By Angie Koenig
I see your heart, oh, fair one. I see your pain and I see your joys. The invisible scars etched on your face share the story of your life. You try to cover them, you want to keep them hidden, but you don’t realize how beautiful embracing those scars will allow you to become.
In this season of new beginnings, remember that each breath you are given is a chance to start anew. A chance to love a little harder, pray a little longer, and most importantly – come a little closer to the heart of your Lover. The scars will not scare Him away, because scars are proof that open wounds can be healed; they are a visible reminder that you have allowed Him close enough to heal them.
Resolutions will come and go, perhaps it is time to move past making resolutions and instead commit to a relationship. There is someone out there to whom you belong and He yearns for you, His beloved. (Songs 7:11) Will you keep Him waiting, or will you quench His thirst?
Do not be afraid, your Lover is gentle. If you find yourself burdened by the weight of your past mistakes or overcome by your present choices, allow Him into your life. Turn away from sin and look into the eyes of your Savior. There is nothing you’ve done that He doesn’t already know, through it all, you are always His. His mercy is greater than your guilt.
If you think a relationship with the King of Heaven and Earth is unattainable remember this, our King humbled Himself to become like one of us so we would realize how attainable and selfless His love really is. (Phil 2:7) He wants your heart, dear one, not just a part of it, your whole heart. Why do you resist surrender? Fix your eyes on His and allow yourself to be overcome by His goodness.
Look into His eyes and hear His voice calling to you, “Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one, and come!” (Songs 2:10) Only one question now remains – how will you respond to His invitation? I am praying for you dear sister, that emboldened by the Holy Spirit, you have the grace to say yes.
About the author:
Angie Koenig is a passionate follower of Jesus working her way through life as a Millennial. She is the youngest of nine children and embraces her role as a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Angie blogs about her love story with Jesus at www.spirituallyspokenfor.com. Currently she resides in Eau Claire, WI where she enjoys anything that involves coffee.
Angie, that was beautiful. Truly written by the Holy Spirit. Our readings in church have begun with “Beloved” and I know he is calling me. It is a beautiful song. I hope to answer it fully.
Yes, He is calling to you. How beautiful!
Beautiful Angie! Thank you!!
Thank you Beth!
Lovely, Angie. I love your invitation to reach out if we are “overcome by our present choices.” The sooner we turn to God, the better. Such a good reminder. Thank you.
Yes, I think many of us don’t realize how overcome we may be. Following the call of our Divine Lover brings us the clarity and guidance we need to move forward in holiness.
Thank you, Nancy. All praise and glory to the Almighty!
Angie, I am new to your work and can only say how gifted I feel that God directed me here. Thank you for your expressions of love and hope. You have inspired me to cling to Him who loves us to death. Thank you and may God continue His blessings on you and all your readers.
Thank you for the kind words! I am so humbled by the Father’s amazing love for me, that He enables me to use words to share His glory and His love with others! Below are additional writings I’ve done for WINE: