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Dragostea??

Tinta poruncii este dragostea, care vine dintr-o inima curata, dintr-un cuget bun si dintr-o credinta neprefacuta. (1Tim.1:5)

Aoleu, deci dragostea de care vorbeste Dumnezeu tre sa vina dintr-o inima curata, dintr-un cuget bun si dintr-o credinta neprefacuta?? Deci asta era explicatia pentru care mult trambitata dragoste e de fapt praf in ochi sau mai bine zis sinonimul perfect al egoismului. De aia nu exista dragoste veritabila decat extrem de rar, pentru ca putini oameni au inima curata, putini oameni au un cuget bun si la fel de putini au o credinta neprefacuta. Si cand spun putini, spun de fapt extrem de putini.

Un articol AICI despre inima curata

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Mai mult decat o experienta

Toti vrem sa avem experiente cu Domnul, iar unii dintre noi chiar staruim in directia asta si tanjim sa avem experiente despre care citim in carti sau pe internet. Si nu e rau asta, dar exista ceva mai bun de atat. Acum cativa ani ii ceream insistent lui Dumnezeu sa ma faca sa simt dragostea Lui intr-un mod palpabil, nu sentimente pe care uneori le numim „cercetare” ci dragostea Lui care nu se compara cu nimic. Cam 9 luni doar asta m-am rugat, oriunde eram, ca eram acasa, ca mergeam cu masina asta era strigatul din mine. Si in timp ce Ii ceream asta, mi-am dat seama ca daca o sa am doar o experienta singulara o sa ma enervez cumplit. Poate unii nu intelegeti ce spun aici, dar am realizat ca daca Domnul o sa vina si o sa am o experienta singulara pe care sa o tot evoc toata viata de acum inainte, care sa ma faca sa traiesc din amintiri, asta nu imi convine deloc. Vreau si experiente din astea, dar vreau mai mult decat atat.

Asa ca I-am cerut Domnului sa ma invete traselul spre inima Lui, sa imi arate drumul clar spre intimitatea cu El, si in fiecare zi Ii repetam ca nu vreau o experienta, sa nu imi dea o experienta ca nu vreau doar atat, vreau sa descopar drumul, sa ma invete calea pe care sa o pot parcurge in fiecare zi, de cate ori vreau si cand vreau. Si exact asta s-a intamplat. Nu avem pentru ca nu stim sa cerem, cerem cu jumatate de inima si atunci nu stim sa fim radicali, nu cerem cu disperare pentru ca unora in inima, pe ascuns, ne mai place lumea si ne balacim in pacaleala pe care ne-o serveste diavolul, avem senzatia ca Dumnezeu vrea sa ne mentina intr-un soi de echilibru asa cum il intelegem noi prin prisma a ceea ce vedem in jur, cand colo nici vorba de asa ceva. Dumnezeu vrea sa ne copleseasca, sa ne tina asa non stop.


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Intimacy’s Influence: He Knows You By Name

Dear one, you need never doubt God’s acceptance of you. He’s faithfulness and His commitment to you knows no limits. He longs to pour His grace and mercy on your wounded heart. And when you are hurting understand that you can always run to Him and throw yourself at His feet and, bearing your soul, be as truly miserable as you feel – He will not judge you. He will not demand that you pull yourself together. No. He will get down on your level and let you cry it out in His arms until your hurt melts away in His presence and He fills you again with His courage and the strength that comes when you feel so absolutely loved and accepted.

He welcomes and anticipates your needs and wants to be the One you ask for help, no matter how minuscule or great your problems may seem. I have a few friends that I know I can ask for help if I need it and they are happy to give it if they can. But some of my friends are so close to me that if I did not ask them to help when I needed it they would be upset with me for not asking.

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Taken from Victoria Boyson’s book His Passionate Pursuit.


Dragoste sau jegmaneala reciproca?

Cea mai incredibila chestie pe care o putem invata pe lumea asta este sa iubim. Si cand spun asta, banuiesc ca multi/multe o sa cadeti asa intr-o stare de melancolie si incepeti sa visati cai verzi pe pereti, dar nu despre asta e vorba.

Dragostea asa cum o percepe lumea este o chestie pervertita, o imitatie jalnica, o cale spre autodistrugere si distrugere a celor din jur, o cale pe care daca mergi ajungi evident sa fi un profitor de pe urma sufletelor altora si bineinteles altii devin profitori de pe urma inimii tale, si nu neaparat pentru ca asta intentionezi, asa e firea, asta e roada firii. Dragostea asa cum o percepe lumea nu e dragoste adevarata, pentru ca nu vine din Dumnezeu, nu e produsul Duhul Sfant, e generata de fire si de pretentiile firii si ca atare duce la neimplinire, tulburare, instabilitate, si tragedii, toate astea pigmentate cu momente de aparent bine.

