no Vulnerability.


“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to to with punishment, so one who fears in not yet perfect in love.  We love because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:18-19

I think today’s blog could be about a million different things, and believe you me the topic has changed about a zillion times over the last few days.  This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to again serve on team on Rocky Mountain TEC #129.  If you’ve never been on a TEC retreat I highly encourage you to go, they never fail to amaze me and truly change lives.  The miracles I’ve seen through TEC are as countless as the stars in the sky.  Go to http://www.rockymountaintec.net/ to find out when all of the upcoming retreats are!

After the amazingness of this weekend it was hard to finally settle on a topic for today’s blog.  But after much time in prayer yesterday and today I’ve come to this beautiful conclusion which I can’t help but share: there is no vulnerability in loving Jesus.

Lately I’ve been struggling with guys, with men, with boys, with romantic relationships.  Guys disappoint, they leave, the say hurtful words, they break your heart (and I have no doubt that girls can and in fact will do the same things to guys).  There is risk involved in being in a relationship, in putting your heart on the line and hoping they won’t smash it on the ground.  Trust me, I’ve been there.  I’ve put my heart out there and then I was told that the person I loved was never in love with me.  Talk about heartbreak!  But do you know what I’ve discovered?  There is no vulnerability in loving Jesus.

Jesus doesn’t leave.
Jesus doesn’t walk away after a bad fight.
Jesus doesn’t walk away, even if I cheat on Him.  (i.e. loving something or someone more than I love Him.)
Jesus doesn’t say hurtful words, He only tells me the truths I need to hear.  Though they may be hard to hear, they set my heart free.
Jesus doesn’t break my heart.
Jesus isn’t going to come up to me one day and say that He’s not in love with me, nor has He ever been.  He loves me and He is passionately in love with me.
Jesus doesn’t take my heart and break it into a million pieces, intentionally or unintentionally.

Isn’t that what we are all seeking?  We are seeking that relationship that will never hurt us or make us cry, that will never break our hearts.  Why not love Him?  Jesus offers us that relationship, we never have to fear Him leaving or hurting us.  Sometimes I think even that notion is scary; I don’t have to fear?  That sounds too good to be true, too easy.  Let me tell you, this was not easy:

Loving Jesus isn’t all that hard.  Loving Him comes naturally.  Letting Him love you with His perfect, unfailing love is.  Let Him love you, allow Him to wash you clean in His holy love. 

AMEN.

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