I’ve heard it said, “You can’t choose who you fall in love with so be careful who you date.”
The heart is powerful. David Clark says, “Infatuation is like a drug.” When it kicks in, it takes over heart and mind.
Culture tells us, “follow your heart”. The message starts early with Disney.
Someday my prince will come
Someday I ‘ll find my love
And how thrilling that moment will be
When the prince of my dreams comes to me
He’ll whisper I love you
And steal a kiss or two
Though he’s far away I’ll find my love someday
Someday when my dreams come true
“When my prince comes for me…” Subtle, but powerful.
As we get a bit older, the Prince looks a bit differently.
Us ‘80’s girls heard Kenny Rogers sing:
Lady, for so many years I thought I’d never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Today, it’s Justin Timberlake. He’s looking in the mirror at the other half of himself.
Wherever we turn, we’re told there is a soul mate out there for us, making us feel “less than” if we don’t!
Jesus’ love, His Word, teaches me there is one and His name is Jesus! Jesus is the One that each and every heart is looking for! He is the filler of EVERY love gap! He is the one who gives our hearts’ dreams.
He says in John 7: 37 – 38, “Let anyone who is thirsty (or feels empty) come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
I believe Jesus created us to be filled by Himself and to enjoy His river of living water with another one day.
We have to teach our girls to be careful, very careful, when they find their needy hearts thirsty, to drink of The River first; get filled.
Then, be choosey, so very, very choosey about who they “drink with”.