Cand pacatul a distrus omul la inceput, a distorsionat tot ceea ce trebuia sa se numeasca dragoste chiar si dragostea din instinct, cum ar fi cea dintre parinte si copil.  Parintii sunt disperati sa isi gaseasca implinirea in copil, sa profite de pe urma existentei lui la maxim, de aia il concep, sa se simta impliniti, numai ca Dumnezeu cand a creat omul, l-a creat ca sa isi gaseasca rostul vietii si implinirea doar in El, sa fie complet in El. Conceperea unui copil ma gandesc ca ar trebui sa aiba alta motivatie, decat aceea de a crea o persoana care sa iti umple golul (pe care credeai ca ti-l va umple partenerul), un fel de sluga care la inceput sa te distreze, apoi sa te dai mare cu el in dreapta si in stanga ca sa complexezi si tu pe cine poti, desi de fapt esti nemultumit de el si apoi spre batranete sa aiba grija de tine.

Dragostea e altfel, dragostea din Dumnezeu nu profita, nu cauta folosul sau, e incredibil, nu? Am ajuns la concluzii si mai radicale dar ma abtin sa le scriu deocamdata, chiar nu vreau sa bag in depresie pe nimeni, pentru ca aproape toti oamenii si-au cladit viata pe motive absolut egoiste, sa isi implineasca firea si cu toate astea nu au gasit implinirea, ca doar nu ai cum sa o gasesti din moment ce nu ai fost conceput sa fi implinit in felul asta. Si nu e nici o diferenta intre pocaiti si nepocaiti, se gandeste la fel, desi ar trebui sa fie o diferenta ca de la cer la pamant, dragostea celor care se pretind a fi crestini ar trebui sa fie complet diferita de cea a celor care il au ca dumnezeu pe diavolul, si cu toate astea nu vad nici o diferenta, motivatiile sunt aceleasi.

Oamenii de regula nu se iubesc intre ei, de fapt se storc reciproc de energie, de atentie, de tot felul de sentimente, dar nu se iubesc, profita unii de pe altii, se agata cu disperare unii de altii, isi bazeaza supravietuirea pe orice altceva decat pe Dumnezeu desi din gura e simplu de zis: “Dumnezeu e totul pentru mine”. Suntem invatati de mici sa facem asta, de cand dam fata in fata cu viata, totul din jur, familia, scoala, biserica, ne invata si perpetueaza chestia asta pe care nu stiu cum sa o numesc decat: jegmaneala reciproca. Si pun pariu ca multi oameni pocaiti sau nepocaiti nici nu inteleg ce scriu eu aici, au senzatia ca bat campii, pentru ca ceea ce traiesc ei de cand se stiu, adica jegmaneala reciproca li se pare singura cale, habar nu au ca exista o alta cale.

Omul a fost creat sa isi gaseasca implinirea in Dumnezeu, sa gaseasca dragostea in Dumnezeu si cu dragostea care vine din Dumnezeu, implinit in Dumnezeu, fara sa mai caute implinire in oameni, poate sa iubeasca la randul lui cu dragostea care vine din Dumnezeu. Punct.

In cartea Mananca trupul Meu si bea sangele Meu, de Ana Mendez, (fragmente din carte puteti citi pe blogul Gradina Eden la categoria Cina Domnului), am citit un pasaj extraordinar despre dragoste, cam asta e dragostea adevarata din Dumnezeu:

Dragostea nu respinge, dragostea rascumpara. Dragostea are intentii bune indreptate spre om. Se concentreaza nu asupra defectelor ci asupra calitatilor. Nu considera faptele noastre ca fiind importante ci mai degraba cine suntem in El. El a suferit si s-a expus reprosului in fiecare zi, ca sa poata fi un stindard neschimbat al dragostei pentru noi. 

Dragostea nu isi inchide inima in fata tradarii, indiferentei si dispretului. Apare in fiecare dimineata, dulce si delicata, intotdeauna incercand sa faca ce e mai bun. Este blanda. Cauta intotdeauna o cale sa faca bine, sa multumeasca, sa creeze un moment placut. Cu delicatese incearca sa slefuiasca locurile zglonturoase.

Dragostea are o rezistenta de lunga durata. Este rabdatoare si buna. Niciodata nu demonstreaza invidie si niciodata nu clocoteste cu gelozie (invidie). Nu se lauda, nu se faleste. Nu isi manifesta aroganta. Nu este mandra sau aroganta. Nu este nepoliticoasa si niciodata nu se comporta nemanierat.

