I shared that getting to know the Lord, abiding in Him, is much the same, but also different.
His girlfriend, now wife, was physically present. Christ is not. So the relational tools are different. We still carry on a conversation. Rather than picking up the phone we use the Bible, God’s Word to us, and prayer, our way of speaking to Him.
There are parallels with both relationships. There were conversations with his girlfriend that were unremarkable. That is part of any relationship. Same with God. There will be times we spend with Him that seem mechanical, stiff, whatever way you want to describe an unremarkable experience. But as with his girlfriend there are conversations and times that are overwhelming, mind blowing, the times that drew him to her and finally led him to ask to spend his life with her. Same thing with our relationship with God. There will be times that the Word seems to leap off of the page, that our time in prayer with Him seems especially rich.
As both relationships grow. As we get to know our partners the communication gets easier, richer, even to the point that we know what the other is going to say. Same thing with God. As we get to know Him, as we abide in Him and His Word, we begin to know His heart and we recognize His voice and we anticipate His Words.
It is no different, but it is.