The Look of Love

If you come here regularly, you’re familiar with my enjoyment of oldies music.
I have often wondered why God keeps speaking to me through pop songs. I think maybe He chooses to work with the raw material He’s got readily available in my brain! I’m laughing as I type this and I hope you get a giggle out of it, too.
Really, I figure if God can speak through a donkey, He can use a “secular” song to get His message through to me. But I digress. Back to the topic at hand:
For years, Robert and I have experienced a phenomenon familiar to many married couples I know. You may have experienced it yourself at some point.

It’s what is commonly referred to as, “The Look.”

You know what I’m talking about.  It’s the facial expression that one spouse makes when they are upset with the other for something they’ve said or done (or not done).It’s probably most frequently made by the wife and directed at the husband.

“The Look” is able to convey displeasure, disdain, or disbelief. In a split second, “The Look” says more than you could possibly communicate in a two-minute monologue.
I remember the first time the Lord told me that it wasn’t enough just to control my tongue and that I had to control “The Look.” I was pretty sure that it was impossible for me to control my facial muscles.
It was hard, but not impossible. God knew that I could do it with His help.
These days I get it right most of the time.But sometimes “The Look” still makes an appearance on my face.
So I repent. And I remember this verse:
Because what I think about matters. Because what I think about is what I say and do.
I do my best to choose not to think about the things Robert does that I don’t like.
Instead, I choose Paul’s suggestions: true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy.
Because He knows that when a bad habit is removed, I’ve got to replace it with something that lines up with the Word of God.
Thinking about Robert and how much God and I love him results in a different “look.”
What I think about is reflected on my face.
God’s love. It never fails. It always protects and hopes. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs.
When I’m thinking about LOVE, then that is what reflects on my face.
The LOOK OF LOVE. I’m not just talking about romantic love. Tenderness, affection, adoration…the list could go on and on.
I’m ready for a new look.
How ‘bout you?
And I hope you enjoy this remake of an old song…