Haste is the enemy of both love and devotion. We cannot engage in deep, intimate relationships in haste. “Speed Relationships” aren’t plausible. Building a strong foundation that will last takes time, patience and commitment. Love doesn’t happen overnight. To truly love someone, we must get to know him or her deeply. We must be devoted regardless of any flaws. We must accept and cherish that person. Sit down with her, and discover who she is. Over time that person’s likes, dislikes, uniqueness, ideologies and flaws become genuinely beautiful. She becomes intriguing and captivating. There is little allure from knowing someone on the surface, from a distance.
Our relationship with the Lord should be the same. We should be devoted to Him and devote ourselves to growing closer to Him. This can’t be done in haste. We can’t know everything about the Lord overnight. Nor can we know everything about Him without interacting with Him, reading His Word or spending time talking to Him in prayer. This would be like saying our best friend is someone we’re never met. How can someone we’ve never connected with be someone we place in such high regard? We must engage with God daily through prayers, bible study, scripture reading, worship, service, etc. in order to build a relationship with Him.
God already loves us, and has spent all of time doing so. He doesn’t need to sit down to get to know us. He created us and knows us better than we know ourselves. In order for us to have a deep relationship with the Lord, we must put forth the effort. He’s done His part and He’s waiting for us to join Him. He has so much He wants to share with us and He can’t wait until we truly hear it, with an open and loving heart. It’s time to make the effort to learn more about Him so we can love Him more.