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Allow God to pursue you with his love

My husband and I want our children to know how much they are loved and how thankful we are for them, and we make it a point to tell them often. The other day I was alone with my youngest son Braxton, and I was telling him how much I love him and how thankful I am to be his mommy. He piped replied with a voice booming in astonishment, “I can’t believe I am more valuable than all the money in the world!”

That stopped me in my tracks. I didn’t remember telling him that but figured I must have in the past and he just remembered it from awhile ago. Later my husband told me he had told Braxton that a few days earlier. I got tears in my eyes and said, “You sure are buddy. Absolutely.”

It was a blessing to me how that little guy soaked up and received those words of love and truth spoken over him. He didn’t say, “No, not me,” but with an attitude of awe and gratefulness he gladly received words of love that his mommy and daddy spoke over him.

I believe God wants us to be like my little son and receive his outpouring of love toward us. The other day I was just fellowshipping with the Lord, and I simply said, “I love you Father,” and that still small voice spoke back to me and said, “I love you Amber.”

It caught me off guard. My old religious upbringing rose up, and I thought, “That couldn’t be from God. God wouldn’t tell me something like that. How selfish to think that God actually spoke that to me.”

Well, I know for sure it wasn’t me telling myself that, and I believe wholeheartedly it was from my Father. Not because I did anything to deserve his love, but rather because he is love. He wants us to allow him to love us, not push it away, thinking we aren’t worthy.

Sometimes I think we can get so busy pursuing God that we don’t slow down to see how he is pursuing us with his love. We try so hard to love God that we can’t see how he is trying to love on us. I know that can be the case with me. I get so hungry and focused on getting in the word, learning more about him and receiving new revelation that I tend to lose sight of the little ways God pursues me with his love. Lately I’ve been trying to change that and look for God’s love in the little everyday things in life.

God has really been speaking to me lately through sunrays beaming down to earth, sometimes streaming through the clouds and sometimes not. I have been seeing a significant amount of them and before wouldn’t have thought a thing of it, but now I take it as a way of God showing me his love. I believe the rays of the sun pouring down to earth represent his son Jesus being poured out to the earth for us. God couldn’t have showed his love to us in a more powerful way than by giving up his one and only son, and now when I see those sunrays, I take it as God reminding me of how much he loves me through the gift of his son.

We need to allow God’s love to be personal toward us, not just generalize it with “God loves the world.” Yes, he does love the world, but he loves me personally and you. He knows the very hairs on our heads and constantly pours out his love to us. We just need to take the time to slow down, look for it and then receive his little acts of love directly to us personally. Be like my young son and stand in awe of the fact that you are worth more than all the money in the world to him, more than all that gold or silver can buy. Nothing can separate us from his precious love, and I have no doubt if we could just get a better revelation of how much he loves us, our lives would be so much better.

Thank you Lord for your amazing love, and I pray for all of us, your children, to allow ourselves to be loved by you. Help us to be able to comprehend your amazing love that passes knowledge and to look for your loving ways all around us in every way. Amen.

Amber can be reached at amberdeemiller32@gmail.com or through her AmberRiceMiller Facebook page.

Published: August 18, 2016
New Article ID: 2016708189973