Over and over, God calls us His Bride. And in the Bible, when His followers set their hearts upon things that He hates, He calls them unfaithful. So (and I know you guys know this, but whatever) when I disobey Him, it's like I'm cheating on my husband.
Everytime I purposely exclude that girl from a conversation, it's breaking my vows to God. Everytime I watch that trashy TV show, it's a kiss on the devil's lips.
And I say I Love God?! How can I say I Love Him, when I keep doing the things He knows aren't good for me - and enjoying it, too! In those times, wouldn't it be more accurate to say, "I like You a lot, God, but I just don't Love You enough to stop cheating on You"?
Honestly, I've been wanting to post something like this for a long time. I haven't, though, because (and isn't this so human of me?) the aforementioned show is almost through its season, and I wanted to get to the end of the season, before I made a public announcement that I was going to work harder to rid my life of unclean things. Hypocrisy at its best, let me tell you.
I'm getting nauseous writing this, because I hate confessing, but these things need to be said.
I do all these things - flirt with the devil in all these ways - and then I say, "I just Love You, Jesus - here, let me pound another nail into Your wrist!"
Come on, Rachel. You know better.
If I want to be Love, like I've said so, so many times, then I have to get rid of these things. I have to stop muttering curses under my breath, when I'm ticked off. I have to get up and stop wasting time on Facebook. I have to stop saying Love and start being it.
Crazy Love. You don't really crazy-Love God, until you're willing to get rid of absolutely everything that strangles the relationship.
Pardon me, guys, I'm going to go deactivate my Pinterest account...