Love Letters to God
In the last post, I recommended writing two love letters to God; one reflecting where you are today in your relationship with God and one where you would like to be.
The first commandment is:
Matthew 12:30 ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
How many of us actually live a life that fulfills this commandment? What do you do with someone you love? Do you do the things that cultivate a relationship with God in which you can love Him with all your heart, soul and mind? Sadly most are more concerned about following the commandments of men (i.e. being in church) and those are put first, while this one is lost in the busyness.
I challenge you to put God first. Seek for Him to be your first love. Do what it takes to Love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Spend quality time with Him each day getting to know Him through His Word; talking, listening, sharing and growing in unity. Seek to learn from and listen to His Holy Spirit given to you. Start by writing a love letter describing your relationship today and then write one for where you want to be. Then you’ll know where you are headed and then DO what it TAKES to get there.
Here are a few exerts from the letters I wrote. How limited our words are.
Exerpt of my Love Letter of Today
How my heart longs for you; your presence, love and truth. You are my everything. Apart from you I’m nothing and can do nothing. You are my life.
Time with you each day means so much. I cherish each moment we spend together. It ills me to miss it. Your words spoken to me are perfect. You always know just what to say and when to say it. My heart longs to hear your voice constantly. Let your whispers ring clear in my ears. Be ever so close to me.
Thank you for the love you’ve shown me. It’s one far purer, deeper and more real than I’ve ever known. Thank you for the strength, peace and help you give me. Your faithfulness is my hope, delight and strength. I feel protected in our embrace. The shelter of your strong countenance give me peace.
I love you Lord. I want to know you more. I want more of you to consume me as I’ve tasted your goodness.
Exerpt of my Love Letter of the Future
We are bound, You and I, in the soul. We do everything together in unity of will, truth and love. You are the love of my life. Your love pulsates through me and others feel that vibration. I can’t stop talking of You for you consume my thoughts and my life. Our oneness is deep, rich, powerful and passionate. Only in your strength do I breathe. I see and feel you in every step and at every turn. Your words of wisdom fill my thoughts; I can’t wait to hear what you will say next. They leave room for nothing else.
All day long I hear your sweet whispers to me. In everything I think of and consult you, for our lives are one. I’m clothed in your love. May your fountain of living waters never cease to fill me. May there never be a separation between you and I.
You are my joy, strength and life. Your love is sweeter than any I’ve known. It changes, renews and refreshes me. I feel captivated by your love. I’ve never felt more alive than I do now.
Your spirit moves in me like a gentle breeze. It never leaves; even in the stillness the power of your spirit is evident.
I long for you and yet you are always there. I hunger for more and you constantly fill me up. There is no love like your love.
I feel the fortress of your countenance surround me and in you nothing can harm me.
Our footsteps are as one. My mind never wanders from your truth. My eyes never glance at another. I’ve know the perfection of our ways, there is no one who can compare.
In you my energy is boundless, I could run forever. Yet the rest and peace that fills every breath creates a balance of perfection.
With your hand under me there isn’t anything I can’t do; no challenge I can’t conquer. Your care for me overwhelms me.
I am most blessed among all to know your love. May you be the love of my life for eternity.
There is no better time than NOW to start getting to truly know God as He is so that you can truly love Him as He is.