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?