What is love? It is generally defined as an intense feeling of deep affection. The world considers love to be nothing more than an intense emotional reaction or feeling. I am not satisfied with this answer. I am much more interested in the way God defines love.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist in its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Love is not a feeling, an attraction, an emotion; it is not liking someone. Love is moral character. Love is Jesus Christ.
How we act and treat others will either show the love of Christ in us, or it will not. Love is what we do according to the standard of God, and not what we feel.
Lust is not love, it is the exact opposite. It is selfishness and it is sin. True love is selfless. It shows kindness, patience, humility, and so much more.
C.S. Lewis says, “Love is not an affectionate feeling but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
Elisabeth Elliot says, “When obedience to God contradicts what I think will give me pleasure, let me ask myself if I love Him.”
Remember that “to fall in love with God is the greatest romance of all romances; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement.” ~ Raphael Simon
Don’t look for romance with anyone but the Lord. Don’t look for love in anyone but Him. If you place your heart in God’s hands, He will never let you down. He will sustain you, and if He sees fit, He will place your heart in the hands of a worthy person.
Love is not when you look into someone’s eyes and see everything you think you need. Love is to go to God, to pray, to let go and to trust Him entirely. Let Him take over.
God’s timing is perfect. It is never early and never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait. Don’t rush His timing; bask in it! Use this time to seek His heart and to glorify Him in all that you do.
My prayer to the Lord is from Psalm 51:10.. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
Keep a pure heart, a heart stayed on God. Let Him write your love story as He sees fit.