I was thinking this morning of a problem we had with a presentation program we were using, and the way it was solved and the end result when we solved it, reminded me so of our love.
I was so excited to start, I could imagine how it would look, to see moving scenes behind the words of a song...to try and match what was in the back to the words that would appear on the screen.
I was so cast down, when all was ready and I put it up there 'full screen' and no movement at all could I see.
I tried changing this, then I tried changing that, I tried every solution that came to my mind, I was so absolutely sure that I could fix what was wrong, that with enough searching, the solution to the problem I would find.
I spent so many years in the past, doing exactly the same thing in my life, the problems were obvious to see, the solution was not.
But I was so very sure, that with enough starting over, enough changing plans would finally solve the problem and I could move on.
But everything I tried seemed to point out even more, that this life was a thing I couldn't fix any more.
When I finally saw that this was true, that it would take more than I had to give, I turned around and saw Jesus, and I instantly knew that He could teach me how to really live.
The problem with the presentation program were solved with just a few keystrokes - it only took humbling myself and asking the one who knew, and once I looked at what to do, and did it, the program flowed and the video came to life on the screen.
The problems with my life were solved in much the same way...I only needed to ask Jesus into my heart; He instantly was in my life, He transformed and made my heart brand new.
He showed me where I had gone wrong in my life, and exactly what now I should do.
Once I began to listen, even if the problems didn't go away, the way I responded changed and in the midst of the chaos I suddenly had peace within.
Once I began to learn, to lean on God, and to follow Him on the path He made for me, ah, then He gave me the best gift of all, He gave me love, and showed me what happiness could be.
For into my life He brought you, and together we've gone on from there...and I've learned that my simple 'yes' to God opened the door to this love so rare.
Making Him the Lord of our life, Lord of every small detail, paves the way for His favor to rest on us, doesn't it? How gracefully you've ministered to me this morning. But then you always do ignite those sparks of hope in me.