Sara’s Morning fragrant Notes:
As I enjoyed my morning stroll down this page, Lily Lane, I saw Hope and Joy bursting forth like a summer bulb showing its beauty. As I arranged my thoughts together like a floral bouquet I thought how to adorn my arrangement? A Balloon, of course! One of my favorite things. Yes, a red balloon for LOVE!
A balloon, colorful and expandable. You can blow your very breath upon it with pride, watch it wave in the wind, bounce for joy and greet all that see it. Without proper care it can blow away in the wind. O, and so sad, it can inflate and never return when not given genuine love in return.
Let’s talk about Love! Do you see it, feel it, experience it? Does it hide? What language does it speak? Where do I find it? Have you seen it? Oh, does it glow with iridescent colors changing your eye color?
Yes, O yes, let’s talk about love that connects to Joy and Hope on Lily Lane!
13 thoughts on “Notes of Love!”
“Let’s talk about Love!” I couldn’t help but think of 1 Corinthians chapter 13, as soon as I read this blog. Verses 4-7 gives us an idea of what love is. Read with me the footnotes for these verses. “Our society confuses love and lust. Unlike lust, God’s kind of love is directed outward toward others, not inward toward ourselves. It is utterly unselfish. This kind of love goes against our natural inclinations It is impossible to have this love unless God helps us set aside our own natural desires so that we can love and not expect anything in return. Thus, the more we become like Christ, the more love we will show to others.”
Now, let’s drive on down “Lily Lane” and read more about love……..
You are right, Tammy, I just added a few more balloons with this kind of love as I reached out to help others today…I left my water pot at the well and continued down Lily lane.
Love this blog. On Sunday, Sara received a revelation from the Word of God that Gary was presenting to the congregation in 1John 3. As he expounded in the teaching Sara was given the revelation that to get our prayers answered we must 1. be obedient and 2. We must love. One without the other is fruitless. She said that Holy Spirit showed her that we might intercede and pray fervently, be obedient to the Word of God but without the LOVE, there is not an answer from Heaven, forthcoming.
Thus Sara asks the questions above, i.e.”Do you see it, feel it, experience it? Does it hide? What language does it speak? Where do I find it? Have you seen it? Oh, does it glow with iridescent colors changing your eye color?
Well, one thought is that ‘my (human) love’ is shallow and puny. But the Word of God says that ” the Love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit…so there is one red balloon. The Word Balloon says we have Help of Holy Spirit . to love
You are right, MG, and the book of John sure gives us a great lesson on Love…1 John 3:23 “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.” And, among others John 15:12, “This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.”
Regarding a quote from Sara above, “Let’s talk about Love! Do you see it, feel it, experience it? Does it hide? What language does it speak? Where do I find it? Have you seen it? ”
…You see it because Love is action. Just like a balloon in a floral arrangement that is given in love. You feel it because it can soothe your emotions when you are feeling stressed – just like the smell of lavender. You experience it when someone sends you a card with words of encouragement written in it and a beautiful picture. It hides its good deeds in the cleft of the Rock Jesus. It speaks a language the receiver can understand and appreciate. You may find it when not expecting or looking for it. I have seen it expressed in these ways.
Yes, love is relationship! Communication! A hand to a cross! A cross to a hand! A bird to a nest! A nest to a bird! A lego set to a builder, from pieces to ship, plane, train or zillions things more. A canvas to a painter and a painter to a canvas. A song to a singer and singer to song. A writer to a reader, or writer to a publisher and publisher to a writer. Yes, love is when pieces connect and a story begins with a timeline to connect people to people. People to places and places to people.
Love is inspiration to be! I love talking about love, receiving and giving love as well as being loved and giving love that is received!
I think my Love is best shown to others when I live ‘purposeful’ in every detail of my life! JUst a thought!
Yes, Sara, the “lover” is present with those whom the Father sends for the true lover to “love”. Gosh, sometimes they ain’t so purty! Really, Father, did YOU send them to me or me to them??? Am I missing something here? I feel the The Lord say in that command to love them as He has loved …well. me…. that if they’re in my presence then I should be in the present with them..
In cleaning out old files and piles …very belated Spring cleaning…I found this poem that I wrote in one of
While cleaning out some files and piles this morning, I came across a poem that I had written while in a
thedailylilylily.com retreat a few years ago, “DRESSING FOR HIS GLORY. The poem reads…
WHEN LOVE LOOKS (a response to Dressing for His Glory)
How does love look?
Could it every look like me?
When LOVE looks in the mirror
How does LOVE see?
Does LOVE look with eyes of compassion?
Does LOVE perceive with gentleness?
Is LOVE a form of comeliness
Tall and stately righteousness ?
How does LOVE look?
Could LOVE ever look like me?
when LOVE looks in the mirror
What does LOVE see?
Does LOVE see a heart not fretful
Never jealous or resentful
Or a look of calm…and Kind!
Not always having self in mind?
When I look in the mirror what do I see?
Can I see Christ living in me?
Do I “see His face shining as the glory of grace”? **(c)
When Christ looks in the mirror what does he see?
He sees the FATHER, .LOVE, perfectly
And when Father looks in the mirror, what does HE see?
I pray that someday HE’LL not be able to tell Jesus from me.
**line quoted from sara’ song WAITING ROOM (c)
“Oh, does it glow with iridescent colors changing your eye color?” Now I have been having to think on this one. So I looked up iridescence:
“Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is generally known as the property of certain surfaces that appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes.” or “displaying a spectrum of colours that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer’s position changes.” Seems that what perspective we view from can change the way light enters our eye and affects color. Some say wearing different colors or having different moods affects eye color. So I would think that our ability to view and understand and reflect love to others may depend on our perspective and if Light enters our eye.
“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.” Matt 6:22
I would think our eyes would sparkle and glow with iridescent colors when mind and heart join in truth and integrity.
Matthew 6:22,23 says “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light…”
Reading from Sarah Young’s devotional ‘Jesus Calling’ which some are reading, she writes today about how to get that Light to shine brighter in us: “I delight in your enjoyment of everything that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable. Think on these things and My Light in you will shine brighter day by day.” She refers to Philippians 4:8 for this scripture.
An inflated red balloon sounds also like a heart filled with the fullness of Christ whose blood has set us free from sins to fly.
“…and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.” Col 1:20