Monday, June 7, 2010

More Like Falling in Love

I've noticed that there are a lot of people in our society today who are looking for a "cause" to back. Almost as if they can get behind something bigger than themselves, it will bring meaning to their lives. Every one's trying to be so "deep" - movies can't be entertaining anymore because they have to convey a "message". People dress like the magazines show them to, they believe what their professors & the media tell them to, they pick up the "causes" that Hollywood points them to...on & on it goes with this search for significance, they will NEVER find outside of Christ.

Yet, even in the Church, I see people struggling to find their place, find peace, & find meaning for their life. Religion can be a "cause" that some seek after for the very same reasons the world does.

I came across this song that puts into words what I've been thinking. It's called, "More Like Falling in Love" by Jason Gray.

Sometimes people mistakenly lump Christianity in with religion and think it's just another thing to believe in, or get behind. A set of rules, a creed, a doctrine, an ideology...however you want to say it, it doesn't satisfy! Only a relationship with Jesus Christ will fill that void.

I think many of us start off with a relationship through Salvation, but somewhere along the road of growing in the knowledge of Christ, we go back to religion. Much like the first chapter in Galatians where Paul writes "you foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you?" (Gal.3:1-8) "Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?" Or in other words, you started out with grace & then you started adding your own ability to it, in order to keep your faith.

But think about when you first fell in love...the emotions, the excitement, the commitment. You didn't want to be separated from your love. You would eat, sleep & breathe thinking of them. Even better, think of how you felt when you first came to know Jesus' love for you. The cleansing feeling, the freedom, the overwhelming sense of acceptance.

Now, examine where you are now and where you were then. If you're like me, you might have a little adjusting to do. I know for me, it's time to go back to my first love and renew that passion & zeal. It's gotta be more like "falling in love" and less like "just something to believe in."


  1. Great post Angie! You're absolutely right! This definitely makes me check my motives as well. God help us stay on the right path that leads to LIFE.

    Love you,

  2. Good thoughts. I think you are so right.

  3. It's interesting that I even find it hard to find "place" within church setting. The body of Christ just isn't merely that sometimes--it still has the dynamics of political posturing, who looks good in what, etc. Perhaps that is why it's hard to find place there, even when salvation is real for the individual.