Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Natural Flow of Loving People!



Haven't gotten around to blogging or anything much lately, but, doesn't mean that my heart has stopped hearing... A lot has been on my mind especially in what relates to connecting with people in any situation or place they may be! I think my narrow-mindedness in years past has prevented me from connecting with people who didn't see things the way I did, but Father has helped me look past all that of which was keeping me from fulfilling something within myself in order to love people outside of my comfort zones. I see this to be true especially when there is no pressure to bring God into the mix. What is funny, is Father always seems to show up unexpectedly in conversations I could be having with anyone, and to be honest, it isn't I who usually brings God into the conversation, but others! I have gone so far from feeling obligated or pressured for feeling that it was MY job to talk about God! To me, that kind of pressure just comes out to be so unnatural and almost always turns out pretty bad or the conversation easily turns sour. I just fall in love with freely expressing myself or relating to people without that pressure! I don't believe that I have to use God's name for people to realize where my heart is... They will know us by our love, not how many times we bring up God in conversations. I have just been soaking up so many good conversations with my friends here in Durango, and just tonight with Jonathan's mom, who would bring some great questions to the table! The conversations that Jonathan and I had with his mother, reminded me of some conversations that we shared with Kent during our visit to St. Louis a couple of weeks back! There was no pressure to say anything, but just the freedom to express where our hearts were and what we believed to be truth! I simply love the simplicity in that and how just loving people where they are has truly been a transformation in my life!

7 comments:

Rich said...

Nicole,

I loved, simply Loved what you had to say here, full of Wonder He is!

The unseen super natural power of His kind and generous love frees us (and I speak for me here as well) to be AS He was, and I see that being so much more than being 'like' Him.

The dismantling that is all so very necessary in our lives of unlearning so that out of being Loved, we truly learn to Be!

Denise said...

Oh my gosh! Your last sentence...profound! I definitely have never condemned what you ever wrote, even tough we weren't seeing things the same. Nor, did I ever say either of us was correct in our thinking and beliefs. I will say that having that love for others, no matter where they are or what they believe, is LIBERATING and true FREEDOM. I hear so much more peace in your writings. I hope my ears are hearing correctly.

Love to you and Your Journey!

Nicole said...

Hey Aunt Denise! I have been known to be cynical, and harsh in the last couple of years. But, something in me has awakened to how Father desire's me to live and to love people! And this desire that I now have has transformed me and I can see that I don't have to be cynical or think differently about those who do not agree or think the same way I do, because just loving people is so much more relaxing and easy once we die to ourselves and become awakened by the One who loves us the most! Love you! :)

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