Addicted to Love.

By
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty RS176746L

 Each night as I prepare for sleep and crawl in to the warmth and softness of my bed the anticipation of my night of romance begins.  Slowly and methodically, particularly and intentionally, I prepare myself for the King.

 Like Ester, my bath water may contain the oil of myrrh, frankincense, lilies or roses.  (My thoughts return to a special moment during a time of intense worship that the oil of spikenard was revealed to me -- the scent remained for a season).  As most women do we have a nighttime routine of perhaps moisturizing every dry soft on our skin or delight in the spray of a light fragrant mist as a finishing touch.

 With window candles lighting the way to my bed, I pull down the freshness of the sheets and settle in for some romantic evening!  The King's been waiting for me simply hovering gently in my room, when I finally present myself to Him... my Husband, the One who is faithful and ever present and loves me beyond compare.  I say to Him, "Father, I am here"  and behind closed doors in "the secret place" He responds, "I know daughter."

 'O, to bask in the beauty of His Presence with my eloquent Prince, a Friend indeed who delights in the pleasure of my company!  Today I heard Him sing over me and tell me, "You are the apple of My eye."  Despite human failures throughout the day, He loves me regardless.  Wearing many hats and adapting to various personalities I can finally be myself with Jesus.

 As amazing as it is, the experience that in His presence I have all that I could possibly need is overwhelming.  I find myself captivated by His love.  I'm not a wealthy woman by worldly standards nor do I possess power or prestige.  Fame and fortune may never be mine and the seasons of my life remain challenging.  But one thing I am certain of.  His unconditional, limitless and extravagant love for me never changes.

GBY!  Barbara :) 


- This biog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "The Secret Place" -- if it has sown a blessing into your life please consider sowing back into the ministry at the website link below:

www.hope2007.org

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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Good morning Barbara -- that was absolutely lovely. It made me imagine that one of these days down the road I'm going to be reading a very nice inspirational novel written by B.R. I bet a publishing house like Zonderan would pick you up if you ever got around to writing it... ;) Enjoy your day. Regards, C.

Jun 06, 2008 11:20 PM #1
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BARBARA RIES
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty - Lititz, PA
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Thank you Carol -- how God leads in my writing I will follow for His glory.  Jesus writes such a beautiful love novel -- no one else can compare!  God bless you today and every day as you seek Him and His love.  Barbara :)

Jun 06, 2008 11:22 PM #2
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Gary McAdams
GMAC Schwartz Property Sales - Key West, FL

That was great.  I didn't know where you were going for the first two paragraphs but I catch on slow.  I was thinking "This is weird" then I got it.  Thank you.

Jun 07, 2008 12:10 AM #3
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Steve Homer
The HBH Group (Keller Williams affiliate) - Round Rock, TX

Barbara:  This was wonderfully written and inspiring!  Thank you for sharing it with us!

Jun 07, 2008 12:33 AM #4
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BARBARA RIES
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty - Lititz, PA
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Thank you for visiting Gary and for your post. I appreciate both.  Barbara

Jun 07, 2008 02:43 AM #5
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BARBARA RIES
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Hi Steve:  I am glad you were inspired.  Thank you for your thoughts. Barbara :)

Jun 07, 2008 02:44 AM #6
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Chuck Carstensen
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That is the type of writing that more people need to hear Barbara...many people dont feel that love. Awesome!

Jun 07, 2008 04:19 AM #7
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BARBARA RIES
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty - Lititz, PA
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Hi Chuck:  Thanks for your post ... and wow! ... imagine what the world would be like if they did.  Barbara :)

Jun 07, 2008 05:30 AM #8
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Thanks for your communications these past couple of days, Barb.....

This is a very nice post about how you end your day...I almost feel I know you a little bit....

Thanks!!

=-)

Jun 07, 2008 07:54 AM #9
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BARBARA RIES
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty - Lititz, PA
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Hi Alex:  Thank you for the post.  And not a problem!  My hope for you and for everyone walking through difficulty is that there is restoration.  And if not, that you can move forward and receive the healing power of Almighty God during this trial. Barbara :)  

Jun 07, 2008 08:50 AM #10
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Healing is where I am at, sis...and healing is what is happening...I actually THINK my wife and I will become freinds...strange as it may seem......

Prayer and listening to the Lord does wonderful things!!

=-)

Jun 07, 2008 09:46 AM #11
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Karen Gentry>>Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Professional
RE/MAX Excellence-Charlottesville VA - Charlottesville, VA

Wow, that was one of the most beautiful posts I have seen.

Jun 07, 2008 10:41 AM #12
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BARBARA RIES
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty - Lititz, PA
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Alex: That is awesome. Glad to hear this womderful testimony to God's faithfulness.  Barbara :)

Jun 07, 2008 11:00 AM #13
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BARBARA RIES
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Hi Karen: Thank you for the post.  When Jesus is the subject everything is beautiful.  God bless you and thanks again!  Barbara :)

Jun 07, 2008 11:02 AM #14
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William Feela
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Nicely written.  If there is only one person to addicted to God would be my choice

Jun 07, 2008 11:09 AM #15
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BARBARA RIES
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William:  Thank you for your post.  I couldn't agree more! Barbara :)

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Terry Rasner-Yacenda
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Hi Barbara -- your love for Our Savior is electric, or is that ecstatic, or is that effuse, or is it emblematic of your faith?  God bless you, and thanks for expressing something many of us feel in such a wonderful and artistic way!

Jun 08, 2008 02:37 PM #17
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BARBARA RIES
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Hi Terry: He is so worthy of our deepest affections.  Thank you for visiting and for your post.  Barbara :)

Jun 08, 2008 10:31 PM #18
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BARBARA RIES
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty - Lititz, PA
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-- Every day I am more amazed than the previous one, of God's great love for me.  Just last night I had the incredible and delightful opportunity to talk about His love to a brother in Christ.  I can't tell you what that means to me.  Whether in ministry, in business or at leisure the Lord's faithfulness in using His children to be a light of love never dwindles.  If you want to learn God's love spend time with Him in "The Secret Place" Psalm 91:1 -- take time from your day to set yourself apart from the world and to draw near to Him.  As sure as I know Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, is as certain as I can attest to the fact that He is waiting to meet you there.  Barbara :)

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