A year or so ago I made a bold statement to some close friends. As a group, we enjoy the freedom to ask pointed questions and the expectation to give honest answers; being transparent is our norm.
Yet, I surprised myself by proclaiming, “I’m more in love with God today than ever before.”
Yeah, it was brash—but I meant it: I’m having a spiritual love affair with God.
What caused me to declare my passion for the Almighty?
I suppose it was a convergence of things: an intellectual knowledge of my standing with him, the movement of his spirit in my life, a burst of clarity over what I read in the Bible, a sense of his presence in my being, and…euphoric emotion.
Yes, I felt in love with God. Now, I know it’s unwise to move by emotion or make decisions based on feeling, but I couldn’t deny what I felt that day.
Yet a few weeks later, the feeling was gone. Sure, I was still in love with God: my mind knew it, my spirit knew it, and my soul knew it, but I just didn’t feel it.
Then last week, while praying for God’s work in the lives of family and friends, that in-love feeling came back. Oh, glorious day!
When it comes to love—be it for God or for people—we can’t rely on our feelings, but when we do feel in love, it’s a wonderful thing.
Do you feel in love with God?
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.