“The fact is, I need God to help me love God. And if I need His help to love Him, a perfect being, I definitely need His help to love other, fault-filled humans. Something mysterious, even supernatural must happen in order for genuine love for God to grow in our hearts. The Holy Spirit has to move in our lives” (Francis Chan).
Boy, ain’t that the truth?
I need God to help me love God? Spot on.
I definitely need God to help me love others, especially when they fail to meet my expectations. I’m sure they need God’s help to love me when I do the same.
Sometimes, I need God to help me love me. I’m sure you’ve been there.
The fact of the matter is that I need God all the time at every moment in every possible way to live a life to God and for God. Even my obedience to God is fueled by the power of God working in me.
That power only comes when I am surrendered and available.