Many of you don't know Rosheed Lee. She was a writer for SUM a number of years ago. It was Rosheeda who actually initiated our family fast here on the web. Ro, was tragically killed in a car crash on her way to a conference where I (Lynn) and Dineen were speaking. Ro, went home to our Father that day. Truly, she was too good for this world. In her short years on earth 22 or 23, she greatly impacted many.
I was one of them.
So today, I'm sharing a nostalgic post that is POWERFUL from author, Rosheeda Lee.
Today’s Activity: Write a love letter to God.
Today’s Focus: Let your heart speak. Spend your time in personal reflection and prayer.
Are you a friend of God?
Is He a friend of yours?
I know this is supposed to be about a love letter. And it is. No worries. But let’s not put the cart before the horse.
Before you can successfully enjoy the intimacy of being in love, you first have to learn to trust one another as friends.
One of the greatest lessons of 2010 for me was the value of friendship and the power that it has to help sustain love. Only a few know the real deal of this past year for me, but those who do have heard me say in very recent history that one of the greatest blessings to come of all that went terribly awry between me and Sweetheart is that through all the rubble, God uncovered a friendship we’ve never known. Being broken forced us to connect in a way that we had not managed in our entire history and today I can say that he is my best friend forever and that I am falling in love with him in a way that I doubted I’d ever know.
It’s the same with God. I couldn’t properly fall in love with Him until I was broken enough to go to Him with the truth of my heart laid bare and open for His full perusal and address. It was totally not easy. But it was the beginning of the most vibrant, most vital friendship I’ve ever known. As I learned to trust Him with my truth, He was able to woo me and lead me into deep intimacy and fellowship with Him.
He wants to do the same for you.
Friends being bff’s with God is something phenomenal, but if you think that’s amazing then you’ve just GOT to experience Him as the Lover of your soul. Let your love letter be truth – not pretention. Give Him all that you are and let Him take you deeper. Trust Him. Because He won’t abandon you, no matter how bad it gets or how much is aches. He will not let you go.
Today is the first day of the greatest love affair of your life.
Make it a great one. Ro