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What Happened To Us?

We have all heard that the initial intense love relationship between two lovers tends to fail a year or two into the relationship.  People say the “madly in love” stage is said to be transitory.  However, is that really so or is there another reason that we do not continue to be deeply and passionately in love?

One possible reason may be that people try to fill the longing and need they have for God with the love that should only be filling the need they have for a mate.  The couples love is simply stretched too thin and, while it initially satisfies all their needs, eventually it fails.

When natural love is not enough

We are all created with a what is termed “Olam” in Hebrew.  That is, our Lord fashions a God-shaped vacuum in our innermost being that only He can fill. Many spend their lives trying this thing or that thing to satisfy their need for a relationship with the Almighty.  Women, Drugs, Money, Fame, Power etc. can’t fill this void but no matter how hard they try.

When lovers fall out of love

People, who have this inner need for God, initially feel “made whole” when they fall deeply in love.  There is a sense of fulfillment, purpose, and all the world becomes right for a season.  However, our need for God is so profound that no earthly love can satisfy it for very long.  As the initial feeling of completeness begins to wear off people fear they are falling out of love.  What is actually happening, though, is that their need for God resurfaces and that brings about their dissatisfaction.

What is needed is for people to have a strong love relationship with each other and with God.  You can have both for they are not mutually exclusive.  When God is satisfied with an ongoing and deepening relationship, you can spend your earthly love where it belongs.

Allow God to be in the center of your love

God continually repleshes your Olam (inner need for God) when you align yourself with His plan. Truly, the “madly in love stage” never has to fail if God fills us. If you want your love relationship to deepen simply love God and satisfy all your needs at the same time.

Just Give Me A Reason by Pink, cover by Sam Tsui, Kylee, & Kurt Schneider

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