that matters to you.

Let her wear your clothes.

Let her know she's important.

Kiss her in the pouring rain.

Give her the world.

August 12, 2010

Stardust and God-trust

Creation is amazing!  It speaks so boldly and beautifully of a Great Designer who loves variety and beauty and order and colour!  The stars sparkle like millions of little diamonds in a vast black velvet canvas. 

I was out in the country the other night, watching the stars.  The crickets were chirping their loud chorus, as if to invite me to join them.  The mosquitoes were buzzing their annoying "attack" anthem, warning me of their piercing danger.  The stars winked and twinkled and blinked, coaxing me to want to dance in their glamour.  The air was warm, with a whispering breeze that subtly caressed my skin.  The tall corn stalks softly, gently waved with the breeze as if they were rocking a baby to sleep.  All my senses were alive, alert, on the ready, taking in all the glory and wonder that is creation!  I felt very relaxed, very much at peace, at one with my Lord and my world, very alive, awake.  It was majestic!  I just felt like all was right and as it should be.

As I watched, there blazed a small light from the east trailing across the sky in a slight arc and then fizzled out.  It happened fast, I almost missed it!  It wasn't glaring bright or twinkling, but it was there.  And just when I thought I might have been seeing things and my mind was playing tricks on me.... another fainter, shorter one happened.  It is the poseids meteor shower!  Apparently the poseids meteor shower is happening right now, and tonight is the best night to watch it!

I was wowed!  I was dumbstruck!  I was awed!  It was amazing!  Just looking at all those twinkling stars lighting paths and patterns across the darkened atmosphere..... I was awestruck by the beauty and wonder and majesty and creatvitiy and design of it all.  My God is awesome!!!!  Then, to see these "showers" in all their fancy fizzling out.... it was as though God sent a personal message directly to me.

This wonder, this beauty, this precious little gift of love from God to me, led me to do some deep thinking and reflecting.  If God could make the heavens and the sun, the moon, the stars, all the details and signs and seasons and wonders that we experience, and set them into patterns that they do not deviate from, and control all this with great precision and order..... if He can do all that, why can't I trust Him to care for me?  Is it that I can't trust Him, or don't trust Him?

He loves me, oh so much!  I was romanced by my Lord and Saviour, the Lover of my soul, as I stood there and watched the skies.  He sent a message of love, a gift of romance, a design of His own making to me!  And yet, so often I struggle with trusting God to do what's best for me.  Too many times I want my own way and think that I know what I want and that God won't "do right" by me.  I leave my life, my emotions, my circumstances in His hands.... but then, I don't like what's happening, or what I'm feeling, so I grab it back again.

Well, I know I will continue to struggle with this.  It is hard to yield myself to God.  Even knowing that He loves me beyond all measure, that He wants what is the absolute best for me..... still, I convince myself that God is holding out on me.  That He is short-changing me, or that He cannot be trusted and I need to take matters into my own hands!  Ah, it is the lie that deceived the first woman on earth.... and we have all struggled with it ever since.

Yet I thank God that for those few moments, of that one night, while gazing at the stars.... I was at peace, I knew my Saviour's love, and all was right with my world!  I know that the God of the universe and the stardust and meteor showers, is the very God who cares for me in a real and personal way.

Thank you Lord for that unique and special demonstration, expressing your love to me.  Help me to trust you, even when I doubt.