Dragostea nu este egoista. Nu isi cere drepturile, nu cauta sa isi sustina propriul mod de a face lucrurile pentru ca dragostea nu isi vede de propriile cai.

Dragostea nu este iritabila. Nu se simte amenintata si nu tine pica. Nu se bucura de nedreptate si nu doreste sa faca rau. Se bucura cand adevarul si dreptatea prevaleaza. Nu se simte jignita. Nu tine socoteala greselilor.

Dragostea indura totul. Este intotdeauna gata sa creada ce e mai bun despre fiecare persoana. Este plina de speranta si credinta tot timpul. Intotdeauna ramane puternica in orice situatie.  Se sacrifica la infinit si da fara limite. Este brava, luptatoare, si nu este intimidata in fata niciunui dusman. Nu da inapoi, castiga. In ea nu exista frica. Poate face totul, si nimic nu o poate opri. Dragostea rupe in bucati inamicii fiorosi, si cucereste raurile salbatice in dorinta sa de a-l salva pe cel care se ineaca. Dragostea este contagioasa. Demoleaza pereti de nedemolat. Schimba inimi de piatra in inimi de carne. Are mii de cai inaccesibile si unde nu exista o cale, o creaza.

Dragostea niciodata nu esueaza. Niciodata nu decade, niciodata nu devine demodata (invechita), niciodata nu abandoneaza o cauza, si niciodata nu inceteaza sa existe. Dragostea nu poate fi invinsa de nimeni si de nimic. Dragostea este forta cea mai puternica din univers. Este cea mai pura manifestare a fiintei Sale. Este ceea ce Il face pe Dumnezeu vizibil si palpabil pe pamant.”

Dar daca nu ai fost implinit cu dragostea din Dumnezeu, si cauti sa fi implinit cu „dragostea” care vine de la oameni, niciodata nu o sa poti sa iubesti in felul descris mai sus.

Ps: pentru cei care stiti engleza, cautati pe net si ascultati tot ce gasiti cu Dan Mohler si Todd White, oamenii astia traiesc din dragostea lui Dumnezeu si iubesc cu dragostea lui Dumnezeu si stiu sa explice bine cum sa ajungem si noi la stadiul asta.


Furious love – Darren Wilson

FURIOUS LOVE – un film documentar facut de Darren Wilson, despre cum dragostea e cea mai buna arma in razboiul spiritual impotriva imparatiei intunerecului, si pentru a scoate oamenii din mana diavolului. Veti vedea crestini care se roaga pentru demonizati, satanisti, prostituate, vrajitori si multe alte lucruri interesante. Un alt episod din seria documentarelor facute despre realitatea supranaturala de catre Darren Wilson este Finger of God. Daca il gasiti pe internet merita sa va uitati. Recent a aparut si episodul 3, Father of Lights.


Becoming The Beloved by Graham Cooke


Inheritance


Jesus Christ – The True Bridegroom

Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. That is why He calls Himself Bridegroom in the Scriptures. His great love desires a bride, a bridal soul. He longs fervently for her love. He looks for her to see whether she is about to come to Him, to see whether she longs and yearns for Him, to see whether she really wants Him alone.

Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. He wants to give us His love; but He is also waiting for us to return His love. Jesus is a true Bridegroom. His love is a jealous love. He wants you, your soul, completely. He is jealous when you give your love to other people and to other things. He is jealous when pay more attention to them, when you give them more time, more of yourself, than you give Him. Then He stands beside you, grieved. Then He is hurt and wounded, because He loves you so much.

Jesus is a true Bridegroom. He does not force you to love Him. He asks: „Will you give Me your love?”, and He gets what He wants when you do this. Only one thing will satisfy Him – your love. All else is too small for Him: that you believe in Him, that you obey Him, that you come to Him for forgiveness. He is not only your Physician who heals you. He is not only your Redeemer who delivers you from your bonds. He wants to be your Bridegroom, and as Bridegroom He gives you His great, His tender, His most intimate love. Now He is waiting for you to give Him your love. He who loves wants to be loved in return.

Because Jesus is the Bridegroom, He can be wounded if you take up self-chosen crosses, choosing the way of poverty and resolving to make sacrifices simply for ascetic reasons. Certainly He wants you to follow Him on the way of the cross. But His heart is filled with grief and sorrow if it is not love that impels you. You should not take the way of the cross for your own sanctification, but rather – as He repeatedly said while He was on earth – „For My sake you should lose your life, for My sake you should forsake houses, brethren . . .” Out of love for Him, out of love alone you should choose obedience, lowliness, humility and disgrace. Only the dedication which springs from love will make Him happy. Indeed, this is the only dedication which He will accept. Nothing else. All else is insufficient. Anything else would be more likely to wound Him, because it is simply pious deceit; we seem to be going His way, but it is really for our own sake.

