What Does God’s Love Really Feel Like?

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No Greater Love

My daughter did it again. She called me out on not going deeper.

She’s right.

I wrote a nice little surface post about 7 simple love steps but didn’t put my heart and soul into it.

Love is an emotion that lifts us up, carries us, and breaks us down.

No other emotion effects us more. It deserves deeper thought and consideration. But there are so many facets we will have to break it into bite sized pieces for reflection.

God’s Love

Let’s start on the love that started this very blog.

The Love of God.

Oh boy, how do we put that one into words?

There is a children’s song that says, “God’s love is higher than the highest mountain, deeper than the sea.”

Having lived a life alone with God for many years I can tell you from walking in it, that little song doesn’t begin to explain how incredible God’s love for us is!

Let’s see if this opens some heart’s doors. . .

Are any of you parents?

That was a trick question, I know you are.

Stop for a minute and think about your children. Let that love swell up in your chest. Till it hurts. Think about how proud of them you are. Even when they’re not at their best we love them so much we wouldn’t think twice about diving in front of a moving vehicle, or even taking a bullet to save them, would we?

We would die to save our children.  Wouldn’t we?

They are the most important thing in our life.

Right?

Of course they are.

What makes you think God loves you any less than that?

I grew up in a church that had me scared of God.

If I didn’t do everything right I would have to deal with God’s wrath. I would make Him mad and He would punish me.

Well, trust me, I’ve done things, still do things that hurt Him. But He still loves me enough to die for me!

I hurt Him when I do something stupid, but He never stops loving me!

One of my favorite parts in ANY movie,  is in the Passion of the Christ when Jesus is on the cross, dieing, and the camera zooms away to Heaven and one giant tear falls from Heaven to earth and causes the earthquake.

That is how much God and Jesus love us.

Feel God’s Love

Pause with me a minute. Close your eyes again and breath in that kind of love. Open you heart to the pure, sweet, incredible love of God. The love He wants to fill you up with. Fill you up to overflowing and it spills out on others so they can experience it.

Love that you feel in your heart, your mind, your throat, all the way to your finger tips, and the hair stands up on the back of your neck.  Float in a sea of love washing over you in wave after wave of pure peace and joy.

Open you mind and your heart to it. Love far deeper than we have for our own children. Love more profound than our human minds can rationalize. Love that makes your heart feel like it will explode!

That’s only the tip of the iceberg of how much God loves us!

God is our FATHER!

Not our condemner!

He is the lover of our soul!

No matter what we’ve done. He Loves Us. Purely and completely.

Close your eyes again and breath in that kind of forgiving, caring, nurturing love.

See God’s Love

Look around you and see God’s creation today. Every beautiful thing, every amazing creature, is a testimony to God’s love for us.

His love carries us through hell on earth and prepares us for a family dinner at HIS table.

Do you think He has mashed potatoes?  I hope so!  🙂

Curious

I am extremely curious to hear what thoughts and emotions this post created in you.  Would you share with me in the comments section please?  I need the feedback!  Did this post touch you?  Or am I just a talking bobble-head???

Thanks so much for being here! God Bless you!

 

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Comments

  1. Sarah September 10, 2014 #

    Well said, Kristi!

    • Kristi September 10, 2014 #

      Thank you Sarah! Love you, miss you!

  2. Mika September 10, 2014 #

    Love is such a huge subject. Gods love is such a huge subject. But u hit it right on the head that he loves us all so much that parent or even human mind alone cant comprehend. For His love to fill us up completely from head to toe, so it can spill out onto others who don’t know that kind of protection and comfort, that is all our purposes here on earth. To show a stranger or a foe Gods compassion and love makes this world a better place to live. And showing love to another like God loves us is all we have to do.
    Doesn’t that snd simple.
    So why is it so hard.
    God help us all to love more freely!

    • Kristi September 10, 2014 #

      Thank you Mika! I’m so thankful you held me accountable on this one and made me go deeper. And you are so right, our human mind can’t remotely compreheind how incredible God’s love is for us. But we do have a responsibility, or rather, the honor of sharing God’s love with family, friends, strangers, and as you say, even foe. It’s really not that hard when we turn to Him and ask Him to love them through us.

      Your sweet and simple request started that love flow. Now all you have to do is just keep it going by remaining open, giving, and postitive.

      Love You!
      Mom

  3. willa September 10, 2014 #

    “Float in a sea of love washing over you in wave after wave of pure peace and joy.”

    What a beautiful picture, Kristi! So when I’m dis’ing myself – spewing venom about this thing or that thing that I did or didn’t do – all I have to do is think of God’s love for me, that He loves me soooooo much anyway, despite my screwed-up-ness, my imperfection, and that’s when the peace and joy flow. I actually closed my eyes and visualized it and – viola – peace and joy instead of guilt and shame! His love DOES fill me up so HIS good stuff can spill out on to others!!!

    Love you sister!

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