I think today's Wednesday post might be the last one I'm doing for quite a while. After so many weeks of writing Wednesday posts (as Jess did her love languages series), it feels like there's really nothing much to write anymore. I suppose, the only thing is that, God still never fails to amaze me.
In a way, as much as our human relationships are complex beings nearly able to exist by its own, our relationship with God can be so much more than that. He, after all, created our human relationships. Also, our human relationships, could always in a way, reflect some aspect of the relationship between God and (wo)man.
I was just thinking about it in the shower, how when say we will start building a relationship up and start falling 'hopelessly in love', a lot of times beyond much rhyme or reason. (Perhaps explains for girls like the bad boys although they know full well that they are bad for them, although I personally like to believe that the good guys end last.) Very possibly at that point of time, the heart rules wayyyyy over the head, much persuasion at that stage could very likely not get us out of that state of being 'in love'.
I suppose the state of being 'in love' (I'm not sure why I'm putting 'in love' in quotation marks, but I think it'll sort out in a while.) makes us do a lot of irrational stuff. Perhaps when we were younger, to spend time with our lover and rebel against the parents, to say 'I will love you for the rest of my life' without truly understanding or meaning it, the likes. When we grow older, we fail to see why this jobless bummer is not the man for my life at this moment. Bringing it to the extremes, that state of 'I'm doing this because I love him/her' could lead us to pre-marital sex, changing our lifestyle to totally suit his/hers, or become an accomplice to a crime. (Don't laugh! I watch Crime Night and all that! It's true!)
God commanded us to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, strength (Matt 22:37), but it is not all blind. The most outward expression of loving God is worshiping Him, (and its not sing-song Sunday worship, it is the glorifying God every day of the week kind of worship) and in John 4, Jesus tells of how worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth, and not worship based on feelings and whatever I want to believe to be true.
Wouldn't that say that loving God/worship is but a sane, and conscious activity, since it has to be rooted from deep within and based on truth?
Perhaps then, when we bring this back to our human relationships, we might see a new perspective in how we might fall 'in love'.
I believe that the right love (for the man of my life) will resonate in us, not just the emotions on overrun. but something deeper - a peace within that transcends all understanding (Phil 4:7), a yes from my God-appointed authorities in my life, and knowing fully well that God has not been replaced as number one in my life.
I believe that it will be built on the basis of truth and the truth of God's word, will possibly not an entirely irrational thing (although I do acknowledge that God works in mysterious and sometimes humorous ways.)
Then maybe with all these as foundations, our emotions and love can flourish in a healthy way. And what you have will be a love story God authored. (:
Oh, and happy belated Valentine's Day. <3