“6) Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a might flame. 7) Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.” Song of Songs 8:6-7.
So a long time ago my mom bought me this teen study bible. Now I know I’m not a teen but it has all these good reference spots and things to help with understanding the bible; it can come in handy for someone who is just beginning to read their bible (i.e. me). Anywho, there’s like this glossary in the back that tells you where in the bible you can look for particular topics like lying, obedience, friendship, etc. Today I decided to look for scriptures dealing with romance because it’s an area I’ve been struggling with in my life (go figure lol) & I came across this scripture….
In the bottom corner of the page there’s this little paragraph called “Direct Line” which is a little paragraph that ties the scripture into real life in an understandable way, it said this….
“Someday you’ll stop falling in love with someone new every month. Someday love will last for weeks and months and stretch into years. When that lasting love comes- a love “as strong as death,” a love “many waters cannot quench”- then you’ll know you’ve found the right one. Then love will lead you to the commitment of marriage. You’ll want to be with that one person for the rest of your life. Don’t get “being in love” mixed up with “lasting love.” It’s so tempting to think the guy you met last week is “the one.” But you can’t tell until being “in love” has stood the test of time and become “lasting love.”
Isn’t it crazy how God will lead you right to what you need….?
Recently I’ve made a maaaajor transition in my romantic life…. I let someone go who I had been holding onto for yours. I think God meant for him to be in my life but not in the way I wanted him to be and I’ve finally come to terms with that. That being said I met a new guy… Now this guy I met at the Krimson and Kreme cabaret (ball) in Novemeber, I think I made a post about it… anywho we danced all night & he was such a gentleman; long story short he asked for my number & I denied him.
Fast forward: March comes around and we cross paths again…. this time for my pageant, he was my escort (funny how things happen huh?) Anyway we’ve been talking since then… Now I’m the type of girl who is just absolutely INFATUATED with the idea of romance and love, so when he starts calling me little pet names, and spending time with me I’m like “Oh yea, he bout to be my boyfriend!” lol. But then I begin to get frustrated because it wasn’t taking off as fast as I wanted it to….
Making this extremely long story shorter (lol): this little passage and scripture has helped me today, it’s helped me realize that it’s okay to feel the butterflies and to be all giddy but there’s no need to be in a rush to fall in love. Take it slow, build a foundation, take the time to fall in love, watch it grow, watch it fight to stay alive…. but mostly importantly, enjoy being young, learn the lessons that are meant to be learned from each situation, and thank god for each one of them.
God Speaks; I’m working on my listening skills <3