but sometimes that's hard. because i'm a girl. and as such, i want to be romanced. and then i remembered that i have a lover who knows romance like no other. and so i prayed this morning that god would show me his romance today. and he did, in a couple ways.
i prayed that prayer in the shower. when i got out of the shower and walked back into my bedroom to get ready for the day, i witnessed another gorgeous sunrise. and the birds were chirping. spring was definitely in the air. and in that moment i heard his gentle whisper: i.love.you.
and then this afternoon i went on my lunch break, and on the way back to the office, i turned the corner. the same corner i've turned hundreds of times before. when turning this corner, i go up a slight hill and at the crest of the hill is a stunning view of nashville's skyline. i've seen it countless times. but today, today it caught my attention in a new way. i was instantly reminded of how much i love this city, its people, and its music. and then he reminded me that he placed me here. he placed me in this city, provided me with a job, a home, roommates, friends, community, a church, and a love for music.
[sidenote: just as i turned the corner and saw nashville and thought of nashville and how much i love nashville, my ipod, on shuffle, started playing a song by seth philpott called.... nashville. how perfect. (sidenote's sidenote: you can get the song on brite revolution. check it out.)]
he loves me. he romances me. the gentle reminders of his love are there all the time. and when i realized that, i realized i prayed the wrong prayer this morning. i had prayed that he would show me his romance. but he already does that, whether i ask him to or not, whether i care to see it or not. what i should have prayed is that i would open my eyes and be more aware. and that i would love him back the way he deserves. he makes the birds sing, he makes the sun rise, he casts light onto the skyline of the city i love, he provides the perfect soundtrack. the least i can do is offer him my life.