#4 Meditations on God’s love: He likes You in Particular
Ever wondered why everyone is always so excited about relationships, especially romantic ones? It’s because we all want to feel special. We want to have that person we can pour our hearts to and trusts with our lives. We were wired this way by our maker. And he wired us with this need with an intention to meet it. See ehn, God’s love is for everybody unless we make it our own, unless we personalize it. We do not really see much of God if we make him general overseer, someone who loves and is loved by all. You must see God as madly in love with you, emphasises on you! Wanna know another reason why romantic love is so sought after? It’s because it is exclusive. It’s deeply personal and is the appeal. A love that is exclusive weighs more. So why are we always so quick to generalize God’s love for us. Oh let me be the one to break it to you in case you didn’t know, God is quite a romantic Himself and he is very much invested in loving you as you ought to be loved. Abeg, take it personal.
Let’s try something in that vein, say after me;
We can only receive from God in the measure we believe he gives and giving is a direct portion of love. It’s hard to take advantage of someone whom you think doesn’t like you. Say your favourite aunty was coming over for the weekend, you don’t even need to ask, you already know that gifts are coming with her and that doesn’t stop you from asking her for other stuff when she arrives o. You must also see God this way. You must believe that he has a soft spot of you and whatever you ask you receive.
Paul prayed for us all and I am also praying this prayer for you now;
Ephesians 3:16-19 NLT
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
And in Gal 5:6 the bible also says; For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. (Galatians 5:6 KJV)
In the first bible passage it is obvious that Paul is praying for spiritual growth of people in the church aka you and I. You’ll notice that it all comes to a climax in understanding God’s love for us and from the next verse to the Galatians we see that in Christ nothing really matters, but love. Love is the bedrock of our faith. It is the surest foundation and our greatest gift.
Endeavour to be swept away by the grandiose love of the father, labour to make it as personal as you possibly can. Miracles abound as you begin to do this today!
God bless you. I hope this series has blessed you in one way or the other. Quite frankly, the process of writing this really blessed me. I was reminded again of my daddy’s love for me and the truth is I have barely scratched the surface of the deep concept that is God’s love for you. I have simply opened a door (stroked your curiosity/said enough to have you wanting more) and now it’s time to go in for yourself and get lost. I pray that God will continue to reveal his love to you in deep diverse ways in Jesus name.
God bless you superbly!
Grace & peace to you, dear reader.