Jesus, the Bridegroom, is the Man of Sorrows. He suffers to this present day. He is seeking a bride who will share with Him what is in His heart. His heart is filled not only with love, but also with suffering – past and present. He is seeking a bride who will really live out the bridal state, whose heart will beat with His, who will bear things with Him, who not only suffers through her own afflictions, but also suffers His afflictions with Him, who in reality enters into the fellowship of suffering with Him. Only she is a true bride who is concerned about His concerns – about the needs of His people and His Church and the things which hinder His dominion among the peoples.

For Him the bride is the soul who suffers with Him and who is prepared to do everything to alleviate His sufferings. She seeks ways through sacrifice and prayer and does her utmost to ensure that the things which trouble Him may be changed. She labors so that He may be honored where He is not now honored, that He may be feared where He is not now feared. She strives to lead back to God the people who are not living according to His commandments and statutes, and so she comforts His heart and makes Him happy. She spends her life for Him and suffers until she has loved souls home to Him by whom they can be saved, until people set themselves under His dominion and begin to love Him. Not until her Bridegroom is comforted will she be satisfied. The bride keeps asking Him: „How can I comfort You?”, and in the quietness the Bridegroom will tell her what grieves Him. She will go with Him to comfort Him.

Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. That is why He is not satisfied when we simply set ourselves under His dominion and give Him slavish obedience. He wants more – He wants our heart, our very hearts blood. As the Bridegroom, He asks: „How much am I worth to you? How much can you sacrifice for Me? Can you give Me your beloved children? Can you give Me father and mother and friends? Can you give Me your home and your native land out of love if I ask for these? Will you go anywhere I call you to serve, and lead to Me the souls for which I hunger? Can you sacrifice your honor, your strength, your longing to be loved, your deepest secret wishes for Me?”

Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. He waits for His bride. He does not seek to force love; it must be spontaneous. He knocks softly on the door. He waits until someone opens it. He stands behind the door and looks to see whether His bride will open up and come out to Him (Song of Solomon 5:2). His eyes follow her sadly if all day long she is busy and in a hurry, if she goes about everything quickly and vigorously and yet spiritually is becoming estranged from Him, because she is completely engrossed with her work and earthly business.

Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. His ardent concern is to impart His likeness to His bride so that she too may radiate divine beauty and be adorned with many virtues. He works with specials care, loving care for His bride. He guides her and leads her along paths of chastisement, for this will bring her to where His is. He dreams of the full beauty that shall be hers. He loves her too much to suffer her to have any „spots” or „wrinkles”, because she is His bride. Full of pride and joy, His loving eyes beholds her as though she were perfect. Through the power of His blood He, the Almighty, can bring her to the perfection of divine beauty.

Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. So He stands as a Protector besides His bride. He is intent upon protecting her from all who may want to harm her. He strives on her behalf. To be a bride means that one is no longer alone. It means that one has an intimate partner who lives for his bride, and to do everything that he can for her. So, Jesus, the Bridegroom, lives to do everything for Him bride, to help her in every situation, in every need, in every impossibility. She is no longer alone. Jesus is true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. He is waiting in heaven for the day when His bride will come to Him so that He can be united with her for ever. He seeks her in unending love.

I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In steadfast love, and in mercy. I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness; And you shall know the Lord. (Hosea 2:19-20).

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Mesajul Lui…

Aseara in timp ce vorbeam la telefonul fix, mi-am facut ordine in mesajele din telefonul mobil, si ajungand la mesajele trimise, am gasit un mesaj care nu era trimis ci doar salvat, care mi-a atras atentia pt ca nu stiam de existenta lui. L-am deschis si am ramas socata. Pentru cateva secunde nu am inteles cum a ajuns acel mesaj in telefon la mine, dar mi-am amintit vag ca in noaptea precedenta am intins mana dupa telefon care se afla langa un scaun de langa pat, si am tras concluzia ca atunci am scris mesajul, dar nu eram constienta, visam. Habar nu am cum am scris ce am scris, stiu doar ca am un mesaj in telefon care arata asa “Mesajul Lui:iubiti-va”

 

Cu L mare cu doua puncte si cu liniuta. Inca sunt socata. Nu e nimic de comentat pe marginea acestui mesaj, e simplu, il intelege oricine.