To Be Loved…

Happy Wednesday!

Last night I was watching an LMN movie with my wife, just before we went to bed (ok, so I admit this). During a commercial, Emily looked over at me with the prettiest smile of her life and said, “You’re a good husband Charlie. I love you.”

Then before I could say anything back to her, she gazed into my eyes like she wasn’t finished, and she said, “I’m SO happy I married you. You make me happy. Thank you for giving me a good life.”

Of course, I never feel like I’m a good enough husband because I always want to become so much better. Emily deserves the moon if she wants it. She is an amazing person, way out of my league, a blessing I never deserved. After 20.5 years, I’m still crazy about her just as I was when we first dated at 15 and 13.

Besides my relationship with God, my family is everything to me. I want Emily to lay her head down every night with a carefree smile-because she is loved like few women in the world. I want her to lack nothing because she has everything-the completeness of God’s love and mine! I want my kids to wake up every morning and charge into their future with the confidence of their fathers love. I never want them to doubt it, even when we are disagreeing about something.

Love makes the difference. One moment like that one last night can break the strongest chains!

We can’t even predict what a person is going to become until they are truly loved. And sadly, so many are not.

Today, I am praying for every person I know… that you will fully experience this kind of love-God’s love, and the sincere love of another human.

Last night, something very big happened in my heart when Emily said those things to me. She changed my life in thirty-seconds! That’s the power of LOVE.

If you are loveless at the moment, don’t let this blog discourage you. Dream. Believe. Don’t let your past become the paradigm for your future. Get a new lens, venture on a new quest-the quest for love. Start with God’s love. Stop holding back, get closer to Him than you’ve even been before. God is defined as LOVE.

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. (1 John 4:7-12 NLT)

My wife would not know LOVE if she did not know God. Here is a great song for this topic! Brandon Heath, Your Love.


Do you need to be far more positively effected with God’s love today? Draw near to God and He will draw near to you! (James 4:8)

Is there a person your circle who needs your love today? Stop holding back! Emily has been a good wife to me, she’s always made me feel loved… but there was something very special about how she said it last night. Does this make sense?

Express your LOVE extravagantly! You really do possess the power to change somebody’s life in 30 seconds. There are people in your reach who are desperate for LOVE-more desperate than it might seem. Please, hurry up and do it. Just like John said, “No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.”

I’m praying for you. Have a beautiful day. With much love…

Chuck Balsamo


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11 thoughts on “To Be Loved…

  1. Pastor Chuck,

    Thank you for sharing this today! I am beyond words to say in response. I feel the same way with my fiancee. Its a blessing to get some divine reassurance from this blog. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…it's been a rough week, but compared to how I felt when I was well, I am genuinely happy and more content these days…my inner being was "empty" when I thought "I had it going on". Having said that, I know now that contentment comes from wisdom put into action.

  2. Ok, I don't even know you and I have decided that I want to meet a man who is like you! Can you be cloned? LOL!

    Sounds like both you AND your wife are very blessed by God, and blessed by having each other.

    • Haha, I’m not all that great Shelley, but I really want to be. I think that is a key to improving… strong desire with corresponding positive action. Thank you for the encouraging words!!

  3. Awwwww! That was soooooo sweet! WOWWW! This blog is so incredible and sweet! You guys are such an awesome couple to have as pastors. We are so blessed. There aren’t many couples that give hope but you both sure do:)
    Have an awesome day:)

  4. That was beautifully well said! I felt the teaching of the five love languages in there too! Emily spoke to you your love language that night which made all the difference. If we all learn to know and operate in each others love languages we can really reach our loved ones with our love! Thanks for sharing ! Have a beautimus day!

  5. This is such and inspiring word and you are such and inspiring person! Thanks for your anointed words and being a dreamer!

    • Hazel, your comment is inspiring to me! Thank you for taking the time to say hello!! I hope we stay connected for a very long time, I'm praying for you this morning!! 🙂