Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spiritual Sunday "In Love"

 Thanks Charlotte and Ginger for always hosting these awesome Spiritual Sundays 

"No hatred. Your love in me is stronger than the hatred" Corrie Ten Boom 

I used to hate those people who hurt me.....who forced me to do what I didn't want. I lived, breathed and ran on hate. And I didn't only hate them....I hated me too. That hatred kept me a prisoner....it kept me living in the dark....on the edge.....in pain. It colored my world black. 
 
Then one day....He touched me....cut through the darkness with love that  refused to give up....love that stood strong....even when I resisted and tried to push it away. 

Love made the difference....love that hung on...that never pushed...never forced...never demanded anything. He waited until I was ready....never leaving...never giving up.  Slowly...bit by bit.....He pushed away the darkness... replaced the hatred with love and forgiveness.  The power of His love...... 

Humbled and amazed that You would call my name...to know you as my closest friend....

33 comments:

Nana Jul said...

Oh the Wonder of His Love...His patience with us is an amazing thing...He just keeps on Loving..Beautiful song, ushered into His presence...Abba Father.
Abide in Him today - thank you for sharing the Love He's lavished on you with us!
Love,
Julie

Whidbey Woman said...

Your love is immeasurable! Alleluia. Thank you, Abba Father.

Sandy said...

Sarah, Thank you so much for sharing this! Have a blessed day!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sarah,
May you live in the light of His abiding love and feel it always...You are so blessed because now you can share it with so many people!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!
XO

Denise said...

Love is powerful.

Lisa notes... said...

I love the heart of Michael W Smith. This song is such a blessing.

"Love made the difference." Amen, sister! It has made the difference for each of us.

CRY said...

Its all about the love!

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Your posts talk to me. I like that. Have a lovely weekend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amen! His love is the best.

Clif said...

Another great post and video. Thank you for posting. You are encouraging many by what you write.

Velvet Over Steel said...

What a touching.. almost chilling post for me personally. Thank you for sharing & I agree, you are so encourging with both his love & Yours! :-)

Hope you are having a Wonderful & Warm weekend!
Coreen xoxoxo

Ginny said...

When Jesus came, he replaced the law with grace and love. After that, God was not only God, he was Our Father!

Karen said...

So thankful for how God is using your testimony. Loved that song by Michael W Smith!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a beautiful song. Thank-you Sara for sharing your heart once again.
God bless you my sister in Christ,
Ginger

Amrita said...

Only God can work in a person 's life like this

Joan said...

Beautiful words and a beautiful song.

Blessings,
Joan

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You are so encouraging. Only through his love could can we forgive wrongs that have been done.
Thank you for sharing and helping others.

Carol said...

His love is our salvation. Wonderful!

Carol said...

Oh, and love all the blessings of His Presence that you saw on your trip. What a Comfort He is.

Donnie said...

We are all so blessed. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Charlotte said...

God's timing is perfect. Thank you for sharing again with us. You are always an encouragement to many.
Blessings,
Charlotte

leavesnbloom said...

Love lifted me!

God Bless you Sarah

Rosie x

Just Be Real said...

My dear Sarah, again your words are like medicine to the soul. Thank you for sharing and am glad you are home. Blessings dear one.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

A beautiful video and words that soothe and heal.

Thanks, Sarah.

Blessings,
Janis

Ann said...

Beautiful song by Michael W. Smith. You have a wonderful testimony. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too.
Ann

Angel said...

Such a wonderful testimony of His love - love that "pushed away the darkness". Beautiful.

And thank you for your visit to my blog today. Blessings!

Julie said...

Wonderful song. Thanks for sharing it with us. Yes...God's love is the most patient of all loves...thank goodness...Enjoyed visiting here, thanks for stopping by today...(still love to see your little photo of the adorable pup!:-)

MTJ said...

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for sharing this lovely song by Michael Smith (I must admit that I've never heard it before).

It is good to know that the Lord heals and delivers us from the sorrows and pains that for so long seem as if it were a constant companion. For me, that the beauty of God's grace and love.

Thanks also for sharing that your daughter is feeling so much better.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

elizabeth said...

Just wanted to say thank you for your kind comments about my Mama's passing. I know so many blog friends are upholding me in prayer. You are a blessing.
Elizabeth

Patrina's Pencil said...

I've never heard this song by Michael. It is truly lovely. Thanks for sharing. Oh the power of His redemptive Love and grace. You are such an encouragement. a brightly shinning LIGHT!

Blessings
Patrina <")>><

Andrea said...

I am always blessed when I come here.
Hugs,
andrea

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sarah--Oh wow, unreal about your sand dollar story. I couldn't believe that the ones Debbie sent me didn't break--I was sure glad. I hope you're having a beautiful day!!!
XO

Annesphamily said...

Love to you and your family. You are so deserving of His goodness. You are a faithful servant. I am so hapy to know you! Anne