I love you, Lord; you are my strength (Psalm 18:1, NLT).
How often do you tell God you love Him?
How often do you elaborate and tell Him why you love Him?
Find a nice piece of stationery or a notecard and your favorite pen. You’ll have better results with a handwritten note so don’t take a shortcut and try to do it at the computer.
Take a moment to clear your head and begin to pray. Begin your letter with “Dear God” or whatever greeting seems natural to you. Let your heart lead you as you begin to tell God how much you love Him.
Keep in mind the difference between loving God for the things He does for you and loving God for who He is to you (Father, Savior, etc.) and His divine qualities (all-knowing, all-powerful, etc.). The more you can get past your gratitude for things God does for you, the closer you will come to expressing heart-felt love toward God. But, of course, write whatever is on your heart. There is no right or wrong here. I just wanted to point out the difference so you might look beyond the obvious when you write your love letter.
When you finish writing your love letter to God, you can do a number of things with it. You can tuck it in your Bible as a reminder. You could post it on your bulletin board. You could put it wherever you keep your other special correspondence. You could put it in your scrapbook or spiritual journal.
If you are struggling with this exercise, you might benefit from reading my book, Best Friends with God: Falling in Love with the God Who Loves You. It will help you understand and experience God’s love for you and also help you reciprocate with a heart-felt love for God.
After you write your love letter to God, what difference did it make in your heart? Describe in the comments section, below.
Best Friends with God
Falling in Love with the God Who Loves You
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|Best Friends with God: Falling in Love with the God Who Loves YouBy Christy Bower / Discovery House PublishersYou know in your head that God loves you, and Christ died for you, yet you yearn for the intimacy God had with people like Abraham or David. In Best Friends with God Christy Bower searches the Scriptures and shows you how to pay attention to God’s gestures of love. Learn how to enjoy the blessing of friendship with God.|