For my spiritual food, I listen to Walk in the Word. The teaching is Biblically based, and well, I like to relate it to taking a Bible class at Prov. So good.
And for their theme song, it’s a guy singing, and I really like his voice (so sexy!) and I wanted to find out who is singing! But how could I find out? There is no way, really to do so, so I just left it unanswered.
A couple months ago, WITW had a contest to re-do their theme song. I was kinda surprised, because their original theme song is so good! But today they said that they are not going to get rid of their current theme song (then why did they do the contest??? anyway..), which is by David Crowder.
I love David Crowder!! His hair is epic, and his music is amazing. So happy to find out.
How He Loves
Nothing special happened on my day off.
“Love is handing your heart to someone and taking the risk that they will hand it back because they don’t want it. That’s why it’s such a crushing ache on the inside. We gave away a part of ourselves and it wasn’t wanted.
“Love is a giving away of power. When we love, we give the other person the power in the relationship. They can do what they choose. They can do what they like with our love. They can reject it, then can accept it, they can step on toward us in gratitude and appreciation.
“Love is a giving away. When we love, we put ourselves out there, we expose ourselves, we allow ourselves to be vulnerable.
“Love is giving up control. It’s surrendering the desire to control the other person. The two — love and controlling power over the other person — are mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all of the desire within us to manipulate the relationship.” (Rob Bell)
To Sum Up.
1) handing your heart to someone and taking the risk that they will hand it back because they don’t want it.
2) a giving away of power
3) a giving away (of ourselves)
4) giving up control
In the surrounding paragraphs, Bell is talking about how God has given us (humans) His heart, risking rejection, giving away His power, giving away Himself, and giving up control. But, when I read it, I thought, if I am to love God, I have to give Him my heart, I have to take the risk, I have to give away my power, I have to give away myself, and I have to give up my control. God can’t love me the way He wants to, the way I really want Him too (despite all my protests!) without my love. And I can’t do it half-heartedly. I have to give away my whole heart, my whole self.
Last month, my friend and I were biking around Ezuko (a lake), and we stopped, sat under the trees, and talked for a bit. When we got up and were walking towards our bikes, an older Japanese man biked by, honked his horn, which sounded like a goose. My friend turned around to look at him, and saw his grinning face in a mirror he had on his bike. That was the best honking I have ever gotten!!