Only God can fill our hearts with kind of love.

We spend years chasing things we think will make us feel loved. Chasing love outside the will of God invites so much into our lives that is the exact opposite of love. But everything this world offers is temporary, and will leave our souls dry, crying out to God, “I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land” (Psalm 143:6).
The kind of love our souls crave is lasting, eternal. And only God can fill up our hearts with that kind of love.
First Corinthians 13:4-8 is a picture of God’s perfect love. It is patient and kind. It does not envy … it is not self-seeking … it does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth … it always protects and perseveres. Love never fails.
This is not a description of what is inherently ours when we fall in love with a person. It’s a description of God’s love.
Because our souls were designed for God’s fulfilling love, if we aren’t staying closely connected to Him, our hearts will start to feel empty, Restless, Unfulfilled, and Parched.
Let us never think we are beyond being tempted. If we’re honest, we’re only a few bad decisions away from the same mess my friend is untangling herself from.
The kind of love our souls crave will never be found in the things of this world. Lasting, satisfying love will only be found when we stop chasing others or possessions, and thirst for the things of God.
Dear Lord, please help me see my relationship for the sacred gift that it is. Help me to remain faithful in a way that honors You and brings joy to my home. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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