I’ll never forget the day I realized I’d fallen in love with God. It was on 6 August 2015 on a trip with my son to Rome. By this time, I’d spent about three years seriously pursuing God by spending time with Him every morning and allowing Him to transform me. As I’d come to know Him better, I learned He was totally trustworthy. He had proven to be my most faithful friend. However, that morning as I spent time with Him and began to be filled with His comfort, peace and joy—there was something even more amazing—an elated rush of emotion which was the same feeling I’d experienced only when falling in love. It was completely unexpected. It never occurred to me that I could fall in love with God!
I discovered that the anticipation of His presence was sparking the deepest part of my soul and quickening my pulse. I couldn’t wait to be close to Him!
I knew this was the love I’d searched for my entire life.
He was the one with whom I wanted to weather all of life’s trials and celebrate every triumph. His three-year track record of love and friendship had proven that He would never abandon me and would always be my strength and comfort. Although He had loved me since before I was born, I never understood the goodness of His love until after I began to seek Him. To commemorate falling in love, God gave me a song which I titled “Whom Have I?” The words were inspired by Psalms: “I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalms 73:23-26)
God held my hand, guided me, intently desired my heart, comforted me and gave me everything I ever needed. No love has ever compared to His. Now, my heart sings to God, “You are all I want; You are all I need. Whom in Heaven besides Thee?” I’ve fallen in love with God and I can’t ever imagine life without Him!
From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .