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Love ♥

I have a secret.  Want to hear it?  Okay, here it is… I’m in love!

I’m actually feeling giddy!  I’ve had crushes before, but they were more being in love with the idea of being in love.  THIS is the real thing!  AHHH I’m so happy!

I feel like singing that song, “I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love with a wonderful man!”

Just wait until I tell you about my sweetheart – SUCH a special guy!

ALL DAY I’ve been thinking about the love we share ♥.  He really understands me, like no one ever has!  He’s my BEST FRIEND.  He and I spend a lot of time talking together, and just a lot of time together in general.  I wish it were more time :(.  It could be, I suppose.  He is available to me whenever I make the time – an UNBELIEVABLY great person, wouldn’t you say?!

Songs of Solomon was a book in the Bible I never had very much reason to pay close attention to before.  Now, I see how it is truly describing the way I feel!  I won’t put all the verses here – you should look them up yourself! – but I will tell you that Songs of Solomon 2:16 is perfectly describing our relationship.  “My beloved is mine, and I am his:…”  *sigh*

It’s crazy – if you’ve ever been in love,  you can probably identify with how I’m feeling.  The more time we spend together, the more time I want us to spend together!  He gives me everything possible – everything I could ever ask for!  Although, if something isn’t good for me, I won’t get it.  My sweetie wants to take care of me and protect me from dangers I don’t realize are there.  I’m SO blessed!

You might know my sweetie.  His name might be familiar to you.

So, here goes… I’m in love with…

Jesus.

“Jesus – Lover of my soul!  Jesus – I will never let You go!  You carried me from the miry clay!  You set my feet upon the Rock, and now I know… I love You!  I need You!  Though the world may fall, I’ll never let You go!  My Savior!  My closest Friend!  I will worship You, until the very end!”

Humor aside – I’m totally serious.  Sitting in church today, I felt such a giddy feeling – my Jesus loves me.  ME!  The one who has let Him down time and again.  The one who sometimes struggles to keep my attitude where it should be.  The one who is really pretty selfish, when it all comes down to it.  Me?!  I don’t know how, or why, He loves me, only that He does.  The best part is, that love will never die.  Love between a man and woman might cool or disappear entirely; but the love that Jesus has for me will never change.  Though I grieve Him, He still loves me.  He is my Bridegroom, and I am His bride.  Like any relationship, this one takes work; that’s my job, however, since Jesus is always there when I need Him.  For our relationship to succeed, I need to spend more time going through the instruction manual (like I would for a new appliance).  I’m talking about the Bible, of course!  🙂  Also, as any happy couple knows, communication is key.  I have to talk to Him, let Him know what I’m thinking and how I’m feeling.  I also need to let Him know what He means to me, and what I think of Him.  That’s easy – I think He’s awesome!!!

I don’t want our relationship to suffer, so I’m going to put more work into it than I ever have before.  My biggest responsibility to make this relationship better than it has ever been is actually pretty easy; I just need to praise Him, for everything.

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen.  Praise ye the Lord.”  Psalms 106:48

“Praise ye the Lord.  I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.”  Psalms 111:1

“Praise ye the Lord.  Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.”  Psalms 112:1

“O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people.”  Psalms 117:1

“Praise ye the Lord.  Praise ye the Name of the Lord; praise him, o ye servants of the Lord.”  Psalms 135:1

“Praise ye the Lord.  Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power.  Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.  Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.  Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with the stringed instruments and organs.  Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.  Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.  Praise ye the Lord.”  Psalms 150:1-6

I love You, Jesus, Lover of my soul!

“I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.  My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.”  Psalms 104:33-34