Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Falling in Love

 I heard More Like Falling in Love by Jason Gray on the radio as we were driving home from church on Sunday.  It surely wasn't the first time I had heard the song, but in that moment, it was as if it was the first time, and it touched me in a new way.  I posted the video if you'd like to listen (if you read my blog via email or on Facebook, you'll have to go to my blog (bluefield5.blogspot.com) to view the video).

Do you remember what it felt like to fall in love?  That breathless, almost aching, thrilling, head over heels falling feeling, that always thinking about and wanting to spend time with the object of your affection?  I do.  But over the years, I have to admit, the excitement has faded.  Sawblock and I have been married for almost 15 years now, and we've become...comfortable.  Don't get me wrong, I love him more now than when we were in that falling stage, and he still can make my heart beat a little faster, but we know that each of us is in this for the long haul, and, as a result, I think we take each other for granted a little bit.  There are so many other things (including three little things named Code-man, Logo, and Bubby) competing for our time and attention, and we've become complacent in our courtship of each other.

As I listened to the song, I realized that that's exactly how I've been feeling in my relationship with God lately: complacent, comfortable, familiar, stagnant.  It's a knowing in my mind, in a reserved, stand-off way, rather than a knowing in my heart, in a personal, experiential way.  There are so many other things competing for my time and attention, that I've been taking God for granted, and I haven't been paying attention to God's wooing.  And that's exactly what I need: to be swept off my feet, falling in love, losing my heart again to the One who pursues me.

I think many of us need this reminder, that it's not about religion, it's about relationship.

"...I need more than a truth to believe.  I need a truth that lives, moves, and breathes.  To sweep me off my feet, it's gotta be more like falling in love than something to believe in.  More like losing my heart than giving my allegiance..."


More Like Falling in Love by Jason Gray

Give me rules, I will break them
Show me lines, I will cross them
I need more than a truth to believe
I need a truth that lives, moves, and breathes
To sweep me off my feet, it’s gotta be

More like falling in love than something to believe in
More like losing my heart than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out, come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love

Give me words, I’ll misuse them
Obligations, I’ll misplace them
‘Cause all religion ever made of me
Was just a sinner with a stone tied to my feet
It never set me free, it’s gotta be

More like falling in love than something to believe in
More like losing my heart than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out, come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love

Deeper and deeper
It was love that made me a believer
In more than a name, a faith, a creed
Falling in love with Jesus brought the change in me, it’s gotta be

More like falling in love than something to believe in
More like losing my heart than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out, come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love

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