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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

FALL AND STAY IN LOVE

 

Today’s Readings:

Acts 5:27-33

Psalm 34:2,9,17-20

John 3:31-36

 

We can all learn a thing or two from people who are in love. Why are you talking about love today? Wetin happen? Be calming down, you will get the gist very soon. When you fall in love with someone, either because of some attribute they possess, or some inexplicable aura of mystery surrounding them (that makes you feel comfortable around them), one thing stands out—conviction, you are convinced that they are the right person for you. If you are a lady, you are convinced that this guy causes your heart to flutter, they give you a sense of confidence and elation—you are just disturbed in a good way. If you are the guy and the lady has captured your heart, you know that you cannot eat, breathe or speak whenever they are around because you are satisfied just being with her.


Falling in love is not the absence of weakness. You are not oblivious to your love interest’s flaws. But somewhere in your heart you just know that all those things do not matter because the way you feel right now, nothing else matters. Now let us transpose this to someone who should matter in your life. Someone who has all the attributes and qualities of a perfect love interest, without the after-taste of imperfection, malice, deception, betrayal, suspicion, pretence and the likes. You will eventually discover that the person you are dying for right now, is just as flawed as the next person but let us focus on falling in love. God’s love will always be there for you no matter what. And He has paid the ultimate price to save you from your sins. God has sent His only begotten Son to be the reason for the liberty and peace that you enjoy. He has delivered you from eternal death. John the Baptist puts it well: “Anyone who believes in the Son has eternal life, but anyone who refuses to believe in the Son will never see life: the anger of God stays on him” (John 3:36). So, Jesus has delivered us from the wrath and justice of God. But we cling to our sins, our self-will and our stubbornness. Who will suffer at the end of the day? Na you o!


Pray for the conviction that the Apostles had. They stood before the Sanhedrin, the highest religious body in Judaism at the time and said: “Obedience to God comes before obedience to men; it was the God of our ancestors who raised Jesus, but it was you who had him executed by hanging on a tree.” I have seen people fall in love before, but the conviction displayed by the Apostles is indeed a discovery. Just as the love of your life comes before any other person or consideration, you ought to place God above and beyond anyone or anything. We fail in our different ventures because God is not our number one. We make fallible human beings our god and relegate God to a spare tyre. Seek perfection through an adventure with God as your focus. I pray that you will fall in love with God over and over again so that it will be well with you.

JUDE-MARY OWOH


 

To surrender your life to Christ, say this prayer aloud. “ Father, I acknowledge my sin against You. I repent and ask for forgiveness, in the name of Jesus. I surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, take control of my heart and lead me in Your path of righteousness. Thank you, Lord”.

If you said the prayer, Congratulations! Prayerfully look for a living church and report to the resident reverend, pastor or priest.


 

Prayer:

  1. Heavenly Father, help me to discover the beauty of falling in love with you and drawing strength from our relationship to serve the people in my life, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  2. I submit everything, O Lord, to Your will and Your guiding Spirit. Let my thoughts, speeches and actions be guided by the Holy Spirit so that it shall be well with me in Jesus' name. Amen.

 


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