“The weakness in our Christian life is that we do not take time to believe that this Divine Love really does delight in us. Love will awaken your faith and strengthen it. Occupy yourself with that love; worship it; wait for it. You may be sure it will reach out to you, and by its power take you up into itself as your home.”
I have to credit a friend for this wonderful quote. It is rancid with the pungent grace of the Lord on High—a God so enchanted with our souls he’s wedded to redeeming us—not simply in God the Son venturing to the cross of Golgotha, but in wooing us for love to his throne today.
And all this because God’s captivated by us and we’re one (only) in him.
The unification of God’s love within us is so dramatic and so insolvent of evil it cannot get over the wonder of itself and the infusion of godly flavour in and through the vessel that contains it. It is for this purpose that it lives—to indwell.
Talk about the wind and fire of God! It’s the totalitarianism of faith—all due love. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
A God in Awe of Us – Can This Be True?
We possibly don’t think about our faith in such ways. We know we’re to be in amid of God, and yet we don’t get it that when we turn the tables on this concept we’re forever closer to the truest faith than we’ve ever been.
We can love ourselves when we know how much God loves us—for loving the self is the only way to true life, faith, strength and hope.
But the heavy brass key to this type of love that is in God and that comes from God—that infuses us—is it’s the absolute real deal. There’s nothing ‘blind’ about it.
Love – Even to the Dark Night
Love that proves itself truly stands the tests of time and withholds all the horrible things against it in life. We can humbly and truthfully wait for it. It won’t disappoint us... though it delays it is surely coming (Habakkuk 2:3). And when we have this love, patience becomes us through our Dark Night’s of the Soul.
Ascended we are in the presence of this love; the fragrance of the holy God; even if not immediately.
When we’re eventually delivered it takes us farther in than we’ve ever been before and this love takes no prisoners who’ll escape again to hell. This love has won us, and we are to it, a beautifully aromatic flower of worshipful praise in its stead.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.