Thursday, February 15, 2007

"But...I just want to FALL in love! Right?"

Even in the days when most boys were gross, I still wanted to fall in love. Between Prince Eric of The Little Mermaid to Randy on Home Improvement and Zach on Saved by the Bell, I knew my Prince Charming had to be out there somewhere. I remember dreaming of the day when I would meet him and how we would fall in love. You know, he would come in riding on a white horse, save the day (and me, of course), and we would live happily ever after. Yep. Falling in love is the way to go. Or is it?

But just for a minute, let's think about the things we associate with falling...
1) Descending to a lower place (what happens when you trip over that pile of clothes in your bedroom...)
2) Pain (...and what you experience if your knee lands on something sharp in the middle of the pile)
3) Losing control/balance (Hey, nobody said walking in heels was easy!)
4) Lack of support (Have you seen how SKINNY stilettos are?!)
5) To be overthrown (like a city under attack)
6) Losing animation in expression (You know...when your smile disappears if you get bad news)
7) Embarassment (Especially if you've ever fallen UP the stairs - it takes talent.)
8) Disagreeing to the point of ending a relationship (Ever had a "falling out" with your so-called BFF?)
9) To come to nothing (like when your plans fall through)
10) Something that is deficient or lacking (Falling short of what is expected of you)

Do you still want to FALL in love? I know I don't. None of those things sound like much fun to me.

But Michelle, don't you want to get married and experience the romance that God intended for us? Of course I do! I rush out to buy the latest Nicholas Sparks book the day it comes out and watch chick flicks like anyone. But God hasn't taught us anywhere to FALL in love.

Read the following passage and ask God to speak to you. Tomorow, we'll discuss what God teaches us about love.

Matthew 7:24-27
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

4 comments:

TheFourSkinkles said...

All I have to say is "WOW!" Girl, it is neat to see God working in and through your life.

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
This is so "girl." Wow! This really is wonderful for young girls. I am so proud of you. I love you so much!
Mom

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
This is so "girl." Wow! This really is wonderful for young girls. I am so proud of you. I love you so much!
Mom

Gabrielle said...

I love pink too, can Jesus and I be best friends?!!!
Seriously, M, this is too cute! I will recommend it to all my senior high girls at Prestonwood. Call me tomorrow and I will tell you all about it, I have such peace!

Esther 4:14b

"And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"