Sunday, November 8, 2015

Love Love Love

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What is it that you truly love? Have you thought about it lately?  Or, think about this.....Who do you love? How are you when it comes to actually showing your love? Maybe you don't have an answer to that.  I grew up in church and God has been a big part of my life. I love God, and I know that he has changed me and made me a new person. But, I wonder if I always show him the love.  I mean, does God always knows how much I love him? I do truly love him, and do my best to serve him.....but I don't know if I always let him know how important he is to me.  Okay, don't look at me that way, just hear me out!
Let me explain it this way. I decided that since going back to work I should get up early and spend time with God before everyone wakes up. I made my plan and was excited to get going. I set my alarm for 5:30 and got up when it went off. I came downstairs so I could turn all the lights on and make coffee in prep for my time with God. I poured a cup of coffee and sat down to get into the presence of God. Then, all the sudden I realized I should get something out of the freezer to thaw out for dinner. After completing that task, I sat back down and got settled in. As I opened up the Bible, my very needy, dogs decided they needed to eat breakfast. I guess they thought since I was starting my day earlier, they should too! I fed them so they would stop whining at me and sat back down to spend some time with God. Just as I was starting to pray, the dogs have decided they need to go outside......Do you see what I'm talking about?
In January my husband and I will celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. As I think back to when we were dating, I am reminded of just how much he pursued me. My husband lived about 5 hours away, but he managed to drive to see me every weekend and any day he had off. He made me a priority! Even though it was winter in northern Illinois, and that meant that he would have to drive his Dodge Daytona through treacherous conditions to see me. I knew my husband loved me because everything he did told me so!
Just as my husband (well he wasn't my husband then...) showed me how important I was by making time with me a priority, we should do the same thing for our Savior. God deserves the very best of our attention, not what we can scrape up because we don't have anything else to do!  Right!?
Psalm 63:1, 3-5 says, "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. 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."
As I was praying this morning I found myself singing over and over....."my soul longs for you, my soul longs for you, nothing else will do" I couldn't remember the rest of the song, but this said all I needed to say. What I have found is that as I pursue God more, I want to pursue him more......I find myself longing more and more for time with my God.
You see, his love is better than life! I want to praise him as long as I live!

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