But I have this against you,
that you have abandoned the love you had at first.
Revelation 2:4 (ESV)
FALLING IN LOVE
Lord, if I am going to fall in love with You
it will need to be as this
gnawing, unsatisfied hunger pang in my
side from which Your red words flow.
Mingled in the water I’m supposed to sip
but can’t, because I’m too busy writing
Your name over and over like a love sick girl
longing for the kiss of her true loves lips, or,
the hug from the best friend she misses.
It’s only a matter of time until it all grows cold ―
until then if I can close my eyes tight
I can feel Your heart beat inside like a
drum vibrating and burning deep love
against my ear. Just hold me Lord.
I don’t want to ever be held by anything
again that isn’t written by Your pen.
Prayers that emanate from a soul
longing for the love no other can hold.
Lord, I’m falling in love with
My one true love, first love, only You.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
There was a time when I couldn’t wait to talk with God. I couldn’t wait to open my Bible and read His words. It seems like such a long time ago and yet, I find myself there once again. Eager to snatch whatever time I can with Him.
I hate that life has gotten so busy. I want more than ever to have uninterrupted hours of prayer time and I long to read God’s Words until my eyes and heart are overflowing.
Right now though, in this season of my life, I have found that I must make a regular appointment time with God every day. I must find a time for just the two of us.
There is no one who can love us like God does. No one who can hold us and care for us as He does. No matter where we are, what we are doing, or how we feel, He loves us with such a special, everlasting love. And it’s the truest, most perfect love there is. Not even my husband can love me as much, as deep, or as unconditionally as God can.
Oh how much we miss when we don’t spend time with our First Love! I’ve started falling in love in my relationship with Jesus again. Valentine’s month seems like the perfect time to start a new relationship with Him.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.”
That’s a pretty deep love. Will you believe in Jesus and learn what it means to fall in love with Him today?
From My Heart to Yours,
For Further Meditation: Jeremiah 31:3; John 3:16;
1 John 4:1-11 (specifically verses 7-11); Revelation 2:4
Speaking of My True Love, this song by Plumb is the inspiration for this blog post.