Wednesday, October 22, 2008


"Every song you love, every memory you cherish, every moment that has moved you to holy tears has been given to you from the One who has been pursuing you from your first breathe in order to win your heart.God's version of flowers and chocolate and candlelight dinners come in the form of sunsets and falling stars, moonlight on lakes and cricket symphonies; warm wind, swaying trees, lush gardens, and fierce devotion." p. 116

"The culture of woman in the church today is crippled by some pervasive lies. 'To be spiritual is to be busy. To be spiritual is to be disciplined. To be spiritual is to be dutiful.' No, to be spiritual is to be in a Romance with God. The desire to be romanced lies deep in the heart of every woman. It is for such that you were made. And you are romanced, and ever will be" p. 127

"She's talking about going to church and singing hymns. Nope. Worship is far more passionate, far more abandoned. Worship is what we give our hearts away to in return for a promise of life. Some worship fashion; others worship a boyfriend or husband. We are really limitless in what we will give our hearts away to. Movies, food, shopping, gossip, you name it, I've bowed to them all." p.123

"What were the things that romanced your heart as a girl? was it horses in a field? Was it the fragrance of the air after the a summer rain? Was it a favorite book like The Secret Garden? The first snowfall in winter? Those were all whispers from your lover, notes sent to awaken your heart's longings. And as we journey into a true intimacy with God as woman, he often brings those things back into our lives, to remind us he was there, to heal and restore things that were lost or stolen" p.116

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