You’re Just Too Good To Be True

Humming ‘You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off you, you’d be like heaven to touch, I wanna hold you so much’ That’s what you do to me. I’m by myself singing and dancing to no music but just the thought that you want me and all you left to be…

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Humming ‘You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off you, you’d be like heaven to touch, I wanna hold you so much’ That’s what you do to me. I’m by myself singing and dancing to no music but just the thought that you want me and all you left to be with me, has made me a fool for you. You make me sing, you make me brave, my heart does that flip flop thing when you and I are together. Sometimes I just want to forget the world exists and do life with you because anytime I set my eyes on you, I know my soul has found its resting place. In Jerry Maguire, Tom cruise tells Renee that she completes him but I would disagree to that. You are what completion is about. You complete me.

I know you chased me for years, watching me each and every day when I ignored you or didn’t even realize you were there and wanted me this much. All my life, I have never known love this way. And then, you came as a whisper, you kept pulling the strings of my heart till I turned and saw you. Even when I did, I still could not recognize you. I chased after other lovers and other things that I felt could satisfy me because I felt you didn’t have what I wanted. I felt you were just there doing your thing and I could do what I had the capability to do. I didn’t understand what it meant to be faithful but I tried. Times when my heart went after another were the times I hadn’t experienced real love.

Do you remember that poem I wrote for you years ago? I remember being alone with you. I think you were beginning to pull my strings then because I look at that poem today and I wonder what part of me was so open and vulnerable to you. I’ve come to realize that it’s what you want. I can’t even form for you. Those days when I tried to hold on to my heart and you with your never ending love reached out and told me it was okay to become an open book before you. I was scared of what you would say or what you would think of me but you surpassed my expectations once again. I need not cower in fear but run with arms wide open.

You are the author of love. You were trying to teach me right then but I got carried away again because that’s what the world does, always wanting to take me away from you. Carly rae Jepsen sings run away with me but I smile because You have been telling me to ‘Come away’ with you the moment Jesus culture strummed the strings of their guitar and crooned the lyrics. Sometimes they sing and it’s like we are alone again. You just smiling down at me and steadying my heart in a world full of chaos. Once again, my heart recognized something, something familiar but you felt so out of reach. I was called to chase after you. I was born to stop at nothing till I have your heart. You saw me even before the world came to existence and you believed I was worth it all.

You stepped into time and space to be with me. You beautiful King whose face outshines the sun. You do not render that kind of affection to celestial beings like those gazillion angels you created. You poured yourself out for me, all of you to have all of me and I am going to do the same for you because that’s what love is about. Giving ourselves to one another.

I sat in church that day when you called out to me again. This time, it was Hillsong’s ‘Love on the line’ and the tears flowed again. That was when you chose our song for us. You whispered ‘Waltz’ and though I have never danced to a waltz before, I knew one thing. You were calling me to dance with you.

And so, we danced. Oh it was beautiful. Right then I saw your intentions for me. That dance depicts a leader and a follower. I was the follower and you were going to be my leader. When we dance, the rhythm is in place. I might not get it the first time, but each and every step, you are aligning my heart with your heart till we become one like when you said you and your father are One.

Those mornings when I spend time with you, for Bethel sings, ‘When you sigh, the wind becomes a sonnet, when you laugh, the storm around me ceases.’ Oh Jesus it’s so true. I only need to be with you and I forget everything else. I am crying and laughing at the same time. Your love has wrecked me and I am no longer who I used to be. I only need to bask in your grace and I see the fruits of your spirit manifesting – Love, joy, peace, self-control. The world and everything around me screams pleasure and oh, I have found sweet pleasure in you that even the world cannot measure up. David said, ‘In your presence, there is fullness of joy, at your right hand, there are pleasures evermore.’ Even the pleasure derived from a man and a woman being together intimately, you gave it, you created it. The brain that interprets everything, you made it function that way. So why won’t I run to you that gives such pleasure? Why would I rather waste time chasing the type that fades into the wind in a few minutes and is no longer there. The day it feels like my human nature wants to take over, I realized that crying out to you like Peter did instead of feeling I can do it on my own solves many problems.

Your love makes me want to tell everyone about you because each and everyone has a story and how can they reject this kind of love? They are not just a face among the crowd or some statistic. You know each of us by name, and you’re ready to build this intimacy with each and every one once they reach for the door of their hearts and open up to you.

The rest is history.

Love is not a heart shaped mess. Look around you, we have a world that seeks to chase after the love that does not originate from the author of love and it has left us bitter, broken hearted and at the mercy of one another on earth.

