“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”
Searching and longing for the approval of mere imperfect and flawed human beings is a snare, a trap, and a recipe for disaster. It can be tempting to desire approval of others, because we’re physically able to see them face to face. We can see their reactions, hear their opinions, and we can be rejected and accepted by people. But ultimately, the only approval we need is God’s approval, and if we have His approval, we have everything we could ever need. If we search for approval and acceptance from others, then these people become authoritative in our lives when Jesus should be the highest authority in every aspect and every area. Jesus is our Lord and our sole and main focus as we walk in this dry and weary world is to please Him and Him above all else, no matter who may disapprove. If the Lord approves us, it doesn’t matter if all the kings and all the governors and anyone else disapproves of us because God accepts us. He’s our Maker, our Saviour, and our Creator.
It can be hard sometimes, and we will be tested in various season: will we follow man’s fleeting thoughts and opionions which can be so easily in error, or follow the LORD who is perfect in every single way? The more we trust in Him and abide in Him the less the approval, thoughts, and opinions matter of others. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care, it just means we don’t live by their opinion, we live for Christ and His Word and His guidance, no matter if the world be against us (and they will). If God Himself accepts us, it doesn’t matter who in the world rejects us.
“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
[1 Peter 5:7]
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.“
God doesn’t want just some of our cares and burdens, He wants everything. The big things, the little things–He wants us to rely on Him more than our next breath. He wants us to cling to Him for direction and protection with all of our might. He wants to be the One we talk to first, the One we run to first, the One we cry to first. He desires to be our Father: loving, caring, and strong.
Run into the arms of Jesus with every little thing. Pour out your heart before Him constantly. Let Him take your cares and replace them with His peace. ✨
If He tells you to drop it, drop it. If He tells you to pick it up, pick it up. With every step and every move you take, look up to the One who is your Lord. He’s not just the God who saved you, He’s your Lord. He’s your Father. He’s your Master. And He knows what’s best. Better than y o u know what’s best.
Trust Him and obey Him. Love Him more than anything on this earth, and being obedient to His voice will be natural even when it’s difficult. And know that goodness is written all over not only what He gives, but also what He takes away. Praise and love Him through it all.💕
“And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Not when I’m married to the King of the universe!✨
I love getting lost in You. In Your Word. In Your presence. In Your love. I love hiding away with you in that secret place only meant for us. I love being with You. I love being Yours. I love crying to You, with all of my cares and burdens. I love telling You how much I love You. I didn’t know my heart could love this much, until you swept me off my feet like the King You are. I’m so in love with you and I’m so glad You’ll be mine forever. I’m going to hold on to you tightly for the rest of my life. So tight that nothing could possibly get between us. So tight that we’re one. I love You so much, I desire You more than life itself, and I want You more than all the treasures this world has to offer. You are so worthy! I adore you! Thank You for Your passionate love – the love that saved my life.♥️
Chasing hard after God is the greatest romance.
[Song of Songs 1:2-4]
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.”
If you haven’t experienced the deep and magnificent love of God in your heart, then you haven’t truly experienced real love. Chase Him and seek Him with all of your heart, asking Him to pour His love into you by His Holy Spirit.
“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
Without His love, nothing even matters. W i t h His love, everything makes sense. With His love…
colours are brighter,
food tastes better,
your heart is full,
your spirit has life,
your joy is long-lasting,
your eyes are opened,
your mind understands,
and your very life has purpose.
His love is e v e r y t h i n g.
I can’t get enough of Him. I need Him more than life.
If someone asked me to choose between Him and my next breath, I would choose Him a hundred times over without batting an eyelash.♥️
He belongs to me, and I belong to Him. No one will e v e r be able to take me away from Him.
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?”