Godspeak through Douglas McDaniel
Excerpt for Chad Walter’s “Enjoy the Journey: a Tale of a Backpacker”
Boy , do I know exactly how this feels.
He loves her. And He tells her so. He desperately wants to treat her like the goddesses she is. He tries. She accepts. He wants her to be happy. But He is afraid. He doesn’t know how. “Be honest with me always,” she says. But her actual words are not so clear. They are full of fear. Fear of losing Him. But she doesn’t want fear. She wants love: Mutual, sustaining, heartening love. She wants a man who can be present to her greatness as well as his own. Who wants her to be her, just as she is. A man who does not want her to be something she is not. He is afraid. And so is she. Yet, she overcomes her fears. She takes a stand for Him and her. But especially for her. She stands for Truth, integrity, love, and mutual respect. She encourages Him to do the same. Through her words. Through her softness. Through her unwavering patience and appreciation for Him and his process. She loves. She loves Him unconditionally. At first she was afraid, experiencing feelings for the first time since she’d lost her first love. She was afraid to allow her heart to feel full. To feel ecstasy and pain. But this time, it will not lead her to numbness. It will lead her to Truth, understanding, and love for herself.
This time, it will lead her to a life filled with boundless, abundant, sweet and divine love.