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THAT LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

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Seyi closed her eyes and allowed the cool breeze caress her cheek. She could feel his eyes on her . . . Even as she opened her eyes to find him staring at her, his lips curled up in a smile, she knew he had been staring at her like that for quite a while. She smiled back. It wasn’t everyday they had these close moments with each-other . Some days it was more of a rush thing . . . Asking each-other how their day had gone and trying to catch up on each other’s lives… but today… today was different, special.
   “What are you thinking about?” Dominic asked, curiosity written on his face.
   Seyi shrugged. “About how much I love you and want to keep spending the rest of my life with you.” She bit her lip. And all of a sudden a gloominess settled all over her..
   “You’re thinking about it again… don’t. Please…”
   Seyi shook her head. How could he beg her? How could he be the one trying to wade away the thoughts from her head.        
   “I’m sorry. I still flask back to those memories every once in a while… I can’t help it Dominic. I can’t but think of how close I came to loosing you. . To losing this love we have.”
   Dominic reached out and took her hand in his. He placed it across his chest and looked into her eyes. What she saw made her gasp! It was said the eyes were the windows to the heart… It had to be true since she could see his heart laid out for her. The love that shone in his eyes could only be because of the deep love he had for her.
“I love you. I want our relationship to get better. I want you to be better… you can’t keep blaming yourself.”
   “But I – I cheated -“
   “And I love you…”
   Seyi shook her head in disbelief. Everyday She kept asking the question, Why did he love her? His love seemed so surreal… so impossible, and yet . . . it had Seyi running back for more. She wanted to spend more time with him… laugh with him… talk with him… not disappoint him … but how could she make that possible if she didn’t trust herself to be faithful?
   Seyi looked at him and told him how she felt.
   “I want us to work it out. You’re willing to change?”
   Seyi nodded. She was more than willing.
   “And I’m willing to help you through it all. I’m not perfect either… but I want to help. You’re my wife… my body. You just don’t abandon your body. . . I can’t. I won’t abandon you baby…”

      That Love Relationship with God

Relationship between a man and a woman is something that has to be constantly worked on if it’s to be successful. When you want to win a woman’s heart what do you do? Take her out, show concern for her, get to know her, say you love her, be there for her, and so on.
   As a woman, you also want to be there for your man; respect him, support him, be submissive and say you love him recklessly and without doubt. Your heart can’t help but beat for him (sometimes). . . But when it comes to God, He wants us to love Him, even far more than we love our spouses and family. He wants us to spend time with Him and praise Him. He wants us to tell others about Him.
   Personally, I have made mistakes. Done things God wouldn’t want me to do and isn’t pleasing to Him. But God keeps looking out for me and wanting me to get it right. I want to change. I’m willing to change. I’m willing to get it right and He wants to help me.
   Over the past couple of days, I’ve looked a little deeper at the relationship between a husband and wife, which is similar to how our relationship with Christ is like. Since I’m a part of Him and have a relationship with Him (God), He wants to wash me clean.
   He wants to remove all those bad habits in my life that hinder me from having a closer relationship with Him. His relationship with me is tight. But it is tighter than the kind of relationship we humans have with one another, where when one thing happens the next thing we’re thinking about is separation and divorce. Even when the person is sorry and willing to change. Looking at the above story, Seyi wanted to change … Wanted to become better. So also the same with God and us . . . He’s working in us.

Looking at King David in the bible, who was called a man after God’s own heart, 1 Sam verse 13:14. What does it mean to be after God’s heart? I think David desired God so much that He was willing to do whatever it took to keep his relationship with God going. No matter how much he had sinned and disappointed God, he still wanted to pursue His heart. He still wanted more of Him.

We may look at other people and their relationship with God and want to be like them. Relationship between any couple is different from the relationship between another, but the principles of maintaining and building the relationship remains the same. I can’t look at another person and want to be like them and copy them. Then I’m not necessarily being me. I’m not being my true self. God wants me to be open and be ME with Him.
God wants to be our leader, our guide. He wants us to tell Him about our day, to honour and respect Him . . . To open up to Him about our hurts and pains. Getting Him involved in every area of our lives, you could even worship Him when cooking. Even when you don’t feel like. Do it. Love isn’t a feeling . . . It’s a decision. Decide to do the right thing even when you don’t feel it.

Psalm 42: 5 (AMP) ‘Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God.’

Building a relationship takes time . . . There would be hurdles, obstacles, hurts . . . But as long as you’re willing to make it work, that love relationship you want to have with God is possible. Just keep clinging to Him and don’t stop.

Love you guys,
Temitope Ogunyinka.

★ Bible Quote for the day: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)

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Temitope Ogunyinka, is a loving, caring and friendly person. She is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought provoking stories and writing that applies to all ages.

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