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Living with an Open Heart

(1 Corinthians 13:13)  And now abideth  faith, hope and love , these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Ladies, the one thing that we are constantly searching for is a place where we feel comfortable, a place called home. Where we can kick our shoes off, take off the makeup, curl up on our sofa and be ourselves. I remember growing up in Ewing, NJ  in the 60’s; my front yard was that place for me.  My brother Eugene and I would take our blankets and sleep in the front yard under this huge tree that was positioned in just the right place. It was sitting there as if God himself had placed it there for me & my brother.  We would look at the stars and talk about the things we were going to do when we grew up. Throughout my life, I have found myself looking for that same place of comfort and peace and it took me a long time to find it.

I probably shouldn’t let this secret out of our bag of honesty, but maybe it will help someone who has been trying to make you feel comfortable, but has been unsuccessful. Women don’t really require much! If we have a place that we can make our sanctuary, where we can pour love into our families, a place that represents who we are, where we can voice our realities and share love, we’re pretty much happy.  Diamonds and Pearls are nice but they only satisfy the outer person; Only Love can satisfy our inner man. Think about it, when you were growing up, what satisfied you more? Was it a plastic doll baby or a warm hug from your daddy or your Mom? We’re really little girls in grown up bodies. Our desires haven’t changed, our bodies have just changed.  We still desire Love.

I was happy for those that received roses, candy & a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day. I’ve gotten to the place in my life where it has become another way for Hallmark and floral shops to make money off my husband.  I don’t about you but I don’t want to be celebrated because a date on the calendar designated it, I want to be celebrated because I’m worthy of it and my husband recognizes it. I deserve to be showered with love and appreciation all throughout my life.

What I want to do and what most women want is to live with an Open Heart.  It’s very uncomfortable to have to guard our true feelings and walk around with an armor suit over our hearts. We want to live with an Open Heart; giving AND receiving Love.  Most of those who live guarded, do so because they’ve felt so much pain and agony when they opened their hearts to Love, that now they’re afraid to try it again.  But I want to challenge you today to conquer your fears and let it go; open your heart again. We are creatures of Love; we were conceived in Love. You deserve to be showered with love and appreciation all throughout your life.

If you live guarded you will never feel that place of comfort again like you felt when your parents hugged you; like I felt under that tree in my front yard.  Our place of comfort and where we feel at home can be found in Love. And its all around you and if you can find a way to Live with an Open Heart, you will feel…..Loved.  Love comes in many different forms; a warm smile, a gentle touch, a look in the mirror. I make the comparison to receiving love from another gender, but I know another place where you can find it.

Who will love you better than You?

The answer is Jesus Christ! He is the greatest lover I know. It took me a while to find that out but when the scales fell off my eyes and I began to see the truth, my heart opened up to Love and I realized that i didn’t need to look to anyone to give me what I was searching for.  I already had everything I needed. After all the pains of Life, I found that place again, where I can kick off my shoes, take off the makeup and just be myself.  John 3:16 says For God so Loved the World, that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believe on him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  Thank you Lord for teaching me how to Live with an Open Heart and Love with an Open Heart!

I challenge you today, to be Relax, Breath and be courageous. Find your place in Christ where you can Live With an Open Heart!

Peace Out!

Ms. Ellie’s Girl!

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