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?

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2 Comments

  • annepeterson Posted March 3, 2013 9:04 am

    I absolutely feel in love with God, but more importantly, I feel His love for me. I am convinced God loves me more than anyone else could ever love me.

    • Peter DeHaan Posted March 3, 2013 3:54 pm

      Yes, Anne, I agree. His love for me/us continues to amaze me.

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