Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Hunger and Thirst~ Day 3 {Captivated}

You've got to be kidding me! You're joking, right?

But, he wasn't.

Instead of watching a movie or the latest sitcom, my boyfriend (who now spends his days as my Mr.) wanted to tune into the Christian TV channel.

Instead of "hanging out" on a Wedneday night, my honey wanted to go to a prayer meeting.

Instead of jamming to the "Top 10" on the radio, my sweetheart was filling his home, car, heart and mind with lyrics that focused our attention on God.

Instead of just simply sitting around talking,

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my love wanted to talk about His love,

as together we opened the

pages of  God's Word,

and read,
              and read
                          and read.

We both called ourselves "Christians",

but this man....

this man was seriously "in love" with God.

Me...I went to church because it was expected of me.  And, on occassion, I did read my Bible, but quite honestly, it never made any sense to me.  And listening to sermons on TV, well, that just didn't appeal to me.  I was a "one-day-a-week" Christian.  No...come to think of it...I wasn't even that.

I was a fraud. Christian in name only.

In love with God....nope, not me. But seeing it lived out in the life of my soon to be husband created a hunger and thirst in me.

I wanted what he had.

I wanted to want God.

I desired to desire God.

I yearned to yearn for God.

And even though I didn't know it at the time,

this wanting,

this desiring,

this yearning,

was the beginning of my own love story with God.

When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." ~Jeremiah 29:13, The Message

I didn't know it then,

but my heart,

my heart was already becoming ........
captivated by God's love.

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  1. It's so cool to think God loved us before we even knew about him. That someone cared enough to pray for us, die for us before we even existed, let alone cared enough to live every day by our side. God brought a song my small group leader introduced to me once, called Yearn by Shane and Shane which I hadn't thought about since she moved last summer...
    Holy design
    this place in time
    that i might seek and find my God
    my God

    Lord i want to yearn for You
    i want to burn with passion
    over You and only You
    Lord i want to yearn

    Your joy is mine
    yet why am i fine
    with all my singing and bringing grain
    in light of Him

    oh You give life and breath
    through Him You give all things
    in Him we live and move
    that's why i sing

    Beautiful post!

  2. So beautiful, Stacy. What a lovely post!


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