Anonymous said: I sometimes question my love for Christ.. And that fact that I'm even questioning if I truly love Him or not makes me seriously doubt my sincere love for Him..How does someone know for certain that they truly love Him? Because I really feel like I do...but is it enough? I want to love Him more. -mi
I think we all question our love for God sometimes, we question His will for our lives, we question the reason behind the things that happen to us, and we question whether or not He actually loves us. But when we encounter these things, we must be willing to find the answer to those questions. I think you answered your own question, you said you want to love Him more. That is one of the first steps to love, we must be wiling to go further with our actions and desires. To go before God and say “Lord, teach me to love you more. Break my heart for what breaks yours.” we will begin to understand what loving God looks like. It means becoming more like Him, it means laying aside our own selves and letting Him change us.
Love without action is not love, it is an attraction to love, but it is not love. We begin to love God when we are active in pursuing Him, in engaging a real intimacy with the most intimate; that is when He starts to reveal to us that we do love Him, and that He loves us.
Any relationship must be pursued, it must bring a two way interaction that helps build one another up. The beauty of Christ is that He is always pursuing us, that He has allowed the Spirit to live within us, daily calling us to be with Him. We cannot look at the Cross and say that God does not love us, we cannot look at the whole of the Bible and say that we have an inactive God. He is the lover of our souls, and when we begin the process of loving Him back, even if it seems small and inconsistent at first, it will bloom and grow, making others want to partake in this grand romance.
I understand that you worry about your love for God, but that is good, that means that you want to see it become something more! And beloved? You are pursuing someone who has pursued you from the start, and that is beautiful.
So go, seek God and let Him know that you are ready to go farther; and be willing to step out in this, because He will be quick to catch you and help you grow.