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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Permanent Answer to the Need for Romance

Romance is, according to the dictionary, “excitement, love, and adventure of the kind found in literature, romantic quality or spirit.” The list of its definitions goes on to say “an exaggeration or fabrication that has no real substance.”

Who doesn’t want romance?

Most of us are looking for passionate excitement of some kind. We read novels with romance in them, and we imagine ourselves in the place of the heroine. We love to visit romantic places—full of history and who-knows-what kinds of stories. We even make up “what should be” in our heads—and sometimes, in our hearts as well.

Most women are tailor-made for romance. We thrive on it, fictional or otherwise.

But, for most, romance—the kind we dream of—eludes us.

Let me let you in on a secret: it’s because we’re looking in the wrong places.
  • Single women seek it. Their radar is on red alert for Mr. Wonderful.
  • Married women look for it in their husbands.
  • Young women look starry-eyed towards their future.
  • Many women read novels that express their desires.
  • Most women have expectations without fulfillment, and they are frustrated.

Yes, we’re looking in the wrong places.

This is Valentine’s Day, and everyone dreams about Mr. Handsomeness coming by with a dozen roses in his hand, a diamond ring in his pocket, and sweet nothings on his lips.

It may happen for some of you.

But, even if it does happen this year, be advised. This kind of romance will not last forever. (Sorry to burst your bubble!)

Years ago, I found the permanent answer to my desire for romance.
  • It wasn’t in novels.
  • It wasn’t in my husband (though he’s a keeper, for sure).
  • It wasn’t in flowers and chocolates on the right day.
  • It wasn’t even in the fairy-tale European village I live in.

I found it in an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • He is always there for me, all day, all night, forever.
  • He absolutely and unconditionally loves me. (He gave His life’s blood for me and took my sin on Himself. He continues to love me, even knowing that I am human and fallible.) That’s love!
  • I found Someone who wants to communicate with me 24/7. I found that He has something special to say to me each day, through His Word, and through my listening in prayer. He actually wants to listen to what I have to say, no matter how dumb it may sound, every day, all day—and every night, all night.
  • Jesus meets all my needs. He even knows them before I do. The Lord meets my emotional needs as well as my physical and spiritual needs.

I found romance in my Divine Lover.

Read this verse with romance in mind:

But my God shall supply all your need
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 
(Philippians 4:19)

Do you believe the Lord is sufficient? Do you believe He can provide all your needs?

He can!

Start today to develop an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

He will meet all your heart needs.

Happy Valentines Day!


  1. Yes, indeed, Lou Ann, you've hit the nail on the head again! I too have discovered that God alone completes me. The other dear ones in my life are precious, but as one song says about God, "I couldn't make it one day without you!"

    1. Exactly. God completes us. Thank you, Sandra, for your comment. Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Amen. This sort of thing isn't said often enough. Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Sadly, many of us had to learn this the hard way. I am thankful I did, and I know you are too. Happy Valentine's Day, Lauren!

  3. ¡Amen! Tu sabes que llegué a esa conclusión apenas hace dos semanas? Me alegra saber que llegué a una buena conclusión.
    ¡Feliz día de San Valentín!
    Amen! You know I came to this conclusion just two weeks ago? I'm glad I came to a good conclusion.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Tere. I am sincerely happy for you.

  4. So true -- only Christ can meet our deepest needs.

    1. Isn't it a blessing to know Him! God bless you, Barbara.


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