Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Love is in the air. We are in the love month! February is that month in the year when having a mate to share laughs with is craved; having a mate to share dinner with is desired.

I remember when I met my husband, I was just twenty. We were both in college. And yet when I saw him, there was something about him that drew me to him. It was as though I saw straight to his heart. He was so young too; but he had this big heart. He cared. I wanted to share dinner with him. I wanted to share a simple walk with him. I loved talking with him and listening to him, and hearing what he had to say about anything, and anything. He loved music. And so we listened to music together. He loved cooking, and so I ate whatever he cooked. He loved taking care and checking on me. Yes, I was in love with him.

Falling in love with someone is the beginning of discovering that person. Love comes in layers; it morphs, and grows deeper and deeper and deeper. The deeper it grows, the more robust it is; the more it can withstand. Loves covers a multitude of sins. And so love is not only for the good times; it is for those not very good times; those hard times when you guys might be brash or frustrated with each other. Love is for those times when either of you is not feeling well, and the other steps up to take care; to make that bowl of soup. Love is not to be used for control. Love should be used to lift; to make the other feel secure; to make the other feel loved. To make the other know that whatever may, you got them.

I feel all that with my husband. He is my soul mate. He is my lover, my Mr. right! The things I enjoy most with him do not involve spending a whole load of money. I love going for rides with him and just sharing his company. I love us discovering things together. Yes, having a a-ha moment at the same time. I love looking at his face as he discovers something new and shares his excitement with me. I love him enjoying our kids. I love him being dad! What do you love doing with your mate?

I am aware that some have this; and some don’t! I encourage you to trust God for a meaningful relationship, that is true love. God does not want anyone to be alone. He did not want Adam alone either! God wants you to be happy, in a warm, happy, loving relationship. There are many relationships that are based on what they can get. They are very fleeting, no heart. Such relations are deemed harmless because they seem to be fulfilling the immediate need of loneliness, sexual needs etc. Ask yourself, can you do better? Another question you must ask yourself is this: am I happy? Another profound question is this: is this what God wants for me? If the relationship is centered around what one party or the other can get, then it is not love. Only love will not hurt, and even that hurts at times because we are not perfect. However a definite is this, anything apart from love will ravage in time.

Ask God to give you your love mate! He is listening. And if you are married and things are not working as you had hoped, pray for a renewal. He can change any circumstance.

Linda Faith

Linda faith is the Editor in Chief of Jewels Magazine. She has authored eight books. She is a prolific writer and powerful speaker, inspiring many women to be all God has called them to be. She is the founder of Joy Women’s conference which reaches out to empower, inspire and motivate women in their faith walk. She was a software developer before she started writing.

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