The day is April 25, 2003 and something happen this day that change my life. I can remember that my whole being was not the same. My tongue changed and the way in which I participated within in life was different. I met someone unlike no other. I was merely walking throughout life and enjoying the fruits of my labor, sort of speak, and then it hit me. My life is not complete. It requires an addition. I could remember the Lord saying within his word, everything is good, except for man to be alone. This sensation gripped me like no other. A passion began to burn that my mind began to wrestle with the implications of a relationship. I understood sharing myself would not be easy. For all of my life it was about self-preservation. The challenge of being yoked with someone may provide a magnification of potential, but there was also a potential risk I would loose myself.
What was I to do? Could I actually give up my life and receive something special in return? Did I have all the necessary tools to have something so rich and deep. The Bible says that my body would no longer be my own, but my wifes. I would now gain the ability for prayers to be hindered as recorded in 1 Peter 3:7. What a task God has given man. Oh! the sensation and passion of the first meeting is so powerful and so life changing this must be an indication that if lost, it could be regained. I must engage this.
In the beginning of every relationship, including one with Christ, there should be a deep passion. This passion does not remain and must be regained by recalling it. Jesus tells the church of Ephesus, you do great works, but do not forget your first love and begin to do the first works again or else you will lose your lampstand. Husbands, you may provide financially and fix broken things in the home, but do not forget your first love or else you will lose your home. The girlfriend experience is that moment in time that captures your breathe and increases your heart’s response for action. But the initial experience changes and the cotton candy must move toward a richer meal of steak, rice and veggies. A meal that sustains for the days approaching and provide answers for the coming weather.