Please don’t try to make me feel better about my sin. That is my Father’s job. I will appreciate you so much more if you despise my sin and what it has done and continues to do in my life, and challenge me to overcome it and its effects in my life. That is the leadership that I need and want from you. I pray that you won’t give up on me when I fail, because I will, and so will you. I pray that you make me want to know the Lord more by your faith and evident relationship with Him. Overall, I pray that you seek to give God the reigns in your life so that you can act as His hands and feet on Earth until the day that you and I can allow Him to direct our steps together. I’m praying for you and waiting. Hopefully we’ll walk together someday soon! -With love I am eager to give.
“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”—St. Augustine (via heyvalerie)