You know that you are in love when you desire an intense closeness with that one person, not spending time, but investing it in each other. You have no greater yearning than to dwell in every moment together, to just cherish being with them, drawing your happiness from seeing them happy.
Their interests become your interest. Your joy is found in seeing the sparkling light of joy in their eyes. The fire of life itself burns brightly in your chest, and all of the colors you behold are more clear, crisper, brighter than ever before. Your steps are light. You smile for no apparent reason. Your contentment is satisfied in your love for them, just you and your other, living for one another, until the two are forever one.
As two become one, there is great concern that our loved one might be hurt, or taken from us. This is not a weakness; but a motivation, a reason for our sure resolve to be strong for them, and to always be the one our other needs us to be.
Love always believes, and has a constant trust. It maintains openness and honesty. And loves knows that clear communication is vital for the health of every relationship. Love allows much room for faults and mistakes. Patience and forgiveness are always present, and they can re-kindle the leaping flames of an ardent love when doubt tries to sneak in, or when circumstances try to dictate our responses.
Life is sweeter when it is shared with another, and deeper joys are realized. Dreams become greater when two, together, envision them. Fears lose potency when they are shared with the one who walks with you.
Have faith in your decision to love the one who is yours, and hold nothing back. We embrace them tightly, yet we also let them be who they are, for that is who we decided to love. Allowing the flood to wash over us, love carries us into their arms forever. Love is the greatest thing there is.
This is the pure and passionate type of love that Jesus, our Savior has for us, and that He desires for us to have for Him. God has an intense yearning in His big broken heart for each one of His children. He wants to be close to us, and to take us in Him arms and love us...for all eternity.
God created man and women to complete each other, so that we may be whole and fulfilled. He sanctified this union called marriage, making it a holy ordinance. God intended for us to learn through our love for our mates all about His love for us. Throughout the bible He paints the picture of our relationship to Him as a marriage. As the Church, we are the bride of Christ.
"I will betroth thee to me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies." (Hosea 2:19 KJV)
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