Jul 19, 2017

Posted by in Awesomeness, Fruit For Thought, G.I.G., Goals, Love | 1 Comment

Relationship Goals

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Goals

 

Have you ever looked at a couple and admired their chemistry, their affection, and just their image as a whole (how they carry themselves together and how they speak of each other when they’re apart)? I’m sure that admiration inspired you to make them your goals role model. I know I’ve done that before, but lately, my goals inspiration has come from a love I’ve read about, not seen. There was one chapter that was so good that I bookmarked the page so I could re-read that part over and over again. I even wrote on the page, “That’s how I want to be!”

 

In that perfect relationship, I noticed that there was one that was less deserving of the other’s love, and I could honestly identify with that person best. So, here’s their words to one they’re in love with (and desires to love more):

 

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely… -Psalm 63:1-8 NLT

 

The part that really got me was, “I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.” Wow! I really enjoy my sleep, but there have been nights when I couldn’t sleep because something or someone was heavy on my mind. Fear, anxiety, insecurities, and even butterflies have all managed to “rob” me of my sleep, but has God? Have I ever allowed His promises to weigh so heavy on my mind that the thought of them prys my eyes open in the middle of the night? Have I ever let His words sink so deep into my heart until the sound of His truth beating within me wakes me from my slumber? And, once awake, have I ever let His presence entice me more than going back to sleep? I would love to say yes, but the answer is “No, not yet, but this is one of my relationship goals.” **G.I.G.**

 

P.S. – Sometimes it pains me to think that I’ve given people and things attention and affection that I’ve withheld from God. Currently re-prioritizing…

 

P.P.S. – I wrote this post last week, and I’ve since had a night like this. It was so sweet and beautiful (I was full of so much joy), and I didn’t regret the lack of sleep the next morning…looking forward to more nights void of sleep and full of Him.

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  • the godlover1

    I am in GREAT awe and amazement at the words in this passage of scripture. I can honestly say, that I have had nights like this. God’s love is like no other and cannot be compared to anything else. My prayer is that I will have many more nights and moments like this with the Lord!