Monday, April 8, 2013

Loving God best

I woke up this morning with a CS Lewis quote running through my head. A friend of ours wakes up each day with a song, and can reproduce it all day long. And I'm used to working out difficulties in my writing while I sleep. Even difficulties in my relationships. Well, that is, the Holy Spirit who neither slumber nor sleeps but watches through the night, works them out while I'm sleeping. 

So now and then I awaken with a quote that just won't let me go. It wraps itself around me for all its worth, until I know I need to stop and really pay attention. Today, it's a CS Lewis quote, though I actually didn't know it was until I combed the internet for it. Then I hit the side of my head because of course--OF COURSE--it is.

"When I have learned to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the expense of God and instead of God, I shall be moving toward the state in which I shall not love my earthly dearest at all. When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased."

Think on this a moment. 
Are first things first with you?
Do you love God better than your earthly dearest? 
Do I?

I have nothing to add to his profound words.

See you tomorrow.

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