Falling In Love Again

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love never fails." I Cor 13:4-8
Hope everyone is staying safe and warm this week as we have seen much weather come in. I was thinking about what to write and couldn't escape the message "Falling In Love Again" that Pastor Tim spoke on Sunday.

Think about the time you met your spouse/mate for the first time. The countless hours you poured in to getting to know each other. You learned about their likes, dislikes, heart, passions, dreams, heartaches. Now think about the first time you fell in love with Jesus. How much time you spent just loving on Him, talking to him, and reading about Him. You KNEW His voice and most importantly, you knew His heart. In knowing His heart, you knew His love for you and how to truly love others.

I will relate this to my life. If I do not continually lean on God for everything, I will fall short every single day. In the way I love my kids, my friends, my spouse, how I work, or lead, in every thing. There are some days were I don't feel like my love offers any of those things in the scripture above. Why? Because I am human and if I am distant from the one who IS love, how will I be able to operate IN it. We will continue going through life struggling in all relationships if we aren't seeking the one who created it himself. We end up trying to find our value in the way people love or treat us, and because they are humans like us, they will fail sometimes. If we don't seek to find our joy, love, hope, and strength from God, our love tanks are completely empty and we have nothing left to give. It is time to fill up those tanks.

God is desiring your heart to come back to Him again. He doesn't want you to do this on your own. All you have to do is give it all to Him. He wants you to know His heart again. The one that is patient, kind, giving, selfless, forgiving, slow to anger, faithful, unwavering, and one that never fails us. After seeking His heart and falling madly in love with Him again, we will then be able to love others with that SAME love.

Dear Heavenly Father, I need you. God I am so sorry for not spending time with you. I am sorry for always trying to do life on my own when I know I need you. I know you are the only way my marriage will last. I know you are the only one that can give me wisdom on how to raise my kids. I know you are the only one that can give me wisdom when in comes to business and finances. I give it all to you. I love you. Please take my whole heart and consume me with yours. In your son's name, amen.