Let me begin with a story I once read about a Christian couple. Before their marriage, they were the best of friends. They used to laugh together, play together, go out with friends together and even more importantly, pray together.
They were individuals who were really passionate about God, passionate about the kingdom of God being established on Earth and they were willing to do anything to make God happy.
As a matter of fact, they took their personal relationship with God very seriously. As much as they loved each other, they wouldn’t trade their personal quiet times for anything.
Eventually, they got married. The first six months of their marriage was heaven on earth. You could literally walk into their home and know that the peace in the atmosphere was legit.
However, after the first six months, things began to get ugly. They couldn’t believe that they were capable of hating each other even to the point of wanting to get a divorce. Their marriage was on the verge of crashing until a mentor stepped in.
Thank God for the timely intervention of the mentor. The mentor helped them trace how love and peace evaporated from their home.
After their counseling sessions with their mentor and pastor, they soon realized they had become so busy that they had started to ignore their fellowship with their Father in heaven.
In fact, lack of fellowship with God was the reason why their relationship was on the verge of crumbling. They were stunned; they could almost not believe that their relationship was so dependent on their relationship with God.
Here is the lesson: if you really want to love your bae or boo, never take your love for God for granted.
If you think about this, it makes a whole lot of kingdom sense. Look at what Jesus said in John 15:9, “I have loved you even as the Father loved me. Remain in my love.” We all know just how much time Jesus spent with His Father. And it showed in how He related with people, including His friends and his foes.
Jesus told the Father to forgive those who crucified Him. That is an impossible thing to do on a normal, natural flesh level. How do you forgive those who murdered and insulted you shamelessly? It takes a person who has been with Love Himself, God, to do something like that.
So, if you really and truly want to love your lover, spend time with Love Himself. He will teach you how to love the first- Corinthians- thirteen way.
CONFESSION OF THE DAY
I love my boo or bae the God-kind of way every day.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, help me not to take my relationship with you for granted.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
John 15: 9: I have loved you even as the Father loved me. Remain in my love (NLT).
ACTION PLAN OF THE DAY
I choose to hold my relationship with God in high esteem.
1 Cor. 13: 4-7