Feb 14, 2011

I am Falling in Love...With God!

My husband and I have been reading through Francis Chan's Crazy Love together before bed.  And I must say this is an extremely good book - oh the convictions!  We are learning that we need to fall in love with God and we are starting to understand what that means and what that should look like. 

For those of you who are married, or even on the road to be, think back to when you first met.  Remember how you would grasp at any opportunity to be with your love?  Remember how just hearing their voice made your heart flutter?  A touch of their hand and you thought you'd melt away?  That nothing, not late hours, early mornings, lack of sleep, hours of traveling, long distance phone bills, or the like would rob you of precious time together.

Is that how you feel about God?

I know when I met my husband we were inseparable!  We would stay up until midnight or later, often on the days when I had to work at 5:30am, and gladly I did it.  On those rare times when we parted ways earlier in the evening it was only to go to our respective homes and tie up the phone for hours more.  I don't think we missed a day of seeing each other for about the first four months after we met and then we were married only seven months after our first meeting!

Is this how I feel about God?

I know that too often my time is not spent with Him, my focus can wain and my dedication is less then admirable.  If I was pursuing God as my spouse would He know it?  How often have I ignored the alarm and thus my devotional time for the day?  How many times have I had an extra hour, half hour or even fifteen minutes that I did not sit in His presence?

But I am...I am falling for Him.  It's a process, a day by day, moment by moment experience.  It's beautiful and scary all at once.  Falling in love with the Creator of the universe is not a trite thing and I mean to love Him in such a way...a way that leaves no question of who it is I truly love!  But I know I am unable to do it with out Him, that I can love Him but only through Him.  It is one of the many reasons that I love Him!

I realize that I need Him in every way and that my soul longs to be with Him!  I must give myself over to all that He is and fall head over heals in love with my Lord.  I want to glow with my love of Him, burn with a passion for Him, and live a life that is dedicated to Him! 

I think it's time I did some serious dating of my God, you know those palpitating heart, sweaty palms and doey-eyed ways that come in those early dating days.  I need to pursue Him like no other, I need to long for Him daily and I need to not be scared of what that may mean.  I have always loved God, but I realize now that it's being in love with Him is what is needed. 

So I plan on looking the fool, the love sick fool that is.  I will have that dreamy, head in the clouds look in my eyes, so that when people see me they know I am lost in love.  I will swoon at His word, I will spend hours thinking about Him and take time to show Him that I care.  He will be my Valentine, through all the days of my life, because truly, I am falling in love with God!


Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:25-26






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2 comments:

  1. just beautiful...may we all strive for that first love experience with our Savior.

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  2. Deuteronomy 6:5 says "And you shall love the Lord, your God with ALL your heart, and ALL your soul, and ALL your might." (capitals mine). Not some, ALL. That could sound like a tall order but when you look at it like a love relationship it becomes as necessary as food and water. Keep growing. You are amazing.

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