Pretty steamy post title, eh?
The message I heard at church yesterday really resonated with me.
I have always heard that Jesus is my Savior.
There were times when I really hung onto the fact that Jesus is my Master.
And I even grab onto the fact that Jesus is my friend.
But lover of my soul...
Yet we are called his bride. We can have a relationship with him that is so deep that our closest example of it is marriage. It's kind of intimidating, in a way. I often end up finding things that distract me from Him. Yet He still beckons me back. Some might think He sends out the city watch to haul you back, but that isn't really how He operates. Missed perception on their part.
Like lovers, we have our spats and arguments. We disagree (me being right, of course), and have times apart (at least to my view). But He is ever so patient and kind. Whenever I look away from Him, He is still right there and focused on me. I try to be that way for my wife, and can't. He is always right, whenever I disagree, but He doesn't cram it down my throat. He usually just waits patiently until I realize my error.
I've seen others (including myself at times), who want to be right. So badly do they want this that they forget what Jesus told them about themselves. So I will try to sum up some things that Jesus thinks about you.
You are a friend.
You are loved.
You are worthy of that love.
. (He must think so, He died for you)
You are all these things and so much more.
Don't forget them. Otherwise you will forget what we are to be. Lovers.
So share that love with others as He so freely shares it with you.
Everyone is loved by Him. Everyone.
Enjoy the fact that you are loved and lovable.
And for those of you who read this and disagree,
don't look at me, you are disagreeing with God.
Take it up with Him.