I am a lover of words, especially when they are set to music. Although I can’t sing well, I love to sing, especially my favorite love songs. Needless to say, when my husband and I attended a National Guard banquet recently, I was more than excited when the band started out with Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You.”
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ country love song by Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, George Strait, or Conway Twitty? Songs that make a woman feel beautiful, loved, and wanted. Who doesn’t want to live those types of love songs each day, constantly being whispered all the things a woman loves to hear?
Love songs are great and everything, even though sometimes we find ourselves in some of Brad Paisley’s love songs….Anyone else’s man ever want to check her for ticks because….well…he’s still a guy?
The fact of the matter is love songs, no matter how beautiful and romantic, aren’t always real life because we are imperfect people. No matter how badly we’d love to be stuck in the middle of Pinmonkey’s “I Drove All Night” with our man in uniform, we get in ruts, we get frustrated, we get tired, we get selfish, and the list goes on and on and on.
We can love these songs, romantic novels, and chick flicks. I myself got pretty addicted to the Hallmark Movie Channel’s Christmas movies this year. However, we can’t become disappointed when our lives aren’t living up to these radio and screen romance standards.
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][tweetthis]There is only one true love we should set our standards by – the love of Christ.[/tweetthis]
His love is the only Perfect Love.
His love is Real True Love.
His love is never frustrated, disappointed, or conditional.
Jars of Clay sings a song called “Love Song for a Savior.” The chorus repeats the line I want to fall in love with You. And shouldn’t we? Shouldn’t we want to fall in love with our Savior? He calls to us. He desires that relationship with us. We should come running and fall into His arms.
I am the first person to say that I love my husband with all of my heart. He is my everything. I yearn for his touch, his kiss, his voice. The crazy thing is, though, regardless of how deep my love is for my husband, Christ’s love for us is so much deeper, so much more. As devoted as we are to our spouses, that fact can seem unbelievable, unless you’ve experienced the love of Christ.
Mac Powell of Third Day sings,
“How deep and how wide is Your love
It never stops, it rages on
Your love is like a river flowing from my heart.”
So many times in Scripture, our relationship with Christ is compared to that of a bride and groom. But His love is much more than a romantic love. He love is sacrificial, unselfish, constant, and pure. We’ve done nothing to deserve His love, and He wants nothing more than to bestow it on us. That is much better than any love song written by man.
When we come to know the love of Christ, we can love more freely, more openly, more deeply, more like Christ Himself. When we are able to do that, we can see that the real love songs are those that are filled with praise for Christ, and those will be the ones that make our hearts melt. [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][tweetthis]Loving like Christ should be our ultimate goal, our ultimate love song. [/tweetthis]When we do that, we can be the women God has created us to be even when our lives don’t match up to what we hear on the radio.
Natasha Grimes is a full time elementary teacher and the wife of an Army National Guard Chaplain. She and her husband have 3 sons. Natasha blogs at http://alifeworthlivingforhim.blogspot.com about military life and the journey of motherhood.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]