Is it enough to simply seek out anyone we feel will love us and meet our needs? If so, then it really doesn’t matter what your demonstration of love is to that individual. It also wouldn’t matter too much who responded to your attempts.
But if we seek after a specific person — pursuing a relationship with a unique entity with a goal of knowing and understanding — our efforts are aimed toward touching the heart of that person with our gesture.
Genuine relationship flows out of an understanding that we ourselves have been loved. Our desire to love is fostered within a heart that knows love. The Bible tells us that we love because He first loved us. And pursuit of relationships work best in God’s economy when we keep our priorities in line with God’s expectations.
Jesus said we are to love God first and love others second. Far too many times we reverse this order, and we end up chasing shadows.
This Valentine’s Day, give your heart to God himself. Make your Father in Heaven the object of your demonstrations of all that you feel inside. He has pursued you. Pursue Him in return.
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