Companionship is a beautiful thing, and to desire a loving healthy marriage is not wrong at all, but before and after any relationship begins, we must remember that as well as we think we know that person, and as well we think they know us, only the Lord knows the depths of our hearts. Only our relationship with Jesus provides us with an Eternal love more sustaining than any other love. This is not to say you should not desire romantic love. The Old Testament book Song of Solomon is a perfect example of how romantic love is not a taboo subject to God, and there are many other instances in Scripture where marriage and love are both exemplified and written about specifically. However, within the canon of Scripture, we also find this important truth: He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. - Colossians 1:17
There is nothing that holds us together like Jesus. There is nothing and no one that can wrap us in perfect, everlasting love unless it comes from our relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Hold onto this as you pursue a romantic love relationship or you seek to grow closer to God in the one you’re already in. No matter where the two of you are on this journey, it will always be Jesus that holds you together.
Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo
Looking back I realize that Jesus didn’t just save me once all those years ago on the cross. No, He is still saving me, even now.
He saved me when I was struggling with addiction, drowning in sin and shame. He saved me when I absolutely hated myself and wanted nothing more than to give up and be done with this life. He saved me when I thought I was too far gone, too wretched to be saved. He saved me when my heart and soul were as black as the night and cold to Him. He saved me when I thought He had forsaken me. He’s saved me, I’m sure, more than I even realize.
Don’t you see? Jesus is Savior, and Jesus is good. He’s the only way to the Father. He’s the only One truly capable of saving us-not our efforts, not our achievements, nor any cheap, temporary thrill this world offers can save us. Only Jesus.
And don’t you know, He’s so, so faithful? He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never fail you. Even if you’re just that one, little, wandering sheep, He’ll seek you out, because you’re that precious to Him. You may think yourself too sinful, too dirty, too wretched, too far gone, too worthless; too this, too that.
But don’t you realize? He came into this world to save the sinner, the weak, the dirty, the wretched, the lost. He came to save you. Yes, you.
So, won’t you come to Him? Can you hear Him calling?