You know how you have a longing to be loved? To be cherished and adored?
Well, I’ve come to a realization… God has that same desire.
God longs to be loved and adored… by you!
Think about it this for just a moment. We were created in His image right? (Gen 1:27) Part of that image is our emotions and desires.
Just as when you love someone you automatically want them to love you back. God feels that same way!
Yes, our Father loves us unconditionally. Without a doubt. But love has to grow and develop. And that can only happen through a relationship. Through time spent together.
Imagine being deeply in love with someone. You get married, and then after the wedding day you never bother to get to know that person further. I mean, you love them — they love you — what more do you need? Would that marriage develop? Would that love deepen?
What if the only time you spoke to them was when you needed something… “Hey honey, I need this.” “Hey honey, I need that.” “Hey honey… hey honey… hey honey.”
Would that get old?
How would you feel about being treated in such a way? Would you feel just a little annoyed?
Yet this is exactly how we treat our relationship with God!
We fall deeply in love and get married (Salvation), but after the wedding day, after the newness of what God has done starts to wear off. What happens? We get comfortable with God’s love for us and never bother to develop it further.
Just like the wedding day is just the beginning of a life together. The day you made Jesus your Lord and Savior is just the beginning of your relationship with Him.
You still have to develop it!
You still have to spend time to get to know Him on a deeper level!
Your relationship has just begun! If the only time you talk to God is when you need something or have a problem, then you need to make some changes… and soon. Your ‘marriage’ is on rocky ground — by your own doing. What marriage could grow under such conditions?
God promises in His Word that He will supply all our needs according to His riches and glory (Philippians 4:19).
Do you believe that?
I mean truly believe that?
Because if He’s going to supply all our needs… then, He’s going to supply all our needs. We don’t need to beg, plead, or whine. It’s just a fact. It’s just a bonus to being married to the King.
Image how a husband would feel if we constantly questioned his goodness, his will to provide for us. Especially after he already said that he would!
“Are you really going to take care of me?” “Are you really going provide for me?” “I just don’t know… my rent is due, I have a car payment.”
blah, blah, blah
Just get over it.
If you knew your husband at all you would know that he is more then able to make the car payment and rent.
Forget about all that. All that is irrelevant and just a distraction from what really matters. If you are questioning God’s will to provide, it’s because you don’t know His character, you don’t understand His goodness. It’s simply a lack of relationship. The lack of time spent together.
And that is our fault, not His.
I love those who love me,
And those who seek me diligently will find me. Proverbs 8:17 NKJV
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13 NLT
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. James 4:8 NLT
So there you have it.
Your relationship with God is in your hands. God is ready and waiting to show you a love that you’ve never known before.
You want that one-of-a-kind passionate love affair?
It has to be a two way affair. God showed His hand when He sent His Son. He said this is what you are worth to me. This is the price I am willing to pay for your love. God is already head-over-heels in love with you, but it’s up to you to discover it for yourself.
Are you willing to take the time — to make the sacrifices needed to develop this love affair? Because if you’re not, you are going to miss out on the greatest love affair of your life.