Love is more than knowing about someone. It is a deep connection wrapped in feeling and experience. Have you experienced God’s love for you?
When the night is bad and my nerves are shattered and the waves break over the sides, Infinity speaks. God Almighty shares through His Son the depth of His feelings for me, His love flashes into my soul, and I am overtaken by mystery. […] caught up in the reckless raging fury that they call the love of God.
Manning, Brennan (2009-03-01). The Furious Longing of God (pp. 130-131). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.
God’s Love | More than Knowing About It
God’s love flashes into my soul. It rejoices with me in the bright places. His boundless love meets me in the dark spaces:
- Sleepless nights.
- Stress-filled, challenging days.
- Moments of seemingly insurmountable difficulties.
- Heart-wrenching moments of sorrow, even despair.
And, I am overtaken by its mystery.
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But, here I am, and His love sustains me!
Experiencing God’s Love | More than Knowing About It
I know about His love, but more importantly, I have experienced it for myself. It is only because of His love that I am still here today. In love, He reached down and rescued me not just from spiritual corruptness but life-ending hopelessness.
Still, sometimes I forget to experience, even revel, in His awesome love. Instead, I bury my head in His Word and study about it.
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“God loves you,” is not a statement of intellect. It is an outpouring of emotion, a deep connection wrapped in feeling and experience — from the awesomeness of the Almighty God to you and me.
So I ask, “Have you experienced God’s love for you?” It is real, tangible, and life-changing.
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17-19. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016. Print.