Unashamedly In Love

Applying for jobs and looking for places to live over the past few months has led me on a twisted path of discovery and deception. I have uncovered stunning truths about my Maker and myself as the Lord daily increases my vision. I have also wandered into dark forests of lies that lure me into living a normal life. Sometimes I simply stop walking, and slowly turn around, trying to make sense of the steps I took to get here, and wondering which way to walk next.

We were made to worship God. That is both our individual and collective purpose. James 1:27 says, “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”

I don’t meet orphans every day, but I do meet people who feel lost, alone, afraid and abandoned. I don’t cross paths with widows on a daily basis, but I do find myself surrounded by people who are grieving, suffering, struggling and dealing with loss.

Though I am currently between jobs, my purpose is not lost with my job title. My true purpose, to worship God, endures. I worship God by absolutely refusing to let the world taint that which God has washed white as snow. I worship God by extending hope and compassion to the orphans and widows he places in my life each and every day.

These past few days, God has shocked me with the number of old and new faces he has allowed me to “coincidentally” connect with. Just by being open and available, as opposed to being consumed with my own worries, God has had me pray for so many people!

I have seen him heal people, I have seen him woo people back to him who were once running in disbelief, I have seen him bring people from a life trapped in darkness and despair to a life of freedom in the light, I have seen him restore relationships, I have seen him pour out from me freely into the hearts of others that which can only be found in him. He has given me joy, compassion, thanksgiving, hope, faith, peace and love unending.

At nearly 24 years of age, God is giving me a taste of what this redeemed Kingdom life is all about, this life of being unashamedly in love with my King, and I don’t ever want to go back to what I was content with before! Jesus truly is better than life.

“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.”
-Matthew 16:25

My favorite band is from South Africa, and they wrote a song that sent me straight into the arms of my greatest love tonight.

“Still Running” by Harbourlight:

Lay your hand down on me
Fire is burning
Fire calls and I just saw
What my heart is yearning for

I’m still running
I keep finding
All my love is first for You

The fight’s been fought
Blood has bought
All my allegiance
I’ve crossed over mountains
Stood against thousands
Take me the distance

I’m still running
I keep finding
All my love is first for You
For my whole life
Let all my life
All my love be first for You

Draw me closer
Take me in
My life with You is still just beginning
I hear You calling
I’m reaching out
I keep running
For I am first for You

I’m still running
I’m still finding
All my love is first for You
For my whole life
Let all my life
All my love be first for You

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6 thoughts on “Unashamedly In Love

  1. colinlindley says:

    Thank you for sharing! Thank you for reminding us that it is often the “normal life” that most draws us away from the glories of Jesus.

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  2. Ashley says:

    Meghan this is great! I’m so fortunate to have such an encouraging Christ loving friend as you. I’m glad I can take part in reading your blogs!

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