It’s interesting how God reveals things to us to grow in different ways. Recently I’ve been show the character of God through the man I’m in a relationship with and it has been so beautiful to have these revelations and experience so much love.
God has time for me and is always listening.
This man will take as long as I need to air what I feel and what’s going on inside my heart and mind. This is where the title of the article comes from. He says to me “I’m your whiteboard” and he wants to listen to me and wear it all. He carries it and holds it (1 Peter, chapter 5, verse 7).
God is the same with our prayers - He is always listening and always has time for us. It’s like how Jesus takes all the heavy stuff from us at the cross and we leave it with Him, at his feet in prayer. We are lighter for it. Things are brought into the light and so much healing happens. We are set free. (Ephesians chapter 5, verses 13-14)
My partner is encouraging. He whispers encouraging things into my ear all the time. God also does this through His Word and the amount of hope and encouragement there, but this man will tell me throughout the day, in various ways, how he loves me and why, and he builds me up in love, the same way God does, with continually showing us our infinite value to Him (Ephesians chapter 3, verses 17-19).
My partner shows his love for me in making sure my needs are met and I feel supported (Psalms chapter 23, verse 1). He cares and shows it. He asks and checks in, he leads in keeping me close to him.
He always extends his hand for me to hold it. He is romantic. He is always present and available. He is stronger than me in a different way than I am in my own. He makes me feel safe (Psalms, chapter 91 verse 1-16).
He challenges me in loving ways that build me up. I am working on building more confidence and he pours so much into me, that it happens naturally (Philippians, chapter 1, verse 6).
“He binds up my wounds” (Psalm chapter 147, verse 3) When I worry or react in a fearful way, because of wounds of the past or stuff that I’m working through, he is gentle with me, he is understanding, compassionate and he assures me. He leads me through things in love.
He looks at me with love. I can look into his eyes and see that love. He cares for me tenderly and is protective. He doesn’t hold my difficult and traumatic past against me. He loves the story that has been overcome (James chapter 1, verses 2-4).
He is attentive. Noticing my body language and how I feel. It can feel like he’s able to help me before I have been able to bring something up or fully articulate it. He notices and cares. He encourages discussion. He goes ahead and covers me on all sides, the same way God does (Psalms 139, verse 5).
Freedom in love
There’s always things to navigate within a relationship, but he communicates so well that we somehow move through difficult things. It seems a big part of that is just having space to talk and being that safe place to share everything.
God does the same thing with prayer and giving us grace and not judgment. This goes back to being my “whiteboard” and the freedom in expressing everything.
I have all these fears that get in the way too and somehow his love blasts through them. Just like Gods love does. The growth and sanctification in moving through fears and challenges is freeing (1 John chapter 4, verse 18).
There’s a beautiful vulnerability in love - In our relationship with others as well as God and it takes honesty and awareness of our experience and challenges and feeling safe to express them. There is freedom in love (John chapter 8, verse 36).
Diana Fowler is a full-time mother, residing in Adelaide, South Australia. She spent the majority of her life as an Atheist, before being drawn into popular New Age spirituality in 2012. In 2016 she started attending Church as a New Ager, but after many undeniable experiences, came to know Jesus as Lord and the one true pathway to God.
Diana Fowler is a full-time mother, residing in Adelaide, South Australia. She spent the majority of her life as an Atheist, before being drawn into popular New Age spirituality in 2012. In 2016 she started attending Church as New Ager, but after many undeniable experiences, came to know Jesus as Lord and the one true pathway to God.