“you got your hand on the door
and you’re ready just to walk out
well the fight that you had
filled your mind up with all this doubt
and you’re losing your mind
and losing your faith
and you can’t remember
why you fell in love in the first place

go back, go back
to the moment of truth
when she walked down the aisle
and your first said ‘i do’
when this life makes you wonder
what have you got to lose
go back, go back
to the moment of truth

you got your hand on a habit
and you can’t seem to let it go
it used to be your escape
now it’s out of control
and now it’s you in the mirror
but you don’t recognize your face
and you’re looking for a reason
not to throw it all away

go back, go back
to the moment of truth
with three words
‘it’s a girl’ and she looks just like you
when this life makes you wonder
what have you got to lose
go back, go back
to the moment of truth

you got your hand on the bible
but your heart feels like stone
’cause you think that you’ve made
too many mistakes to come home
and you’re losing your will
and you’re losing your faith
and now you wonder if you even believed in the first place

just go back to the moment of truth
when you first talked to Jesus
and He reached out for you
He’s still reaching…
out for you
so when this life makes you wonder
what have you got to lose
just go back…
to the moment of truth…”

~ “the moment of truth”.. by matthew west

With today being Valentine’s Day, this song came to my mind.. It tears up my heart to see how many families have fallen apart in the past twenty+ years. I don’t even know how many people I know who have been divorced or maybe even who are currently in the middle of going through one.

When we start looking for satisfaction apart from Christ.. that is when our lives are going to completely crumble. But nobody wants to have a broken life.. so we begin to try something else. Maybe this will finally fill that hole inside.. maybe this will finally be what we need.. And so it becomes a cycle. How much of a habit it’s become in our world to look all around us, frantically trying to find something that will even semi-fulfill us.. while all the time we ignore that He is here.

And God isn’t just passively waiting for us to come to Him. He’s pursuing us, so desperately wanting us to come to Him and just let Him love us.

But we have to make the choice ourselves.

Sometimes it’s just easier to run away from where we need to be. It’s easier to ignore our challenges and problems than to seek out ways to fix them or at least to make them less of a challenge.

It is encouraging for me to know that He is always pursuing this relationship with me.. even when I might not make the time I should for Him. It’s something I’ve been really working on.. setting aside time to read and study, to pray.. to just see how I can better pursue Him as He pursues me. I want to never have it become a blur to me of why I fell in love with Him in the first place.

[I got this great new book in the mail from Tricia Goyer yesterday… it’s all about how each generation faces unique challenges in their marriages and other parts of life. You should check it out.. I bet it’ll give you some great ideas and make you think.. “Generation NeXt Marriage“.. more to come on that soon.]

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