By Andrea Merrell
Between dating and marriage, my husband and I have known each other for over fifty years. We’ve spent a lifetime getting to know each other. But our love story is not perfect.
They say when the honeymoon is over, everything gets real. Our guard comes down. We no longer feel the need to impress. We don’t go through our days on our best behavior. The true us makes an appearance and settles in for the long haul.
Entering into a relationship means we agree to embrace our differences and accept the bad with the good. Isn’t that what we agree to in our marriage vows? We have much to learn about each other. Even if we’ve been together for years, our thoughts, desires, goals, fears, habits, quirks, and character traits are revealed over time.
Not so when it comes to our relationship with the Lord. He already knows everything about us. He knows us even better than we know ourselves. He knows every thought, what’s in our heart, and even the number of hairs on our head. And He accepts us just as we are—both the good and the bad.
Our part in the relationship is to spend our lifetime getting to know Him. Much like a diamond has many facets, God’s attributes are too numerous to count. Study the names of God. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Know Him as Savior and Lord, but also recognize Him as Healer, Deliverer, Love, Peace, Joy, Wisdom, Strength, Provider, Protection, Friend … the list goes on and on. The good news is we have an eternity to get acquainted with each and every facet of our amazing Lord.
The Bridegroom will one day come for His bride. It’s the perfect love story.
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
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