When I think back to the days when I first met my wife, I’m overcome by the magic of it all. She was so different than other girls I had known. I found myself drawn to her–I wanted to know more about her, to understand her, to find out her likes and dislikes, to be around her as much as possible. Once I learned what she liked, I tried my best to fill those desires, and of course, to NOT do the things I knew she didn’t care for. All in all, I was fascinated that she wanted to know ME! I guess it’s safe to say I was smitten. Although I played it cool, I knew I was a “goner”!” I first knew it when I discovered that I didn’t like being away from her for any extended period of time… and I guess I still don’t. As the years have passed, we’ve both found that we can’t sleep well when the other is out of town. I’ve found that we’ve become so comfortable with each other than we often don’t even have to speak to know what the other is thinking. If you’ve ever been in love, then you’ll surely understand what I’m talking about. If not, then I pray you WILL understand it someday–there’s nothing quite like real love. But as you may have figured out, this devotional isn’t about my marriage, God-given as it is. This devotional, as all of them are, is about our heavenly Father and His love for us. My point: When we desire to know and please God as much as we do our earthly loves, then we will truly be able to discern the heart of God. No matter how strong our earthly love for one another, it can never compare to the indescribable joy of knowing God.
“My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back… I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to KNOW ME, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.” Jeremiah 24:6-7 (Emphasis mine)