3. Keep an Eternal Perspective
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Once we identify those lesser loves and choose to stop wavering between them and God as our One True Love, we must live daily with an eternal perspective. This perspective will remind us when lesser loves come in our lives as shiny objects or people, that we have a Kingdom in Heaven we are living for. That every day is one day closer to our eternal home.
Solomon was man in the Bible that was given the title as the wisest man, “wiser than all other men” (I King 4:29-30). What we find in his old age is that his perspective was one that was eternal. He found everything in this world to be empty and void of meaning. This lament became the theme of the entire book of Ecclesiastes. It is in Ecclesiastes 1:2 where Solomon says which great passion, “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”
Solomon had it all, tried everything, but when He left God out of the equation pursuing lesser loves, nothing satisfied Him like God: his One True Love. He says that anything other than pursuing God is a meaningless life and described it as nothing but “grasping and chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14).
We are much like Solomon. Longing for loves of this world to complete our emptiness; that something missing inside of us, only to find it all meaningless in the end. The void and gap in our life was intended for God and God alone. We must get our eyes above the limited perspective of life here on earth and live our life with a Kingdom perspective. For “this world is not our home; as we are looking forward to our everlasting home in Heaven.” (Hebrew 13:14)
We have a perfect union waiting for us, a beautiful perfect eternity with our One True love which consists of nothing but wholeness, completeness, and oneness with Him. Let’s begin the journey now of making God our One True Love thirsting after lesser loves no more.
A Prayer to Make God Your One True Love
Thank you for your unwavering love for us. That no matter what we do, your feelings are the same for us and never change. For its incomprehensible for us to even begin to understand just “how wide, how long, how high, and how deep is His love is for us.” (Ephesians 3:18) Forgive us for wavering between you, who we know and believe in our heart is the one and only God. No thing, person or idea can take your place. You are the “Lord of Lords, and King of Kings.” (I Timothy 6:15) “Name above every other name.” (Philippians 2:9) At times, we have not lived this way. We have depended on lesser loves and idols during seasons of drought just like the Israelites did. At times, we have betrayed you as our first love. Lord, give us a desire and love for you like no other. Prompt us in moments where we can’t see you, that we know you “hear us” (I John 5:14), you’re “near us” (Psalm 145:18), and you have “taken account of our every cry” (Psalm 56:8). We love you Lord, and choose this today, today, to put you as the only true love on the throne of our heart.
In Jesus’ Name,
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