There is something truly magical about your best friend getting on one knee and telling you he wants to spend the rest of his life with you.
LIKE WHAT?! Someone wants to spend every single day with me? no. freaking. way.
I don’t know about all the other girls in the world, but I had been dreaming about this day since I got that ring pop stuck on my finger in the 3rd grade, since I had my first crush on a boy with spiky hair in 2nd grade, and when I saw Simba and Nala fall in love on the Lion King. I was ready for love, I was longing for a companion, I was a true hopeless romantic at my core.
I know I know…you think now I am just going to go into a big love story about how Chris fulfilled all my hopes, dreams, and desires….well I am not! Chris is incredible and I am so deeply blessed to even know you, but this love goes deeper than that…this companionship I was longing for is greater than even my devoted and compassionate husband can give me.
This deep longing for love and connection could only come from one man, the man of my dreams and his name is Jesus.
We were created to be connected to God. We were designed for connection with Him, unity with your God, total oneness with our Father. The longing I had in my heart for love+connection in the 2nd grade manifested itself into being totally boy crazy from the age of 6. Clearly being 6 years old you don’t know a whole lot logically about love, relationships, or marriage. But at the age of 6 my heart KNEW…y’all…I KNEW that I needed, I had to have, connection with my God. My head just may not have known it quite yet ;)
So…where is this all going, I promise I am going to land the plane soon!
What I am trying to say is that it is OKAY to desire love, to crave connection, to long for romance! IT IS OKAY, so all my Christians out there (sorry if this offends you)…stop letting your podcasts or your devotional tell you “oh that is just the devil trying to tempt you and ya know…you don’t know if its in god’s will for you to have love and romance….”
GOD IS LOVE. GOD IS ROMANCE. GOD IS CONNECTION.
So, let yourself be loved and romanced by your incredible God. Be connected with a never ending bond of unity that NOTHING can break. And embrace one another with the same kind of compassion and connection. You are free to love and be loved. That longing your heart is real and its not something to ignore. Your desires for love are valid.
I also 100% believe that God created us humans to experience deep connection with other people, and that is what he intends for. But from what I have experienced it is extremely difficult to have healthy and obtainable connections with others unless I am connected to the True Vine.
LOVE. CONNECT. EMBRACE. FEEL.
go and be all you were created to be.