Fall in Love With Him

I have been praying for a few months for the location of my journal. It is my love relationship with God on paper so it is very precious to me. It is our conversations during our quiet times alone. It is all that God has taught me during our visits together over the years.  As I spend time with Him there and in His word I grow to love Him even more day by day as the pages fill. I had misplaced it over the summer. I had hidden it in such a safe place even I couldn’t find it. Lol I have been praying for it for a few months now but God had not revealed it’s whereabouts to me as of yet.

The other night someone asked me why do we seek God more in trials then in good times? I have to admit I didn’t really have an answer. At first I thought I’ve learned more in trials than I ever have in good times. That was my initial response but as I thought about it and sought Gods counsel I realized the answer was totally different. For some of us that might be the answer but I believe there is a more excellent way. Here are just a few thoughts on the answer to that question.

God loves us with an unfailing love and He is more concerned with our heart’s attitude and our souls then He is in anything else so I think He uses all manner of things, trials and sufferings to grow us into the character of His Son. Christ also suffered. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. Heb 5:8 So I can’t imagine that it would be any different for us. Sometimes when all distractions are taken away and we are in desperate need of God that is when we seek Him with our whole hearts as it says in Jer 29:13 that He is found by us.

Better still I think would be to fall in love with Him because then we want to seek Him, we want to be with Him, we want to learn from Him and we want to grow into the character of His Son. We want to be just like Him, we want to have our Father’s eyes. We want to reflect His love and beauty. We want people not to see us but to see Him in us. When we fall in love with Him we realize it’s all about Him. It’s not about us. When we are in a love affair with Him like the shulamite woman with her King in Song of Solomon then we will seek Him. Our souls will thirst for Him, our souls will long for Him. We will seek Him and we will find Him when we seek Him with our whole hearts He will be found by us. Falling in love with Him changes our want to.

So again this morning I said “Father please show me where my journal is. It is all that you have taught me over the last few years as we have sat together. It is our love letters to one another. It is our love relationship on paper. I need the wisdom you have given me contained within those pages. It is so precious to me please Father show me where it is.” He answered my pray this morning and showed me where it was. I had looked there many times before but it was hidden from my view until today.

Tears flowed at my gratefulness to God for returning it to me. As I opened the pages years of love, wisdom and teaching flowed out like my tears as we have spent the time together loving one another. The more time I spend with Him the more my relationship with Him grows and the more I love Him. I have learned more in loving Him and spending time with Him than I have in trials. Yes trials are part of life and we do come through them with a deeper understanding of who He is but I would have to say that falling in love with Him is the more excellent way.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Beth says:

    I recieved a really nice email today from a friend who said

    Hi Beth! I just hope you realize how much I enjoy your writings! You are sooooooo Blessed! Thank-you! Thank-you!! Have a wonderful week..filled with many of God’s Blessings…Love you!

    It’s so encouraging for me when I get things like this. Thank you so much. It helps me to know I am doing what God has called me to do.

    November 11th, 2012
  2. Joyce Lee says:

    Thank you, Beth, for that beautiful reminder of His joy when we just want to spend time with Him…becomes our joy, too. :)

    November 15th, 2012

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