You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
by Cheri Cowell
In 1964, the Righteous Brothers released a song titled, “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” (at the mention of it, some of you are humming the lyrics and some of you may need to Google it). During this month of love, let’s consider the ways you and I lose the loving feeling God calls us to. May these Scriptures cause us to examine the reasons for lost love, and to then reignite those loving feelings once again toward others, self and God.
Question: How are my critical words causing me to lose that loving feeling?
Question: How does a careless word or barb affect that loving feeling?
Question: How does complacency about God’s standards affect that loving feeling toward all that is godly?
The truth about godly love is that feelings follow godly actions. If you’ve lost that loving feeling toward yourself, others or God, the way to get that back is to take an aim at the actions above—comparisons, criticism, careless words or complacency in how you view the things of God. So write out the Scriptures for those things you struggle with the most and post them where you will be reminded. Then hear God whisper, “Don’t, don’t, don’t let it slip away…”