Monday, March 14, 2011

the pursuit of love.

I've been visiting a new church for the past 3 Sundays... still praying about if this is where God wants me. I do like it. Just want to be sure, ya know? Because church is a pretty big deal.
Anyway, the pastor is currently doing a short series on marriage and relationships. Two of his statements that have really stood out to me are these:
"Marriage is a spiritual issue. It is intended to bring us closer to God."
"Love happens when someone decides to pursue the well-being of another person."
Wow, that second one especially makes me think. Love is not feelings. Love is not passive, and it's not self-centered. Love is active and it's hard work. It's intentional. It's pursuing the well-being of another person!
In a romantic relationship, of course, feelings are involved. I don't know how all that balances out. But I do know that true love is not based on romantic emotions. It's grounded in God's love... which definitely has nothing to do with feelings!

"Love bears all things
believes all things
hopes all things
endures all things."
(1 Corinthians 13:7)


  1. i love love love that second quote. it is so good! it's so true, that's real love :)

  2. so true. and I'm with the above commenter...I love, love, love the second quote!

    On another note, I just started going to a new church a couple months ago. you're right; it is a pretty big deal and we have to be so sure that we're where God wants us. but I know He will direct your steps. :)


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