A few years ago my husband and I watched a movie called "The Story of Us." The movie chronicled the lives of two people and their love for 15 years of their marriage. It started when they were newlyweds and followed them through two kids and the highs and lows of life. Although there were no huge blows to their marriage (like infidelity) they started living separate lives (the wife's life of being a mom to busy kids and the husbands life at his business). Eventually they came to the place where I think many people do in marriage, saying that they loved the other was not enough. There were no longer the actions behind the words. They were too busy with "life" to have the love actions towards each other anymore and before they knew it they were standing at the cliff's edge of divorce.
I started thinking about this movie and this concept when I was holding my daughter the other day and looking in her face saying "I love you. I love you. I Love You!" Although she smiled back at me I knew that no matter how much I say it, if I don't spend time showing her and proving it to her she will eventually not believe me or even have a warped sense of what love is that can ruin her future relationships. So what does love look like? My love for my daughter includes holding her, reading with her, feeding her, protecting her, teaching her, laughing with her etc. What does loving my husband look like? Well let's just say it's different than loving my daughter. Spending time with him, talking with him, laughing with him etc. Oh gosh I'm just blushing writing those things down. So finally, what does loving my Savior look like? Ahhhh with heaviness in my heart I am looking at my own words and noticing how poorly I have loved my Savior. This blog is written for that reason. Today it will be different. Today my love will be evident between He and I. He needs more than just the three words "I love You." He needs my whole heart...
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you."