Can you Fall in Love with God? I did and it changed my life. Let me share with you how falling in love with my savior has made all the difference.
Fall in Love with God
I grew up going to church for the most part. It started when I was eight years old and my mother and grandmother gave their hearts to the Lord. They attended a church where people attended together, yet they also reached out to each other outside of the church building. I remember picnics and dinners out. I remember a new community of people who surrounded our family with love. There was a Sunday school teacher who shared God’s love through flannel graph stories and films (not the VCR tapes movies, but rather the old reel-to-reel films that showed the parables of Jesus) and told what it meant to be faithful, honest, and true.
I loved my Sunday School class, children’s church, and the prizes I got for memorizing Scripture., singing songs about God, and the wonderful summer VBS camps, and memorizing the books of the Bible to win a board game.
The problem was that while all those things made me think about God (and I loved Him in a way), I didn’t understand what a personal relationship God meant.
I didn’t know how it applied to my everyday life.
Fall in Love with God
After that, instead of continuing my relationship with God, and continuing to spend time with others, I walked away from that in my teen years. I wanted to do things my own way. I was looking for love, and I thought I could find it in boys.
Instead, I found myself pregnant and without a boyfriend when I was only seventeen.
For many, many months I didn’t want to think about what God thought about me. I tried to push all thoughts of Him out of my mind. I didn’t want to think about all the memory verses I’d memorized as a child. Instead, I wallowed in everything I had lost—my youth, my teen years, my boyfriend who was with someone else. I felt more and more depressed as the days passed.
Then one day about noon I was watching soap operas and I started to remember those good moments when a church family loved me. I didn’t dwell on everything that had gone wrong. This day, I thought about a time in my life when things used to be right, when I was happy. When I believed in God, and when I had joy.
And that is the day I gave my heart to the Lord—my whole heart.
I wrapped my arms around my stomach and I said, “God, I have messed up big time. If you can do anything with my life, please do.”
It was at that moment that I felt HOPE spring into my heart. Hope in God. Hope in my future. And I had hope in eternity because I knew Christ had forgiven me for all my sins.
Fall in Love with God
That was the moment I fell in love with God. I had loved him before like I loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and loved watching CHIPS on TV. Not potato chips, but those cute highway patrolmen who rode around on motorcycles and stopped crime.
Once I realized the depth of my sin and understood had God had washed me and made me are pure and white as snow, that’s when I truly fell in love with him.
We can have knowledge of God and spend time in His house and with His people, but until we understand who we are without Him—understand the truth of our sin—that’s when the true love relationship begins.
By accepting my sin and the pain it caused, I truly fell in love with Jesus for taking that sin away through His death on the cross.
Fall In Love with God
Do you know a young woman who needs to fall in love with God? Using the metaphor of screenwriting, My Life, Unscripted explores relationships in every teenage girl’s life-with herself, her friends and enemies, her parents, guys, and with God.
Real-life scripts, screenwriting terms, and timely topics, make this an interesting read for teen girls as they delve into their own inner struggles and outward relationships. They’ll also learn the importance of “scripting” their own responses BEFORE challenging life-situations arise so they are able to think about, pray about, and consider how to face these situations before the scene begins. By contrasting real-life with TV or movies, teens will understand they don’t have to get caught up in the drama.
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So true. I remember the weekend bible camp where I truly fell in love with God. I heard the speaker say something about loving God like a husband, and for the remainder of the weekend, I prayed “God, please help me love you like I would love a husband.” I prayed that every moment I could, and I came out of it truly in love with God.
Well said. I didn’t get pregnant at 17 but your childhood sounds similar to mine. However, I didn’t truly understand the depth of my sin and the love of God until I almost lost my family due to my infidelity just 2.5 years ago. But I am head over heels in love with God now!! He is my Redeemer and Healer and He is always GOOD. Thank you for this post. 🙂