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Reckless Love

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Ok, so here’s a short story time…

The title “Reckless Love” has been on my blog topic list for weeks… probably months now! I’d heard Israel Houghton’s rendition of the song  Reckless Love“, immediately I fell in love with the song and instantly it was downloaded, went on my repeat playlist AND became a blog topic. One day, I knew I would write a blog about it because the song resonated with me so much when I first heard it and it still does every time I listen to it. I had already been having thoughts of things that I wanted to say whenever I did actually write it. Fast forward to Sunday, October 28th, before I went to church, one of my sisters posted a picture of this song from her car radio onto her SnapChat. I commented on it like “OMG sis, I LOVE THAT SONG!!! One day it’s going to be one of my blog topics!” Now after talking about it, the song is now in my head, so I listened to it on my way to church that morning. Same Sunday, church service is underway and my brother-in-law and the praise team start singing THIS SAME SONG!!! I couldn’t believe the irony and I’m not that big on coincidences either. I’m gawking is disbelief in my head, while jamming out to the song with them! I’m also thinking, first of all, “Sis is never going to believe this when I tell her!” So I take out my phone and recorded a SnapChat message of my brother-in-law tearing that song up and I send it to her. Second of all, “This must be a confirmation from God that I need to do this blog topic!”. So in the message I tell her, “well I guess this is my NEXT blog topic instead!” Now here we are today… And I’m finally writing this blog topic.

Ok, now let’s play a memory recollection game!

Step 1: Take a moment to think of the worst thing you’ve ever done in your life… No, you don’t have to say it out loud… No, you don’t have to share it with anybody else. The most important person already knows… Anyway…  It doesn’t matter how long ago it was, it doesn’t matter how big or small the thing(s) you did was. Got it in your mind?! Ok,Great!

Step 2: Now take a moment and think of the worse thing someone else has ever done to you. (This one may be easier than thinking of that thing you did) LOL. Think of that time someone crossed you, came at you the wrong way, disrespected you, broke your heart, hurt you in an way, mistreated or abused you in any form… You know, that one thing that you may still be harboring feelings about?! That time you said you’d NEVER forgive so-and-so because of what they did?! Yea that thing! Got it in your mind?! Ok, Awesome!

Step 3: Release both of those things right now… Like totally and completely let it go, love! Release any burdens of weight or pain that those things may have caused to you or others. Release any residual ill feelings or tear filled sleepless nights that you may still have associated with whatever happened. Regardless of what you did, no matter the outcome of what it was, irregardless of how badly you were hurt or mistreated, God yet and still loves you despite your actions AND He still loves that person who wronged you, despite their actions towards you.

  • Reckless- adjective. (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action

Now, let’s talk about God’s Reckless Love! Have you ever just sat in thought about your life, all of the things you have been through, all of the things you have experienced good/bad, all of your moments in life; the highs and the lows, every relationship that you’ve been in and out of, every ugly thing you’ve ever said out of anger (I can go on endlessly with this list…) and at the end of each thing, just say to yourself “yet Christ still loves me!”. It’s easy to think of and feel God’s love when we’re at our best, when we’re happy, when life’s grand! But it’s when we’re in the midst of our mess that we forget who God is. It’s in the middle of our ugly that we feel like Christ has forgotten and forsaken us. It’s in the eye of our storm that we think that Jesus has taken His eyes off of us! I dare to believe that is when He is loving us the most! In all honesty, those are the times that we’re in need of the most love right?! We feel like everyone loves us when we’re up, but often times we feel abandoned and alone when we’re down. One of the toughest words in our society is FORGIVE! Think about it! When we wrong someone, pride often times prevents us or prolongs our processes to ask for forgiveness. When we are wronged, pride also keeps us from or prolongs our process to forgive others. Then there are those people that never even think to ask for forgiveness. Likewise, there are those that never have the heart to forgive others.

  • Forgive- verb. to stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake; to cancel a debt; to have mercy. Synonyms- pardon, excuse, overlook, disregard.
  • Forgiveness- noun. the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven

Romans 5:8 says, “God shows His love for us, that while we were YET sinners, Christ died for us”… Meaning, while you’re in the middle of your mess, before, during AND after you commit any offense, whether you do or you don’t ask the offended for forgiveness, whether you do or you don’t have the heart to forgive your offender, God’s death covered the multitude of all of those sins BECAUSE He loved us then AND He still loves us now, irregardless of our own foolishness… So, question… Who are you to dare NOT to forgive someone?!?! Who are you to hold a grudge and say whether or not someone is deserving of your forgiveness?! In the same breath that you damn others, you’re damning yourself as well.

