Growing up, I always thought I would be the princess in the love story. I always thought a knight in shining armor would sweep me off my feet and we would ride off into the sunset.
Hollywood has made more romantic movies than I can name. We all know those movies that I’m talking about. Ryan Gosling kissing Rachel McAdams in the rain. Health Ledger singing to Julia Stiles. Channing Tatum taking dance lessons for Jenna Dewan. Tom Hanks bringing Meg Ryan daisies because she is sick. Sam Claflin giving Emilia Clarke a ride on his wheelchair. Justin Long being a friend to Ginnifer Goodwin until she realized that he was perfect for it. Alex Pettyfer writing a long sappy, soppy longhand love letter to Vanessa Hughens.
I always thought that love was perfect and that it was easy. I’m here to tell you it is not perfect. The love we see in movies and on TV shows is not real love, it is fairy tale love. The only real and perfect love is God’s love for His bride, the church. We can only have perfect love when we are a follower of Him. We have been basing our marriages, relationships, and family relationships on this earthly love. We are cheapen the love that God has shown us.
1 Corinthians 13 is the love chapter. It talks all about the love God has for us. Verses 4 and 5 say this, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;” We have to take those words and put them into action in our life.
God is the definition of love. 1 John 4:16 states, “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us.God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” He came and died for us so that we would know what perfect love is. He scarified His life so that we wouldn’t have to. He loves us unconditionally and we cheapen that love on a daily basis. We need to be fighting for His love and not this earthly fairy tale love that we think is perfect. Nothing is perfect besides God.
I don’t want a fairy tale. I want a love that is Christ filled and God driven. I want a love that God has been planning for me before I was even born. I want people to see my relationship and know that God is in charge of it. I want people to come to know the Lord because they saw it in my relationship with my husband. I pray that God fills each person with His perfect love and that they take it and love others with His undying love. I pray that you have His love in you and that you are not just letting it sit there inside of you. You are God’s light here in on this earth and you shouldn’t take that for granted by keeping His perfect love bottled up.