MY FIRST MEMORY OF HIS ”LOVE”
I remember standing in Sunday school not really paying any attention at the teacher or anyone ells for that matter humming the words of the song ”Jesus loves me yes I know, for the bible tells me so…”, while coloring in a picture of Jesus on the cross. Obviously at the age of 6 I didn’t think much of what God was trying to reveal to me throw the song and the picture but I for certain thought that if people were to right songs about the love of God for us its probably bound to be true, right?
ENCOUNTERING HIS LOVE:
My whole life I’ve had the privilege to be able to grow up in a loving, fun, super spiritual home where the love and Gospel of Christ is always spoken about. So to me Christianity was a ”everyday thing” that was known to me since forever. With that said I do think that my actual revelation of who God is and How much he loves me (and the rest of humanity) did not necessarily come from where or how I was raised.
My revelation of how much He loves me did not come from the the things that my parents told me, the Sundays I spent coloring in pictures about God or even the Bible stories that I read.
IT CAME WHEN I ASKED FOR IT! When I laid down my life at His feet and Humbled myself in His presence.
MY WORSHIP WAS THE GATEWAY TO HIS LOVE The moment that I experience His love I was amazed by how REAL His love actually is! I remember that moment so vividly.
I was IN MY ROOM listening to Hillsong united when I for some reason just decided to go down on my knees and sit there waiting for something to happen. Even though I asked God to reveal Himself to me I not for one moment thought that it would actually happen, I thought I needed to be in church with a massive band where the ”atmosphere” was right for God to present Himself to me- but that’s not what He had in mind. Psalm 22:3 speaks about God inhabiting the praises of His people and that’s what happened in my room that day. He revealed to me His love in the midst of my praise. All I needed for him to show up was to ask Him to show up. In that moment I felt His presence overshadowing my whole entire body it felt like a
WILDFIRE – not the burning sort that we think of when we hear the word ”fire” though, it was more like a -I AM POWERFUL fire. -I AM WITH YOU fire. -I AM REAL fire.
After that moment I never wanted to be the same ever again! I never wanted to go back to my former way of living. I never wanted to just live life, I wanted to live for something more & much bigger than myself.
If you are seeking for a love revelation from God DON’T WAIT for the right time, that’s what religion want’s you to do. God does not want us to wait until we are ”Free of sin” or ”good enough” or even in the ”right atmosphere” for Him to show up. He wants to show up NOW, with the situation that we are dealing with, in the midst of the sinful thing that we did just 10 min ago. Remember He does not see you when he looks at you he sees His SON JESUS – A man completely free of sin! No matter what you have done or who you are God loves you and He wil always love you.
”Ask and it WILL be given to you; seek and you SHALL find; knock and it WILL be opened for” -MATTHEW 7:7
He wants us to know His love.