Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quiet Moments With God -- Still In Love?

When I think back to my first weeks as a believer I remember a woman who was so in love with her Savior that she couldn't keep from telling others about Him . . . all the time. In truth, I was so enthusiastic about my Lord that it might have been good to lock me up for a couple of months. :-)

I couldn't stop talking about Him. I had to tell everyone what He'd done for me. Thankfulness and joy were overflowing. I remember spending hours on the phone with a friend every night -- all we did was read scriptures to one another. We were thrilled over every word.

When I consider the kind of Christian I am today, I wonder if I've lost a little something. I still love God, I'm still serving Him, and I want to know Him more and more, but I've become accustomed to His presence and sometimes forget how amazing it is to belong to Him. And the exultant joy is often controlled.

In all relationships, over time, there is a growing steadiness and deepening of understanding between the two. It's like that with my husband and I. I don't get gooseflesh every time he touches me the way I used to. But I love him more today than I did forty years ago when we first fell in love. However, I miss those days when all I thought about was him.

All is not lost. We don't have to settle for the status quo. We can recapture some of that early spark, and in fact, my husband and I have. It takes a desire and the will to do so. There's a lot to be said for joy-filled relationships and ardent hearts. But they don't happen by accident. We decide what kind of relationships we have with others, including that of our Lord.

Although there are seasons of desert living in our Christian walk, which have a purpose, we aren't supposed to live there. If our marriage with the Lord feels flat there's a remedy. He offers us fellowship, love and passion. It is ours to possess, if only we will take the time to unite with Him. Look around and recognize His presence. Open up to Him. Spend time with God, in His Word, in prayer and worship. Listen to Him.

Hebrews 12:2 says, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame."

Remember who He is and all that He has done to insure that each of us have a place in His kingdom. Fall back in love. God hasn't changed. He still loves us just as He always has. Truly remember Him and once again inexpressible joy will lighten your hearts.

Grace and peace to you from God.

Bonnie Leon


  1. Oh gosh you wrote this so well!!
    You were zealous and wanted to share your understanding with everyone in the beginning. Now you are comfortable and secure....
    How wonderful for you to share that same beautiful relationship all these years with your hubby....
    WOW! No wonder you write so well about love. Bless ya. Crystal

  2. Sarah D.11:39 AM

    Hi Bonnie,

    This is a beautiful entry in your blog. I can really relate to it because I myself have settled into an extremely passive relationship with Him, and my fire for the Lord has been out for awhile. That partially comes from just slacking in spending time with Him. But your right, one has to want to relight it again themselves before they can obtain it again. Thank u for posting this. It's perfect for me at this time in my life.:-)


  3. Sarah, well said. And I'm so glad this message encouraged you.

    Many blessings,


  4. Crystal, you make me smile. I love your heart.