Love is a word that is oh so difficult to define and oh so complex in nature, but I have finally figured it out. Love is God.
I know, it is cliché right? But the fact that it is a cheesy sentence does not make it any less true. God really is love.
I once believed that love was romance, just a chance
I even thought that love was for the lucky and the
I have always wondered what true love was. I always wanted to experience it, and often found myself searching for it in different guys. However, my search always led to disappointments and hurt feelings. I would often see others live in blissful relationships, and think why can’t I have that? Don’t I deserve to know what true love is? I had grown tired of the lust many guys my age had quite often confused with love and used to pursued me with. I wanted to experience something real! I wanted to have the type of love that did not return void but instead poured into my heart unconditionally.
….but I had yet to encounter that type of love.
Then I sat down, a little frustrated and confused
If all of life comes down to love
Then love has to be more than sentiment
More than selfishness and selfish gain
Well, I decided to take a break from relationships for a very long time and focus all my attention on God. Once I stopped searching for love from guys I was able to find true love waiting for me in the palms of God’s hands.
And then I saw Him there, hanging on a tree, looking at
He had arms wide open, a heart exposed
What I encountered during my alone time with God is hard to explain, but I began to feel that love I so desperately wanted in my life. I began to fill that warm fuzzy feeling when you know someone loves you inside and out despite your flaws, because although they dislike your flaws they love you. The crazy thing is God didn’t even see my flaws, He only saw that I had a heart in desperate need of love and affection and He gave me just that.
This is how I know what love is
Don’t believe me? Dedicate an amount of time (a day, week, month, year, etc.) when you are going to focus solely on God. The time you normally spend talking to your significant other (i.e. caking), instead spend it talking to God. Those random “I love you” texts you send to your partner, instead send up an “I love you” prayer to Christ. I promise it will be a lot more beneficial for you. Through my time with God, He has dramatically changed my life for the better, and I know what it feels like for someone to genuinely love me. But don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself…
Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord