Thursday, August 30, 2007
While so many young maidens long for romantic relationships,
few realize that it’s already there!
We are loved with an Everlasting Love,
and our ‘Prince’ is waiting for us with His arms open.
We long for someone who loves us, understands us, listens to us,
protects and cares for us – is crazy about us!
As I mentioned in a previous post,
this is a good desire… a God-given desire.
Doesn’t it only make sense that the One who instills
these desires knows how to fulfill them?
What is important to realize is that marriage on Earth
represents our relationship with Christ.
Everything that we desire in marriage,
we have completely in the Lord!
A while ago I was searching for some ideas,
and came across a ‘Divorce Proofing Your Marriage’ list
and got some ideas of how to fall in love with Jesus.
I altered some of the list and added some of my own to fit my subject.
§ Make our relationship the most important thing.
§ Go the extra mile to serve.
§ Be a good listener –
read His ‘Love Letter’ to us. (the Bible)
§ Spend quality time alone with Him –
Just go to a quiet place and talk with Him. Have ‘dates’ with Jesus!
§ Say “I love you” a lot –
frequently tell Him of your love and affection.
§ Make Him our best friend.
§ Praise, and not criticize –
don’t complain or be angry with Him when something didn’t
go our way; rather thank Him for what He brings upon us.
He uses troubles to draw us closer to Him.
§ Be quick to ask forgiveness.
§ Go places / do work together –
do things with Him, keeping Him in our mind and talking to Him.
I frequently find myself just talking out aloud to Jesus…
He’s really there and does listen!
§ Give gifts to Him –
surrender what He asks for (our time, talent, etc...).
§ Look the best we can for Him –
He is a neat and orderly God. When I get dressed, I like to think,
“Lord, what do you want me to wear?”
§ Tell others about Him –
A bride-to-be has trouble finding anything else to talk about
then that she’s getting married, and all about her fiancé!
How much more should we tell others about the One Who has won our heart!
§ Take an interest in things that interest Him –
Funny how a girl ‘in-love’ starts to take interest in her
‘special someone’s’ interests, that, maybe,
she never really thought of before! – “Study” Jesus.
Get to know Him better and enjoy the things
He does as well as despise the things He hates.
Falling in love with Jesus isn’t some make-believe fantasy…
it’s not just something to help us ‘survive’ until a husband comes along.
Knowing Jesus… it’s a real thing – He’s not a ‘pretend friend’.
He’s there… always was, is and will be.
“Delight thyself in the Lord;
and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
"Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest
the desire of every living thing."