Day 19

School Of Love

By Min. DJ

1 Cor. 13

I remember the first time I thought I was in love. I realize now that it was anything but love that I’d fallen into, but at the time I was convinced that it was real. She was the most important thing in my life. She was more important to me than school, so skipping school to see her was nothing. What I felt for her was stronger than my loyalty to my parents, so lying to them was easy. I could care less about my calling or purpose. She was my destiny – so I thought. Being with her made me feel whole, so spending time with God took the back burner (more like the backyard)! That relationship lasted all of about 4 months before we broke up. And when it was all over, both of us were broken, bitter, and completely bent out of shape emotionally, mentally and spiritually. We blamed love for why we felt the way we did. But love had nothing to do with it. I Corinthians chapter 13 says that love is patient, but we were anxiously impatient. Love is not self-seeking. Selfishness is why we were together in the first place – because of how we made each other feel. Verse 8 in the Amplified Bible says that love never fails, but our fling failed miserably.

I spent several years recovering from this experience. I didn’t date anyone during that time, and there in my singleness I stumbled upon real love, and it made my past experiences look like child’s play. I found it in relationship with my heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. His love for me was unlike anything I’d ever even dreamed of.

His love for you is the same. You don’t have to pretend to be something you aren’t to be with Him – He’ll accept you just the way you are. But spending time with Him will make you something you could never become without Him. When He forgives he forgets. He believes in you when you don’t believe in yourself. Let God show you what real love feels like. Then and only then are you ready to share that love with someone else. Register now for God’s School of Love!