Looking for love...
we all need it.
From our birth we are
held, cared for and protected.
We do not outgrow needing love.
We mature and seek that same love
and attention we had as a babe.
But where are we looking?
Many of you reading this may or may not have heard the song, "Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places."
If there is one thing for certain, each and every one of us has looked for love in the wrong way. Many through money, pride, dress, lifestyle, endless dating. Some seek out love by having intimacy through sex, drinking their cares away with so-called friends and making choices that can destroy their life and the life of those around them.
So often, most tend to follow the crowd, live by what the world dictates and follow music and movie icons which are headed down the wrong road themselves. We make mistakes, fall short in many things and really make some bad decisions. The writer of the song I mentioned, Johnny Lee, states that he did go about looking for love in the wrong way. It almost destroyed his life. He hurt others and broke many of God's commands.
A few lyrics from his song, go like this:
I was lookin' for love in all the wrong places, Lookin' for love in too many faces.
Searchin' their eyes, lookin' for traces, Of what I'm dreamin' of...
We are dreaming of a perfect love, a secure relationship.
Let's admit, there is a human desire to feel important, to give and receive love, to feel security, to have a sense of purpose in our life. All these are desires that God has given us and certainly wants us to to pursue.
But most often, we take our eyes off God and His direction and think we have all the answers and know what is best for us. We then fail, make wrong choices, our life seems to be falling apart, and if we DID have a once close relationship with God, it is now disconnected.
Now we have really blown it for sure.
Here we are... alone, looking for love.
When we try to go about looking for love out of God's will for us, we WILL hurt our self and others.
Here is a scene that is played over and over again, day after day.
A couple meet, they spend time together, they gaze into each others eyes and know that THIS is love. They were meant for each other.
Really? No way, it is lust, not love.
Maybe you should put the romance novel in the fireplace and stop drinking that beer.
Liking someone, having a great time together, and thinking they are physically attractive is okay, but it is not love and it is not biblical. Physical appeal falls short, very short of what God intends a genuine relationship to be based on. A biblical love, calls for "like-mindedness," as in knowing that Christ is the center of both your lives, first.
Genuine biblical love is not found at the bar stool or waking up next to the guy you met last night. These are what is the OPPOSITE of the way God wants people to live. TV, films and media desire to portray a no commitment, no strings attached, anything is acceptable form of relationship. There is no happy ending here for sure. Many of these celebrities are trying to fill their own void that they have deep within. They suffer from "infestation of inner darkness." My own terminology. LOL.
You have people such as Madonna, wearing her vagina hat and declaring that women have the right to kill an unborn baby - is this strange to you? I hope so.
LOVE and PEACE. That is the mantra. Yet, they will be quick to tell you that a beating heart does not constitute life. Well, let's stop their heart and see how long they can survive. Bet they would sing a different tune. Their rhetoric is evil of the darkest kind. This evil is waiting for you to step into its web and become another person with a dysfunctional, painful and negative lifestyle. The sanctity of life and the value of a human life is the highest priority of the God Who created all life.
God loved you with your first breath.
No matter WHAT has happened between that first breath and now, He STILL loves you.
So if you are looking for love in all the wrong places, stop!
Look up, and ask Him to forgive you, and to give you a fresh new life.
Our loving heavenly Father, pursues all of us; even those who have failed over and over and have made decisions that will affect us our entire life (myself included). He wants to share His love with those who have gotten caught up in drugs, suffered the emotional pain of abortion and abuse. Even those who seem like there is no hope for them to change.
Have you read the story of the woman at the well?
She was married several times and is living with a man when she speaks with Jesus. She suddenly sees that Jesus is someone who actually cares about her, even though He knows her entire past! She ends up running back toward town yelling to all, "Hey, here is someone who knows everything about me - I am certain He is the Messiah! The entire town follows her and she leads them to Christ; all because someone believed that her past could not mark her future forever.
Do you need to meet Christ and find real love?
Is there someone you know who needs you to look them square in the face and say,
"You are really messing up your life, but I love you and Jesus loves you."
And the final lyrics to that song I mentioned above, go like this...
No more lookin' for love in all the wrong places-
Lookin' for love in too many faces.
Searchin' their eyes, lookin' for traces of what I'm dreaming of...