God Is in Love with You

“Ask Christians what they believe about God,” David Benner writes in Surrender to Love, “and most have a good deal to say. However, ask the same people what they know about God from direct personal experience, and most will have much less to say.”

Perhaps you are one of those people with little to say. If that’s the case, take a few minutes to ask the Holy Spirit to show you how God has loved you today.

ready to Burst by Anne YungwirthYou don’t need to think hard. Just wait. The Holy Spirit will bring something to mind. It could be the way a co-worker made you smile or how a sunflower looked ready to burst. Perhaps it was a cancelled appointment that allowed you time to relax or finding that pair of sunglasses you thought you’d lost. Whatever comes to mind, savour that moment. Thank God for it.

Benner says, “God is head-over-heels in love with you. God is simply giddy about you. He just can’t help loving you.  And he loves you deeply, recklessly and extravagantly–just the way you are.”

God is ready to burst with deep, reckless affection for you. So pay attention. 

Before you know it, you’ll be like the poet Hafiz, who wrote:

God and I have become

like two giant fat people

living in a tiny boat.

We keep

bumping into each other

and laughing.

When I searched for Love, the Beloved answered within my heart. – Psalm 34:4

Credits:
“Ready to Burst” by Anne Yungwirth. Used with permission.
Surrender to Love by David G. Benner, IVP 2003, p. 27, 18.
“Two Giant Fat People” by Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) translated by Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God, 2002. Used with permission.
Psalm 34:4  Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness by Nan C. Merrill.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim, 2014.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013, 2014  http://www.estherhizsa.wordpress.com.

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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3 Responses to God Is in Love with You

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cheers,Thelma

    Like

  2. Pingback: This Hero’s Journey | An Everyday Pilgrim

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