The Heart of a Whore

My relation to God is similar in some ways to the relation of a heartless and helpless prostitute to their loving and faithful spouse. I have entered into a relationship with God by means of God’s grace, but I repeatedly fall short of being faithful in the relationship and my heart seems to have an insignificant amount of remorse for doing so. It often pains me that I whore my heart and hope out to intelligence, wealth and other pieces of dust, while God stands faithful. Where my relationship departs from the analogy of the prostitute and the spouse is in the fact that a spouse has limited capabilities to chase after and change the inner being of the prostitute, while God’s capabilities to pursue and change my inner being are exceedingly great. I have assurance in the love and power of God to continually reshape and refine my inner being. I do not believe I will ever have a perfect relationship with God on this side of death, but I hope that by the unearned favor of God that relationship will continue to grow and strengthen.

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