Have you ever been head over heels in love? I am blessed to be able to emphatically say YES! It is such an amazing feeling. It makes me feel giddy all over. I wait for his calls, his texts, and the next moment that we will spend time together. I always want to look my best for him. Making him smile every single day is a life goal for me. He makes me want to be a better person even though he fell in love with me exactly as I am- flaws and all. Honestly, he does not even notice my flaws. So hard to imagine, as there are so many! He is the first thought of my day and the last before I go to sleep and so many in between. I have never known a love so pure and so complete.
As I was getting dressed for my day, these are the thoughts that filled my head. Life is certainly not perfect as some seem to think. However, facing life with him gives me a bounce in my step even on my worst day. My mother once told me that one of the best things that I could do for my relationship, was to always put him first. She said that I should wake up each morning with the thought in mind of what can I do for him today? She told me that would help keep my priorities in line. I have found this to be such a joy. It does not have to be big things. It only takes the smallest thing for me to let him know that I am thinking of him.
I love his family! They have shown me such love and acceptance. I look for ways to spend time with them. I come from a very small family and always craved an extended family. I would hear others talk about holiday parties and celebrations and wish that I had that. Now I do! It feels as amazing as I had dreamed.
If this does not describe your relationship with God, you are missing out! I bet some of you thought I was talking about my dear husband and while in fact all of the above statements are true in that regard, there is no possible way that I could love my husband this deeply if I did not first feel this way about God.
How do achieve this type of relationship? I believe it is exactly like when you are attracted and begin to fall in love with a person. You want to learn about them. You hang on their every word. You spend time with them. Often you even push friends, family and other interests and responsibilities aside because you have moved this person to the top of your priority list. You refuse to sacrifice precious time that you could spend with them. You make the time even when there isn’t any. The more time that you spend together the closer and more intimate the relationship becomes. Making sure that things are right in this relationship and keeping them that way ensures all is right in the world that extends beyond the two of you. If you do something to offend them, you say that you are sorry. You ask them to forgive you so that you can move forward. You spend time with his family. People begin to ask what that new smile is about and you cannot wait to tell them. His love has saved you!
And that’s my perspective- Redwood Perspective.
Until Next Time,