There are times we are rushing around “doing” instead of being, involved in this that and the other thing that is somewhat important, but still … It’s all really just running. Running from intimacy. It’s typically thought to be a male problem, to sometimes be too busy to stop and look deep into the eyes of their lover, to lose themselves there, and to “feel” deeply for that person in that moment. Women are thought to crave this more, and have the ability to sustain emotional intimacy longer. However I have noticed myself lately in this “busy” and disengaged place from the Lover of my soul in whom I have so often delighted. Never that I stop loving Him, adoring Him, and knowing that He is in me and I in Him. But I speak of something far more intimate than a “positional” or “legal” place of being married to Christ, but of the actually emotional connectivity and energy that I have to gaze in His face when I first wake up, reach out to embrace Him, and to really “feel” the wonder of our mutual love. This is what some might call “adult imagination,” but what God has put into the heart of children is a foretaste of reality. They imagine things by faith, and live out what they believe in their actions.
So if you too are starting to come out of that dry place in your relationship with Jesus, hear the words of John saying, “Go back and do those first things that you first did when you were first in love.”
Hold his hand. Read Him a love poem, or listen to the one He wrote for you. Observe closely the sunset He painters for you and praise one of the many details He put into it. Talk with Him. Snuggle in His warm embrace.
When you remember the place of romance with the Lord, you find all of your deep places fully satisfied.