Many of us want to find that special someone and get married. The other day, I was busy telling the Lord how I’m gonna be a super committed person towards my future spouse.
I’d give him that extra love and time, safeguard the relationship, protect it… I was thinking through this whole list of stuff when I heard God ask: “What about me?”
Love is intentional.
Wow. I realised that I had not thought about God in that way. How foolish I was!
Love is intentional. Why then wouldn’t I need to be intentional in my relationship with God? God would get jealous if I prized any other relationship before him. And for good reason, I belong to Him – I am His.
It hit me then, that to love God is to love Him by dedicating time to speak to Him, read His word and to hear from Him. If I could so easily promise a loved one that protected time, how much more should I be do the same for the Lord?
This encounter made made me question how I’ve been viewing God. I saw that I had desired the intimacy between a husband and wife without first prizing the intimacy between God and I.
I mean, what made me think that I could just be this loving and committed person if I could not even commit first to God? After all, God is the one who knows me with all my flaws, yet loves me through and through.
And in my opinion, it’s even worse if I seem to be able to be this loving, committed person without being first committed to God.
Because that would be missing the point of marriage – depicting the relationship between Christ and the Church. Marriage is powerful when a couple moves and serves together for God.
Let us guard our relationship with God so fiercely and protect it with much zeal, for it’s the greatest treasure of all.
Let’s not substitute God’s love for any other. He alone truly knows us and loves us. May He be the one our soul truly loves! And may we be like the Psalmist who thirsted for the Lord the most – nothing else will do!
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:1-8)
God, we are nothing without You, and You are our one true source of living water. May we never trade You for anything in this world.