“I am my lover’s and my lover is mine …” (Song of Songs 6:3)
We girlfriends adore our chick flicks, especially a good romance. This week on our Road Trip with the Girlfriends, let’s watch a video about agape, phileo, and eros – the three facets of true love, starring the author of The Cry of the Hidden Heart, Karen Bacon.
Pass the popcorn and push play for, “Servants, Friends, and Lovers.”
So, how are you as a servant, friend, and lover to your husband?
• Running low on phileo?
• Having a loss of eros?
• Point the way to agape!
In our Hidden Heart classes, we squirm and complain and excuse why we all fall short. But, instead of wallowing in guilt or blame, we remind each other that we’re not just trying to become better wives or have more satisfying marriages.
We’re after the Grand Prize – growing closer to Jesus. As we follow Jesus’ way of doing life, living and delighting in His love, His agape love flows through us to our husbands. Phileo and eros love will naturally flow from unconditional agape love.
There aren’t 10 easy steps to being a better servant, friend and lover. This journey is discovering how the cry of our hidden heart is answered by living in the reality of Christ’s love for each of us. Learning how to share His love with our husbands is the day-in/day-out blessing/challenge/trial of marriage.
If your life was made into a movie, what genre would it be? All of our lives have seasons of drama, tragedy, and comedy. Whether you are married or not, following Jesus is our ultimate love story.
He is our Conquering King and Leading Man who sees us as His princesses, no matter what rags we may be wearing at the moment. He whispers to us, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” He hears us whenever we cry out to Him. He mobilizes unseen armies to fight on our behalf.
And the ending? “Happy” doesn’t begin to describe it …
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. (2 Corinthians 2:9)