By Dianna at http://www.wholefullybeautiful.com
What do we mean when we say I love you to another person? Are words enough? What about putting those three words, I love you, into actions to express your love to a significant other?
I personally remember what it was like to yearn for that special someone to hear them say they loved me. I am sure at some point in your life, you had experienced this as well whether it’s a partner, family member, children, acquaintance, or etc.
This leads to the question: What’s really missing in your core? In your soul when you experience this eagerness to be loved?
The answer is Jesus.
The eagerness behind it really is to show appreciation. To show ultimate love. To show what it means to be 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
You know what the odd thing about this is? Jesus has all these qualities. God has all these characteristics. What are those characteristics? It always protection, trust, hope, and perseverance as seen in Corinthians. How incredible is this? God is love and that is the basis and core of our soul and spirit.
It’s so unfortunate that sometimes our hearts are so eager to be loved by someone else that we completely forget about Jesus, the key to our heart. The key to our eagerness.
I remember there was a day in my life I was so desperate to be loved by someone I was seeing that it took over my soul. I was in constant distress, pain, and worst of all I fell away from the Word of God. The worst part of this was that there was no love, there was no God, and there was no bible. I had a long battle and unfortunately, I made some rash decisions and it let me to a worse stepping ground then where I was in the first place.
We tried to work it out but God kept falling through the cracks. It is just like in the bible where it stated that once you clear one place from demons, it will come back with seven other spirits into that area and ‘’the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.” (Matthew 12:45).
That night when I actually had to leave and I had the most unfortunate nightmare. I had a nightmare of this evil dark spirit hovering over me for years in my mind. There was a fortuneteller telling me that I had a demon and the demon whispered in my mind ‘’I’m here.’’ The shock and paralysis initially shocked my body in distress. After that night, I opened up my bible and asked for Jesus’s love.
I remember crying in my car asking God again and again about what the meaning behind this situation is and why God has put me through this battle?
The answer was to focus on Him. I picture him cradling me in his arms telling me everything is going to be okay. The sense of comfort and care is present just as a chick being gathered under the hen’s wings (Matthew 23:37).
What did I really learn about needing that love from someone who didn’t show me it? What it means to try so hard to fight for a relationship that the other person didn’t really show their affection? Well, it looks like my priorities were not straight. This is so important to remember.
That eager heart was meant for Jesus. That affection and that wickedness I went through should have been guarded by Jesus who I neglected and didn’t turn to when my heart was eager for love. It’s important to remember that Jesus died on the cross for us. He poured His heart out for us.
How can we forget that? How can we forget about our Eternal Father ready to welcome us into loving arms? That love that will last forever?
It’s unfortunate to know that many of us get so caught up in our idea of a ‘’perfect’’ relationship in our world that we completely put God to the side and expect that our personal relationships will work out to its best. How can it? How can you be blessed?
I think an important part of this is being intimate before marriage. How can we be blessed if we are doing this? As believers in God, it’s our job and duty to Serve the Lord first and then love each other, it says so in Proverbs 3:6. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
I pray that as you read this, that this will provide you a refreshment into eternal salvation in the Lord to help and guide you into the right direction. To provide you an eager heart towards God. He is ready to welcome you into a beautiful relationship with everlasting love. Not one worry. Not one tear to be shed.
Hi, I’m Dianna. A holistic enthusiast, an endometriosis activist, and the founder of Wholefully Beautiful. I am passionate for Christ. I let you focus on your own journey to becoming more in tune with your body, mind, and soul holistically with proper nutrition, everyday inspiration, and healthier home improvements. Check out more of my work at http://www.wholefullybeautiful.com!