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Moving backward

As part of my lazy day off, I flipped television channels to find an episode of Roswell. Ugh. From the beginning, it's about beautiful twentysomethings playing beautiful teens making out with each other. The characters use the phrase "moving forward" as a euphemism for almost randomly hooking up with each other. And it's supposed to be love, and we're supposed to be worshipping it. And most of us do, myself included.

Does anyone learn to love from God anymore? These idols never give back as much as they take. They always fail, and they usually wait until we're in a crunch until they do.

We're so screwed up. No wonder. We're told we're supposed to get lost in another person, and when we do, we are indeed lost. He gave us one another to love under Him, with Him, not instead of Him. Love shared with another person can give us so much, but God save us from worshipping it. There's no life in it then.

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no life in it at all...
i had one relationship (before i came to know Christ) where i let my life and everything in it revolve around this individual. and you're right, it was no life in it...none at all.
saddens me when i look back on it, but at least i learned from it...
All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.

It's a hard, good, important lesson.

Ugh

I have Friday's off as well,and with so many friends at work, Ioften find it my day to piddle as well.Today however, I met up with some friends for lunch and took care of seome errands up North. That was good.
My idol is love, companionship. And not just romance. I always have to have a friend, a pet, music, SOMETHING alive around me, or else I almost get to the point that I am scared. The whole world is having a party and I'm not invited. I'm praying these days that got will do two things for me: 1. Make me into a morning person 2. Help me be content with myself.
We shall see what pans out..

Re: Ugh

In my sporadic, fractured prayer I'll try to pray for this for you, too.
Kyrie, amen.
i just had these thoughts (again) today while on a very long ride to and from work....
Isn't it about time you came to Seattle and had coffee with me?
LOL. Very possible. Will have to keep it in mind for when I actually have travel money. Actually, you talked up Seattle so much I guess I *should* at some point at least see it for myself, huh? Only been to Cali....that's as far west as it got.
Well, don't let me sway you...much.
:P heh :P
I don't exactly know what you mean by "hooking up", either casual sex, or casual dating without sex, but whatever the case may be, it is a parasite.

Not exactly the act of dating (or even sex), but how they're treated.

Being created by God, being made in His image (with a soul), treating romantic relationships so lightly only hurts us. (I am at fault in this area, for having been quite the flirt....) We become calloused to true love, which is not the emotion but steadfast commitment.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is far more than sex or an emotion.

And with casual sex and by casually giving our hearts away, it only makes it that much harder to truly love. Either when we settle down to marriage, or settle down into a love of Christ that fills our life.