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People hunger for relationships when My companionship is not enough for them. When I am enough, there is completeness, there is wholeness, and there is no need of anything else.

Papa God

and then relationships will be a true gift, instead of something we NEED!

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'I Didn't Love My Wife When We Got Married'

this is so spot on. love is not that emotional high we feel when we’re getting to know someone for the first time (even if that high lasts a few months, a few years). love is a decision to give and be selfless. love is a commitment, even when things aren’t fun. this doesn’t mean there won’t be lovey-dovey, emotionally high times… but love is not based upon these feelings and experiences.

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I’ve already given you the desire of your heart, because I’ve given you Myself. But, you have the choice of whether I am enough or if you still need other desires (and more so, if you need those other desires to be fulfilled). The thing is with needing others…you’ll always be waiting for the next promise, because they will never bring fulfillment or satisfaction.

Papa God

(Source: favoredgrace)

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The best sex talks are those with Papa God

(and He started it)
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The thing about gifts is that they are not asked for, but given, freely and out of love.

Elisabeth Elliot, Passion & Purity

Lord, may we learn to stop seeking our own desires and asking them of You, but instead be fulfilled and content with having only You and satisfied with whatever precious gifts You choose to give.

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Waiting on God in this way is true faith- no agenda of one’s own, no deadlines, no demands on what God must do. Simply an open heart and open hands ready to receive that which God shall choose, and a perfect confidence that what He chooses will be better than our best.

Elisabeth Elliot

(Source: breanna-lynn, via favourandgrace-deactivated20140)

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If we aren’t denying ourselves and forgetting our own interests, we end up seeking things instead of seeking the Kingdom, and pursuing desires instead of solely pursuing Him.

Matthew 16:24 AMP
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example of living].

(His gifts are far better than anything we could pursue ourselves.)

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I’m not a man with an erection that needs a woman, I’m a man with the spirit of God that has the capacity to love.

DAN MOHLER (via iambrandnew)

This. Yep. Totally!!!! We do not have sex drives anymore, because all that means is we have a desire/need to “get” for ourselves & our own pleasure. Instead, we have Love and are able to give love!!

(Source: giantslayerr)

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I’ve already given you the desire of your heart, because I’ve given you Myself. But, you have the choice of whether I am enough or if you still need other desires (and more so, if you need those other desires to be fulfilled). The thing is with needing others…you’ll always be waiting for the next promise, because they will never bring fulfillment or satisfaction.

Papa God
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Your most intimate relationships are meant to give an earthly-image of what Our relationship looks like. I will never leave you or abandon you. I will always desire relationship with you and love you unselfishly. I only have the best in mind for you, and I will not grow weary in walking with you. Because of this, I have created a safe place for you to be intimate and share your heart with Me.

The Trinity was born out of selfless love and intimacy, which is why I desire intimacy to be kept safe, honored, and valued within a committed, eternal relationship. Anything less is a counterfeit of the real thing.

Papa God
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When I am your only desire, you’ll stop searching and trying to figure out the promises I’ve made to you. There’s a difference in merely handing Me what you’ve decided to stop trying to figure out and, instead, actually having only Me as the entirety of your desire.

Papa God
nothing can compare to You.
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it’s such a beautiful adventure to love God above your preferences and to trust Him with what He has in store, without worrying if all the details match up with what you think you’ve always wanted. and if they don’t? it’s an opportunity to fully rely on Him as we walk through a door He has given us, even if it might seem foreign or uncomfortable in the beginning.. but wow at the transformation that will take place!

i’m learning how important it is to only want Him, and completely let go of everything else i’ve ever wanted.

in losing my desires, i’m finding that He is my only desire. then, i’m able to trust Him with whatever He wants to give me; after all, He knows me far better than i know myself.

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