I'm currently re-reading "Boy meets Girl" by Joshua Harris as I promised myself after the 1st read that I'll pick up this book once again a few months later to study it in detail. There's just so much in this book that makes it worth the time to pay attention at what God has to say about courtship and romance. And what better day to start then on Valentines itself.
For the next few day's I'll be posting a series of thoughts and reflections from reading parts of the book, by chapters.
Made for each other.
I'm equally amazed by the story of love that Adam and Eve would have shared as first man and first woman. Would they have gotten everything right the first time round? Did they ever get bored of another? Would their relationship be a model one for husbands and wifes?
Well, I believe that somewhere out there someone is made for me and I for her, specifically by the Creator. And I found myself identifying with the charactor Elanna when she told her grandfather, Adam, that it was easy for Adam to find love, because God only created Eve for him, but for us it's a confusing world out there with so many other people. Yet what the author wrote in reply spoke of a truth that I find myself always missing out on.
"It's not more confusing," he gently said. "It only seems that way because.
Our meeting was 'easy', as you put it, not because we were the only human kind,
but because in those sweet days before we disobeyed, we implicitly trusted the
Maker to bring that was good"
It's always about waiting upon His will, isn't it? Sometimes the heart is anxious in looking for that special someone to share a lifetime with, that we sometimes 'jump the gun' and miss out on what God has best for us? I give thanks for the longings of the heart, that God has given me. After all He did say that "It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." ~Gen2:18
My Valentines prayer would be to wait upon His perfect will, for the best, and not settle for even second best, while trusting "For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."~Psa84:11