LOVE GONE FLAT?

April 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM 10 comments

bike with flat tire

The “Divine art” of Bicycle Maintenance

Last week, after some journaling time with the Lord, He showed me a picture of a leaky inner tube that desperately needed to be patched. And immediately I knew that it represented my heart.

Yet a couple of other things were also abundantly clear.

The first?

I saw that after many years, my heart was finally healed enough to be able to give and receive love freely. Hallelujah!

The other?

It was equally obvious that there were still pinprick holes in my heart which ”leaked” love whenever I experienced little slights or hurts – or even “perceived” rejection, such as feeling overlooked or overshadowed by others.

God also showed me that He was in the process of repairing those leaks.

Sometimes by patching them with tons of LOVE… 

Sometimes by putting them under water through VARIOUS TRIALS…to test for leaks!

HOW ABOUT YOU?

DOES YOUR HEART LEAK LOVE?

Are there times you “know better” – yet still can’t quite convince your heart you’re loved?

By others. By God? Or even yourself?

Do you need constant reassurance to continue feeling loved?

Has your inner tube sprung a leak? 

If so, you’re in good company.

Just about every human on the planet has a love deficit. Or is in the process of being healed from one.

So everyone’s inner tube has its share of leaks.

The good news???

The Bible says that God is the Master Repairman.

(okay, Great Physician…)

And one of the things He’s best at is healing broken hearts. In fact, that’s His chosen profession!

So maybe it’s time to rethink your current “flat tire” misfortune?

Maybe you’re not not sidelined cuz His love for you is less…

Maybe He’s just slowed you down to heal you more!

Maybe your circumstances aren’t proof He doesn’t notice…

Maybe they’re proof He can’t take His eyes off you, and leaves no stone unturned to mend you completely!

Just as a bicycle inner tube could never patch itself, we can never “fix” our own wounded hearts. 

But we CAN yield them to the Great Physician-Repairman, whose love for us NEVER FAILS, and allow Him to fill us up to overflowing…not because of leaks, but because of abundance!

SO IF YOUR LOVE’S GONE FLAT, NEVER FEAR…

The Great Repairman is well able to fix what ails you…and to put your tires back into “round” again!

Blessings,

Kim

Has God been healing the holes in YOUR heart? If so, please share your story with the rest of us. It’d be ever-so-good to hear from you!

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  • 1. Vonda Skelton  |  April 10, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    I LOVE this analogy, Kim! And yes, it’s sad how much emotional and physical energy we waste over hurts, perceived hurts, and feelings of not measuring up. If only we’d put all that energy into staying focused on what He’d have us do!

    Love you and your tender, healed heart…

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  • 2. Kimosphere  |  April 10, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    I love that, Vonda! Shift our focus from self-absorption to being absorbed in being about our Father’s business. Perfect!

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  • 3. shine2911  |  April 10, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    So love this! So needed the reminder today!

    Much love Kim!

    I love you, Lord , my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield [ b ] and the horn [ c ] of my salvation, my stronghold

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    • 4. Kimosphere  |  April 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      Glad you were encouraged!

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  • 5. Paul Aldrich  |  April 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Very good Babe! Way to follow through!!

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    • 6. Kimosphere  |  April 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      Thanks for the nudge!

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  • 7. margie houmes  |  May 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    You…are amazing! I love this! so fresh..so out of the box and most
    importantly…truth is spoken!
    I love you,
    Margie

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    • 8. Kim Aldrich  |  June 26, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Margie! I think YOU are amazing!

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  • 9. Ronda  |  May 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Hey Roomie! Have you been reading my mail? This is something God has been speaking to me about as well.I love the way He reaffirms truths to us through others. 🙂
    Love & hugs & blessings!

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    • 10. Kim Aldrich  |  May 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Or maybe you’ve been reading MY mail?! Good to hear from you, Ronda. Hugs back! 😀

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KIM ALDRICH

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Each new day offers a fresh opportunity to learn or languish, stagnate or grow. Like all sincere Christians, I face the ongoing challenge of finding THE GROWING EDGE.

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TEN WAYS TO LOVE

1. LISTEN without interrupting
(Proverbs 1:8)

2. SPEAK without accusing
(James 1:19)

3. GIVE without sparing
(Proverbs 21:26)

4. PRAY without ceasing
(Colossians 1:9)

5. ANSWER without arguing
(Proverbs 17:1)

6. SHARE without pretending
(Ephesians 4:15)

7. ENJOY without complaint
(Philippians 2:14)

8. TRUST without wavering
(I Corinthians 13:7)

9. FORGIVE without punishing
(Colossians 3:13)

10. PROMISE without forgetting
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