God is love.
I confess …
… that I find it difficult to feel God’s love and give Him mine. Other qualities of God, such as His sovereignty, are easier to handle because they are more like intellectual constructs than emotional ideals. Since, as the Bible says, “God is love,” don’t you think that I should feel His love, just as I can feel the love of a human being? Love, after all, isn’t a math problem. It isn’t an intellectual construct. Love cuts deeply into who and what I am.
Premise One: God is love.
I can love God because God is a person. That lovely 19th C hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty …” ends with the theological statement, “God in three persons, blessed Trinity.” He is three PERSONS. Persons. I must relate to God as a person, then, and not some theological abstraction. And, I SHOULD experience God, that is.
I want to give and take God’s love.
Premise Two: God is a person.
This means, that to love God and be loved by Him, my heart must be involved. But, practically, what exactly does this mean? What must I do, not do; think, not think; feel, not feel; to love Him?
I’m not sure.
Premise Three: Divine love is emotive as well as intellectual. It’s all encompassing.
This is the faith-issue that I’m going to explore in this blog during these next few weeks: How to feel God’s love, to really believe He loves me, and give to Him my love.