If you've ever watched a relationship blossom between two people,
you notice a pattern that is nearly always involved.
First, two people notice each other.
Something draws them together.
Maybe it's a character trait or a common interest, but whatever the case they "catch each other's eye"
all the sudden there's more than just an everyday kind-of feeling between them.
Then, they "start talking."
This season of a relationship is very important, because this is when the two people begin to realize just how much they care for each other.
If it's one-sided, things usually don't go any further.
If there's nothing deeper than conversations about everyday life,
then eventually the flame will weaken back to the original spark and finally burn out.
But if the "talking" leads to a deep connection between two people, then the relationship will grow from "like" to "love,"
and all the sudden life begins to change.
Thoughts about the other person begin to invade every other part of life.
Finding time to be together becomes a priority.......no matter what it takes in readjusting schedules.
Distance isn't a barrier.
Time isn't an obstacle.
Love has a way of making everything in life more bearable, more meaningful, more exciting.
While human love waxes and wanes as time passes,
the decision to push through the tough times together somehow deepens the roots of the relationship and creates a bond capable of withstanding the toughest storms.
The only difference between our human relationships and the one we have with God is this.........
His loves never wanes.
His faithfulness never comes into question.
He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Knowing and believing this changes everything about life.
When we fall in love with God by first noticing Him and then spending time with Him,
we enter into a relationship full of meaning and excitement.
The Bible says over and over again just how much God loves us and what He has done for us because of this love.
It also tells us that when we begin to love Him back,
He begins to show Himself to us. (John 14:21)
As our love for God grows, our love for mankind grows.
With this deep love for God, we begin to treat others with this new kind of love as we become more compassionate, more forgiving, more merciful, more patient......
We begin to have more joy every morning as we are excited to see how God will reveal Himself to us in this new day.
Life becomes an adventure rather than a chore.
Our "job" becomes a calling even when our job seems anything but glorious,
because suddenly God steps in and we begin to be Him to the world around us rather than just "us."
God created us in order to have a relationship with Him.
There are all kinds of things in this world trying to distract us, pull us away from, and cause us to give up on this love relationship with God.
As a matter of fact, the devil's goal is to pull you away from the One who loves you most.
Thankfully, God loves us so much that He provides a way out of every distraction and every temptation if we will turn to Him for help. (I Cor. 10:13)
He is jealous for us. (Deut. 4:24)
He loves us so much that He sent His Son to save us. (John 3:16)
And He loves us so much that He is coming to get us one day so that we can live with Him forever.
Until then, He wants to share life with us.
He wants to share life with you.
The good and the bad.
The wonderfully happy moments and the incredibly sad times.
He cares for you.
He hurts with you.
He rejoices with you.
He walks through every moment of time with you.
Today, as you venture out to face another day of life know and believe that NO MATTER WHAT your day holds,
you are not alone.
He is with you.
When we wrap our mind around this truth, we fall in love with God all over again.