The More I Love YouVerse 1 The two shall become one Oh how this world don’t have a clue How to Love you To die as Christ died for us Love is sacrifice Love has no needs Please show me how to love you Help me see through my Sin And Please forgive me for the past within Chorus Father lead me to be The man that she needs So to my wife I can say That she’s my dying way For through his eyes I can see A beautiful mystery For Christ Has shown me the way To the love that will never fade And the closer I get to God The more I love you The more I love you Verse 2 He took me from my comfort zone And gently placed me in his loving arms So I could love you Then he helped me see through my sin And he forgave me for the past within Chorus Father lead me to be The man that she needs So to my wife I can say That she’s my dying way For through His eyes I can see A beautiful mystery For Christ has shown me the way To the love that will never fade And the closer I get to God The more I love you The more I love you The two shall become one Till death do us part But these vows I can not keep If God’s not in my heart In my Heart Please Lord Come into my Heart And help me see through my sin And please forgive me for the past within Chorus Father lead me to be The man that she needs So to my wife I can say That she’s my dying way For through His eyes I can see A beautiful mystery For Christ Has shown me the way To the love that never fades His Love never fades Oh Lord I love you To my wife I love you And the closer I get to God The more I love you The more I love you The more I love you
This song was written in response to a conversation my wife and I had following a night in which I had joined some friends for a night out on the town, (It is rare for either one of us to have a night out on the town). Things that would not have bothered me 10 years ago bothered me that night. She told me that I was just getting older, which is definitely true. Yet, I remember telling her that its more than me being older. God has changed me. It seems that the closer I get to God, the better I am able to love her, our children, other family members and friends, and myself. I sat down that evening and wrote the chorus.
I believe the World has mistaken Lust for Love. When you watch television, you can’t get through 15 minutes, heck maybe 5, without someone referring to something sexual, and usually it is never about a husband and a wife. That is why I started the first verse of the song with the following lyrics. “The two shall become one, Oh how this world don’t have a clue, how to love you!” If you want to know about love look at Jesus on the Cross, and you will see love.
I have experienced how sin wears you down and it is my belief that if you don’t repent, eventually it will destroy. I have found that it is much more difficult to love yourself and those around you, carrying around the burden of Sin. Sin can alter how you see yourself and how you see others. I remember early on in our Marriage, some friend would send me an in appropriate e-mail of a woman and I would think no big deal. Yet to all reading this, Yes It is a BIG deal. You can’t look lustfully at a picture or e-mail and then try to turn around and look at your wife or any woman, with Christ Like eyes. It will never happen!! The decision to look at inappropriate pictures or other items will destroy the way Christ wants you to see all women and worse of all it will destroy the ability to love yourself and those around you the way Christ loves each of us.
I am proud to say that I am not on the e-mail lists or text messaging of some people now due to my beliefs and my responses to their e-mail/texts. I pray that one day they see women, as a true man does, as Christ does.
Now to make it clear, I still have many faults and still get ornery with my comments to my wife. I love to get the eye roll!!!! Yet, my difference is Jesus. The closer I get to God, the more beautiful my wife gets and the more I am able to love her sacrificially. As the song says in the first verse, “Love is Sacrifice, Love has no needs”.
Through daily prayer, studying scripture, and attending weekly Mass, God has changed me and has changed how I see others. Yet there are two other areas that have brought me closer to God’s Love and they still do today.
1) I confess my sins on a regular basis by going to the sacrament of confession, or by getting on my knees in the house or in the shed and talk to him as if he were right in front of me. The reason for repenting is simply to get right with God. The closer I am to God the better I am able to Love. Which is why I love to sing the lyrics that lead into the Chorus “Help me see through my sin, Please forgive me for the past within”. In this Song, I am asking for forgiveness and then followed by asking God to lead me to be the Man he has called me to be!
2)”He took me from my comfort zone”. You will find these words in the second verse of the song. In order for God to change me or to change you, he must get you out of your comfort zone. My comfort zone was full of sinful ways and I was scared to leave that comfort zone for I thought that life wouldn’t be as fun and as exciting. I was wrong, Life is so much better without them!
To sum it up, this song is simply a prayer in which I am asking for forgiveness and asking for guidance so that I can Love my wife the way God has intended. Again, I am not perfect. In fact, I am sure some of you reading this are thinking, really Wade, I just heard you say this comment or what about when you did this action. I am not trying to preach to anyone. I am just wanted to share with all of you what God has shown me about love. I want all men to see Women with Christ like eyes, and to be quick to repent when tempted otherwise. I want all to know that Love has more to do with your sacrificial actions, than some feeling inside. I have thought to myself many times that Jesus wasn’t feeling all warm and mushy on the inside when he was getting beaten and crucified. Yet those actions are the greatest demonstration of love that this world will ever see!
God Bless You All!