“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” Matthew 22:37 (NIV)
Lovesick means you are in love or missing the person you love so much that you are unable to act normally. Do you remember the last time you were lovesick for the Lord?
I thought back to when Brian and I were dating. We were so in love and wanted to be together every moment. I would skip meals just to talk to him or spend time with him. If we would go out to eat together, I would only take a few bites. The truth is that being lovesick is real, not just for your spouse but for the Bridegroom also. When is the last time you walked away from or skipped a meal because you were so preoccupied with your first love that you weren’t even interested in eating?
The Lord has given us invitation after invitation for intimacy with Him.
The Gospel is a divine, eternal love story that is all about capturing our hearts and ushering us into a place where nothing matters except being in unbroken fellowship with God. Our God is a God of love, strength, and power. His great desire is toward you.
Yet if we are honest, we have to admit that we will make time for what we love the most. Though the devil will steal your time, overwork, and overwhelm you, it is up to you to fight for time with the One you love, and if you truly love Him, then fight you will.
During this fast, declare this to be a season of lovesickness to restore the passion of your first love back to the proper place in your life.
Father God, I present myself, my family, and my future to You. I need You more than I have ever needed You before! Come, Holy Spirit! Come and invade my unholy comfort zones with the love of God. Change me. Shape me. Consume me with Your Holy Presence. Take control of my life. During this fast, I ask for life-changing encounters as I seek You first, Your Kingdom, and Your righteousness. Create in me a new passion and intimacy to seek Your presence. Help me to fall deeper in Love with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.