Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My Most Favorite Person

I have the most amazing boyfriend ever. Really. He's tall, dark, and handsome but that's the least of my reasons to love him. I've told him over and over (he's probably sick of me saying it) that he's my most favorite person in the world.

When something exciting happens, he's the first person I text. When I'm angry and frustrated, he's the one who gets the phone call. And at the end of a long day, there's no one I want to talk to more than him.

Every day he makes an effort to let me know how much he loves me. He tells me I'm pretty and that he's the luckiest man alive. He tells me he loves me about 1,000 times a day and sometimes I think my heart might brim over with happiness.
But then I thought - isn't this the way we should look at Christ? Shouldn't He be my favorite person in the whole wide world? When I get in a predicament no matter how big or small, doesn't He want to hear them all? No matter how many times I get angry or frustrated or want to pout, doesn't He love continuously?

I felt guilty at first that I had never thought of this before. But then I realized how blessed I was that I had a man that brought out the Jesus in me.

"He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm." - Proverbs 13:20

Despite what girls want the world to see, girls are yucky sometimes. Sometimes I get sick and look miserable and act impatient. But he'll still kiss my forehead and tell me he loves me. This takes commitment people.

"In the day of my trouble, I call upon you and you answer me." Psalm 86:7

Sometimes we fight. Usually because I get frustrated. I will yell and throw things and take it out on him, even when he did nothing wrong....simply because he's the one I feel most comfortable with. And you know what he does? He gets mad for about 5 seconds then asks me not to be frustrated with him. And usually we get over it.

"My dear brothers: take note of this - everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. For a man's anger does not bring about the righteous life God desires." - James 1:19-20
Other times we fight and man we really get angry. This is normal in relationships I think. And do you know what? He's always the first to apologize. I mean always the first!

"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked "Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven times"" - Matthew 18:21-22

Don't get me wrong, he's a typical guy. He's not perfect. He says things he doesn't mean, and thinks flatulance is the worlds funniest thing. And I'm pretty sure after two years of dating he still doesn't remember my birthday. But I love him for the big things and don't think I can love him anymore. (I can't wait to see how love grows!)

"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God, our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirirt." -Titus 3:4-5

My message is this: be with men who bring out Christ in themselves and more importantly yourself. But always remember that no man can be as perfect and loving as Christ!