If the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10), what do you think of that sparks that joy? Is it the things that He has done for you? Miracles, breakthroughs or victories? How about His love? There is a song by Phil Wickham called “Your Love Awakens Me” and I have it on my “Worship” playlist for many reasons. We can’t unlock the best of what God has for us unless we are fully aware of how much He loves us.
The world has made it difficult. Some of us were raised without fathers. The man responsible for being a leader, a provider, to be our security and our standard of love is nowhere to be found. Some of us placed our hearts in the hands of our spouse and they tore it into pieces leaving nothing but empty promises, betrayal and abandonment. How could we understand the magnitude of God’s love if we don’t know how it feels to be loved? How could we ever trust a Being that isn’t visible or a God that isn’t perceptible? They say to trust in the Lord but trusting the closest people in our lives has proven to guide us towards sorrow and failure.
God is way ahead of us and already knows our deepest troubles hindering us from receiving the fullness of His love. Like scripture says, all we need to do is touch the boarder of His garment for a breakthrough. Push through the crowds, reach out and His power will begin to flow. We must give love another chance but this time, from God. Let’s read scriptures daily and watch how the words come alive for us in our time of need.
When His love awakens us, we begin to see who we are in Him. We are set apart, special, the apple of His eye. He cares for our sorrows, He cares for our pain. He puts peace into our hearts when things seem to be at its worst. I’ve witnessed His love to be more powerful than anything that claims to offer love in any other form. Because of His love, He has taught me to love my family like He loves me. Not just an ordinary love but a love that requires sacrifice. I sacrifice myself, my desires, my comforts and my will for them and I will do it over and over until I die. That is what His Love has done for me. It awakened my spirit to be a better person. To lift myself up from despair or to break out of my shortcomings. He teaches me and molds me into His image every time I get a taste of the Love He has for me. I can’t measure His love; therefore, I can’t imagine how great it is. When He simply shows me a hint of His heart, I can’t contain myself. His love for me opened my eyes to the sorrow of this world. Suddenly, I want to dedicate my life to the ministry and give it all I have. I mean, He gave me His Only Son.
We can’t receive His love unless we tunnel our eyes towards Him. Forget what others has done to you and give it one more shot! You won’t regret it.