Saturday, August 4, 2012

Real!!!

Linking with Charlotte at  Spiritual Sunday and Laura at Faith Filled Friday

"You love me. Real or not real? I tell him, "Real." Suzanne Collins

Love is an amazing thing. It gives courage and a freedom. What I can't do or won't because I'm afraid...if someone I love needs me to do it....or wants me to.....then I'll do it. I'll do it for them....simply b/c I love them. 

Love has that kind of power....it pushes me beyond my own limitations...makes me do those things that are terrifying and seem absolutely impossible. 

And more than me loving someone is when they love me. Their loving me has this strange power...a motivator that pushes to live my best life....and reach for my dreams. Just as abuse and trauma changes who we are....and how we live our lives and how we move in the world...so also does love. 

You raise me up to be more than I can be...

28 comments:

Nana Jul said...

Love moves us beyond the norm...That's the way He designed it to be - creative, adventuresome, and amazing. That's they way we experience more of Him! Let LOVE define us!
Amen sister!
Happy weekend!
Love Jul

Pamela said...

What an impacting video. How fortunate we are and what a duty we have to pray for these people. I love how the song was sung so worshipfully.

BelovedBomber said...

I needed to see this video today to help put things in perspective. I was feeling sorry for myself...thanks.

Anita Johnson said...

Thanks for the link to this video!

Wendy @ E1A said...

Beautiful!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes I agree, love IS a force, a power, that enables! "You raise me up to more than I can be!" Love that! Blessings! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Renee said...

Oh, so very true Sarah(Nikki)
Love does change who we are and brings healing to those places where we have been hurt.

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

A brief message that packs a powerful punch! You made some excellent points. My favorite is that love has the power to push us beyond our own limitations & allows me do those things that are terrifying and seem absolutely impossible.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

The power of love...both when received and given
Great song

DUTA said...

Beautiful post on the greatest human topic, the strongest emotion - Love!

Joanne said...

Love This! Powerful post and I love the picture.
Blessings, Joanne

Crown of Beauty said...

The words you spoke through this post are real. They touch a deep chord in me, because I can so relate to what you are saying. Love is a powerful motivator. If I love someone I am willing to overlook that person's faults. ANd would go the extra mile. But when I don't love someone, the motivation just isn't there. How true.

This is one of my favorite songs, and this version is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing from your heart, Nikki.

Much love
Lidia

Sassy Granny ... said...

First, thank you for dropping by my blog. I was able to follow you home; and I'm so glad I did.

Can we ever run out of good things to say about love? It's the additive to all of life that gives meaning & purpose to everything, not to mention satisfaction & joy.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Lisa notes... said...

Yes, Nikki! Love can motivate us to go beyond our own limits. So thankful that Love came down to show us the way.

Reformed rebel said...

Love really is amazing! Everything you said here is true. Love gives us what we need to do and be all that we need. Love changes us! The fathers love and the love of others.
Great post1

Blessings...Chelle

Denise said...

Awesome video.

Sherry said...

I sooo love that song. Put together so beautifully and your words are strong and good. Thank you.

Susy said...

I love your courage and freedom, which continues to grow every day. Blessings xo

joy said...

an inspiration to do the things that God called us to do because he loves us so much. Beautiful song. Touched my heart!

Karen said...

I love those lyrics!

Mrs. Mobunny said...

My daughter just got music for piano for the song You Raise Me Up....and was playing right before we left church this afternoon! I don't know all the words to this song, but the few I do know, are good!

Child of God said...

Hi Nikki,
Where would we be without love? I am so glad that God loves us no matter what. His love is so secure and always available for us to draw on.

He does raise me up! Praise God.
Blessings,
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Chatty Crone said...

I love that song. You give a lot of love out your way too! sandie

Parsley said...

Great post.

Daisy said...

Love is indeed an amazing and powerful force. Very nice post!

Cathy said...

I love that song so much. Blessings ~

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Love has a power...I LOVE it

Charlotte said...

It's true. Love is a powerful thing. I love that song. Thank you for sharing again.
Blessings,
Charlotte