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgement you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you”- Matthew 7:1 & 2

Now back to God’s Reckless Love… If you ever just sat in your quiet space, in your own mind, alone with your interrupted thoughts or daydreaming like I quite often find myself doing, the thoughts of the magnitude of God’s love can literally WRECK you! I’m talking about having you all in your feels wrecked, ugly crying and feeling so undeserving. Many times I’ve found myself becoming tearful in gratitude of just how great God is. Thinking of just how much He really has to love me in order to just deal with me sometimes! LOL. I’m a mess y’all! And I’m not exempt from any of the things I’m saying. Heck, writing this I can think of a quick 5 people off the top of my head that I’ve held grudges against, didn’t forgive, cut off for one reason or another. Yet and still, God loves me! Why?! Because His love is RECKLESS!!! Because He see’s beyond my faults. Because of His matchless mercy. Ultimately, because of His glorious grace!

  • Grace- the unmerited, undeserved, unearned kindness and favor of God!

God’s love is overwhelming… His love is boundless… His love never ends… God’s love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out! There is absolutely nothing you can do or say to stop the flow of the love of God! God’s love is empowering. His love is all encompassing, unconditional and unwavering. God’s love is wrecking and reckless!

Does God’s unconditional, unwavering love toward us mean that we have a free pass to not ask for forgiveness and forgive others?! BY NO MEANS!!! “If anyone says, “I love God”, yet hates his brother or sister is a liar! For he who does not love his brother or sister who he has seen, cannot love God whom he has never seen!”- 1 John 4:20 

None of us are perfect, none of us are exempt from the law to love others as God loves us. I’ll be the first to say I was once the queen of grudge holding. Some people til this day may never know why and it was wrong of me. But I’m better for it. I’ve grown from it. Have I perfected it?! By no means… But my daily prayers is, “Lord, look into my heart and remove all things that are not like you, and replace them with all things that are. Create in me a clean heart God and renew a right spirit within me!” It’s never too late to change a character flaw (which is what having an unforgiving spirit is), until it’s too late to change anything. Don’t let your unforgiving spirit be the stake that hammers your coffin shut and determines your path to the afterlife. The decision is yours to make…

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God”- Romans 8:38-39

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Stay Loyal, Stay Royal!
XOXO
Freddie J.

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  1. This is a big problem for a lot of people! Forgiving! You hit it on the head sis. Holding unhealthy grudges can hinder you from your blessings! I too pray that God continues to dwell within my heart to forgive and love continuously. A person actions is deeper than the surface.

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    • You are absolutely right sis! I had thought of that while I was writing and forgot to write it! 🤣😂 Holding grudges definitely hurts you more than the person the grudge is against. I heard someone say once, it’s like you drinking poison and wishing it kills the other person! 😩🤦🏽‍♀️ Thanks for reading sis!🤗😘

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  2. Lord knows this is something I need to definately work on. I am not good with giving forgiveness and not any better at asking for forgiveness. I have learned that holding grudges does nothing but hurt myself. I prefer to let go of those toxic people. Maybe I am wrong for doing so but I feel like it’s a better alternative than to have all that hate and anger build up inside. I am also a fan of Reckless Love it’s one of my favorites on KLove!

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    • You’re not wrong in letting go of toxic people! It’s absolutely the right thing to do in order to protect your space and energy, as long as you letting them go also includes letting go of whatever they did to you and forgiving them for it. No one ever said that forgiveness meant we had to remain friends or I had to keep you close to me. I can forgive you and distance myself as well in order to not allow you to be in a position to hurt me again or require myself to be in a situation of having to forgive you for something else. Forgiveness is a hard pill to swallow at times, just start with prayer. Ask God to soften your heart toward those that wronged you, look into your heart and remove all things that are not like Him and replace them with those that are, create in you a clean heart and renew a right spirit within you, ask Him to help you be more like Him EVERYDAY! It’s a simple prayer, but over time you’ll see the change. 🤗😘

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  3. This touched in some many ways. If this was a post back in my “Pre Coming To Chris” day it would be me head on. I thank God for his Grace and Mercy for it has help me keep my peace and actions to myself and allowed him to handle all those who thought they had harmed me. I pray often that God create in me a clean heart. This blog will help keep in mind how Reckless Gods’ love is for me. Thank You Lord for the gift of writing you placed in my daughter. May she continue to be a beckon for you Kingdom building. Love you Fred

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  4. What a post!!! I often say I’ve forgiven people but after reading this post I truly haven’t because I still habor poor feelings against them! I thank you Lord for placing this amazing post on my best friend’s heart and I pray you continue to use her as tool for others to find their way to you!!! Love you Fred!!! Keep me coming and be patient with me as you know it takes me time to do things 🤦🏽‍♀️

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  5. Quite honestly, sometimes we just really need to stop and pray to God about the things we need help with. Pray to Him about those things we are struggling with, the poor feelings we are harboring against someone, that person that it’s being a little tougher to forgive, lift it all up in prayer, because sometimes it literally takes a mighty move of God to set things right and I’m order, including your heart! I love you too best friend! You know I’d never hold your delayed timing against you, because if anyone understands how busy you are or how much you have going on at any given time, it’s me!🤗😘

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