“And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore, my husband will love me.” Genesis 29:32
What happens when you believe you are in love with someone? —How does this change your behavior?
There is an old song in which the refrain says, "There's a thin line between love and hate." And, an adage that reads, "All is fair in love and war!" It's not a Jesus principle, but some Christians use it as their mantra.
See, here's the problem; if you are a man or woman in-love, and you feel compelled to continuously manipulate, deceive, lie, and conjure, a potential mate into loving you, your union has not come from the Holy Spirit, no matter what you may tell yourself. And, eventually, the things that were used in the past to hold him or her, will not work to keep your potential mate in the future.
Love can be duplicitous; it can empower us to be at our strongest, and it can soften our hewn edges to render us our weakest. We really have to pray when trying to determine who our mate will be; because, we can be easily deceived and led astray if we believe there is a void in this area of our life.
G.P.S, —God's Positioning System is the Holy Spirit. If you are a Christian and in love with someone, at some point you must ask for direction; because, your own heart will almost always lead you astray, and any type of deception will always come back to haunt you.
So, keep this prayer in mind. "Lord God, thank you for my potential mate. Help me to select the man or woman of my dreams within the guidance of the Holy Spirit. —Search my heart and theirs for the perfect match. Teach us how to Love each other. Temper our hearts with patience, gratitude, compassion, generosity, integrity, kindness, and Love. In the Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior. Amen." L.
Reference Study: Genesis 29:20-25
Excerpt from: "A Thin Line" In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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