You wanna know what real love is? It was the day the Son of God hung on a cross shamed in public for the whole world to see reconciling man to himself, opening up a portal for us to spend eternity with Him. From then on, man had a choice to accept or reject such love. It is in accepting that we can learn to love one another irrespective of what they’ve done to us for it was what God did for us. For while we were still sinners, not while we were good, Christ died for us. I do hope you choose wisely.

Much love. xo!

Responses

  1. Chris
    Seeking God is the greatest adventure.
    Finding Him, the greatest discovery.
    Falling in love with Him is the greatest romance.
    – Unknown.
  2. Olayinka
    So that was for Jesus? So intimate. Too intimate in my opinion. Are you lovers with Jesus now? I thought the love between God and man was Agape not Eros abi wetin dem dey call am sef? In one breathe Jesus is a father and in the next breathe he’s a lover.
    Beautiful piece.
    1. Itunu
      Hello and lol intimate in your own opinion. Thank you for words. I really wish there was a way I could describe the whole love thing to you that it won’t make me look like I’m speaking Latin as it requires a certain depth in God to even catch a glimpse of how He rejoices over us as His bride aka for those in Christ. He is father, friend, savior, lover, gbogbo e. lol. Thing is, if you are familiar with the Bible and you allow the Spirit to guide you when you read Song of Songs, you will see beyond Solomon and the Shulamite woman. That romance right there was between God and Man. Us. No man can reveal it to you except God himself and He begins to draw you in. Subtle at first till you get to the edge and attain a certain climax with God. A reader on my blog once confessed to me how she’d attained a ‘climax’ with God and right there I knew what she was talking about. I could recognise it though I know I’m still at the edge.

      And the summary of this is when David expresses that-In your presence, there is fullness of Joy, at your right hand, there are pleasures evermore. Meaning these pleasures we see on earth are actually a counterfeit, a shadow of what the real thing is and this can only be found by those who want to delve deeper into God. Let’s look back at the intimacy between a man and a woman, who gives them the pleasure in the first place? From what I’ve learned so far, the brain is the greatest sex organ and so it all boils down to what you’re intepreting as pleasure. It’s the reason why some are drug addicts and sex addicts. God has made our brain function in such a way I fear His wisdom and knowledge and outstanding graciousness to be patient with us when we seek other sources aside Him. All he just needs to do is tamper with one chemical in our brain and we are just nothing!

      The trouble comes when we take pleasure outside His will or outside the context of which he designed it to be and the enemy of our soul who seeks to pervert the truth as always. The natural man has animalistic instincts to do what he pleases and that is where a Child of God will now choose which He will feed when he comes into Christ and He has been given the power to overcome his sinful nature. It’s now left to Him to choose between feeding his flesh or His Spirit that God has given Him. God gives pleasure and satisfaction in the life He has promised us. Thing is, not many are willing to take that process because it seems narrow, fustrating and just far away. But the moment you step in, you will forget the times you doubted or stalled and it would be so worth it. If someone had told me years ago I would find satisfaction in God and How he makes me feel like ‘Neo in the Matrix’ sometimes when I realize he’s the source that gives me life and makes me do things I cannot do within my own ability, I would have doubted it. Permit me to bring in a little science. lol. God’s Love is valid and reliable. It is forever sure. Much love dear. xo!

  3. Tommy
    This is such a beautiful peace. I pray you, I, everyone who comes across this piece lets go self, dives into His ready, unfailing Love and stays there forever. God bless you. 🙂
  4. DEJIDOPE
    This was Beautiful, I knew the person you were talking about couldn’t be a human being, was so glad when I got towards the end and realised it was JESUS you were talking about. GOD bless you.
  5. Toba
    Climaxed with this in praise, while listening to the Holy Spirit speaking through Nathaniel Bassey in Wonderful Wonder , especially from the “You’re amazing” part, and all I can say is I feel him, coursing through me his love, his fire, his breath on my Spirit.
    I can but only look back on a few years ago when I wondered if I could go far with him, now I only wonder how much farther it could be till he takes me, “Draw near to Him and I’ll draw near to you”, He says .
    I love him, I didn’t really know if I could understand this statement at first with Him, now I do and have no regrets for I know I can have nothing else besides or beyond him.
    Thank you Jesus , truly you’re my everything, help me to make my everything you.
  6. YD
    LOVE IT! there is nothing, absolutely nothing like Jesus’ Love! arrrgghh.. it runs deeep! words fail me.. beautiful piece. I Just knew it couldnt be love from human.. God’s love is PERFECT. *SIGH*
  7. Ray
    I read this because I saw the first line on twitter and that’s one of my favourite songs. I couldn’t stop reading. The way you used your words is amazing.

    This is the most beautiful Christian piece I’ve ever read. Whatever love makes you feel this way is one worth keeping. Lucky you.

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