31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes, Devotionals, Love and Marriage

Completed in Him

You complete me.

It’s that famous movie line from some movie that is just not famous enough for me to remember. He makes you whole. She defines my being. We go together like peanut butter and jelly. We are the infinity tattooed on our arms. Completeness is found as we tie the knot with our helpmeet, our soul mates, and our best friends.

If this was the case, why do so many complete couples cut that knot they tied ever so tightly and walk away? Are they frayed on the edges, hurt by the burns of life, or abused to breaking points?  Maybe they are bored, gained a new appearance after childbirth, found new friends, or the twinkle died out.  Quite possibly all of these, but there’s another famous quote with higher meaning and deeper definition.

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” 
― Max Lucado

She found her completeness before she found her man. As a matter of fact, the man had to go searching for someone different in order to find her. The One who completed her will be the one to complete him. Together they make the picture ordained by God, and not them ordaining their own perfection.

2 Timothy 4:8 ESV

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing

We are rewarded according to His riches. He passes on the crown to all of us, culminating in a grand wedding feast. Although we could never ask for more than royal treatment, our human nature creates a need for deep relationships, intimate bonds, and have a sense to be fruitful. God knows our longings, but He also wants us to draw near to Him first in all things. The rest will follow.

As God tells us, it’s not good for man to be alone. He creates us to live together in order to grow, unite and fulfill Kingdom work. In doing so, we are to love each other, and take care of those we have formed committed bonds with.

Ephesians 5:25 

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

People these days look for insta-relationships, fun times, and whirlwind romances. Snaps of perfection with little depth is what is typed into our search engines. We want fast and easy that keeps committed until it’s too hard. People have gotten lazy and hearts get crushed when the making of a relationship dies without accepting some of the responsibility.

When we allow for the Lord to be the one we run to for all things first, He will provide that perfect match.

His will is always right and His ways will make for a grand romance. Click To Tweet

It’s hard to believe a lot of the times. Heartbreak abounds even when we are totally, and equally in love. We are sinners and fall short, but when we seek the Lord first, He will right our wayward paths and bring us together in unity with our loves.  It may take a lifetime, but when we keep trusting and moving forward, all things work out for His glory and our eternity.

Today’s writing prompt is: COMPLETE. Please find all of my posts from the 31 Days of Free Writing Prompts at this link and write along with me.

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