Your soul is united to one God, Who is Three Persons, Who live in relationship with you: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. If the Father stopped thinking about you for one second, you would cease to exist. If you were the only person in this world, Jesus would have come to earth to teach you about God's love, mercy, and forgiveness; Jesus would have lived, died, and risen for YOU. The Holy Spirit graces you moment by moment and comforts you and challenges you by reminding you of all Jesus taught you.
How do you prioritize this marvelous relationship in your life, this God Who is the reason for your beginning, and the reason you will have no end? How firmly do you believe in God, trust in God, love God? Because the Truth is, every other relationship you have exists because God caused that person to exist and gave that person to you. How incredibly important is that?!
I'll bet you think a lot about how you express your love for those other important people in your life. Do you call or text or see friends each day? Do you check them out on Facebook? Or Twitter? Do you talk to your child, listen to him about his day? Make time to be alone and loving with your beloved? Check up on your aged parent?
How do you make time for God every day? Some quiet time, early in the morning, with a cup of coffee? Or quiet time in the shower? Or quiet time in the car? Or quiet time at bedtime? Is Saturday night or Sunday morning a priority for you, a time you pledge to give God every week to worship Him, listen to His Words, share your faith with other members of His Body?
Or - without even realizing it - have you become too busy to bother much with God?
Our culture talks a lot about Unequal Relationships in which one person gives far more than the other - and the relationship can't possibly endure under those circumstances. Healthy relationships have to be nourished or they die. We can never have a totally equal relationship with God. But God does consider us "Beloved." Do you consider God your "Beloved," your Best Friend, worthy of spending time with, worthy of giving your heart to, since God already gave His heart to you?
We always have to overcome fear in order to truly love. Maybe deep down we're afraid that if we give our hearts to God, God will ask too much of us. But - perfect love casts out fear and perfect trust tells us God is trustworthy. God will never deceive us. God is Truth, after all.
Every day, God asks you, as Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love Me?" (John 21: 17) And He asks you, calling you personally, by your name.
What do you answer?