A three for one today.
1. Dating seems like such an exaggerated performance that is often about gaining approval. I don’t want to be more for you. I want to be less for God. If I wouldn’t lie to him, what reason would I allow to lie to you?
2. Are holy matters “boring”, or are they just less about me? Pray for the desire to be fulfilled and that we would see the fulfillment of Gods promises through himself as enough.
3. Sometimes I wonder if the only reason people are nice early in relationships is so that they can gain influence over one another, even if there’s nothing loving or good going on. With intimacy comes the capacity to become controlling, and not just in a romantic understanding. I can understand authority, I can understand Gods sovereignty, but the idea of sugar coating and putting on false airs really scares me. Sometimes it’s as though controlling people are in a relationship with the power another person’s weakness affords them instead of another person. It hurts us all to bear around that, let alone bear it.