Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ah, Love!

If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, you'll know that from time to time, I've written about men who have approached me on Facebook (FB), for a relationship.

Even yesterday, I was approached by someone, asking all sorts of questions about me.  In the end, the fellow was trying to find out if I was young enough to marry him, or not.  A few days earlier, I had a different fellow ask me if I would marry him.

This has become less of a problem, since I removed my status of  'widow' from my wall.  Even so, this seems to be a fairly common occurrence. 

In the past, I've had many, many men approach me on FB.  Why this happens, I have no idea.  It might possibly be that there are many lonely men out there, looking for a Christian woman.  Or, there may be a lot of scammers, hoping to find someone vulnerable.

Until recently, I have either just ignored them, or become a FB friend.  But, since opening myself to the idea of another relationship, I've decided to be wise.  I make efforts to check them out, before I chat with them. 

In order to prepare myself for a God-given relationship, I've realized my heart and mind must be available, even though this whole idea is painful.  But, this is truly a topic for another time.

Today, a female FB friend said I should never consider myself a widow, because Jesus is my husband, now.  While Jesus is always with me/us and I realize He provides for all my/our needs, both human and spiritual, the human part of life can be rather non-fulfilling at times. 

Oh, it's not a case where I don't like being alone.  There are always times when it is nice to have quiet moments, where a person can relax and not feel pressured by life.

But, there are times, when missing my husband makes me realize that I need to try and put the past in the past, as some have told me I need to do.  There are times, when I feel I must move forward with my life.  And, this means opening the door to the idea of another relationship.

I don't know if I can do this.  Have another relationship, I mean.  But, one thing I do know is that God is in control of not just my life, but all things.  All things.

He knows my needs, just as He knows yours.  He knows my heart's desires.  He knows and provides, always.

When I think about how much God loves me, it can sometimes overwhelm me.  After all, He told us in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

I can hardly imagine that God would send His only Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, to earth, to die for my sin, your sin, and the sin of the whole world, of all who will believe on Him.  Not just because He sent His Son!  But, also to die for me?!

Me?  A sinner.  "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;", as we are told in Romans 3:23.  Me; a person who deserves death for eternity. 

It is so hard to imagine, that God would love me so very much that He would do what He told us about, in Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

In my humanness, it is difficult to imagine that God would love me that much!  But, He did, even before I was born.  God told us so, in Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations."

Yes, friend.  God loved me.  And, He loved you.  If you are not trusting in Jesus Christ, and in Jesus Christ alone, for your salvation, I pray you will do so, now.  Before it's too late.  You can be saved from an eternity in hell, with no chance of escape.

God made Himself very clear in Acts 4:12, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved."

Until next time...

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