Have you ever felt the love of God? Have you ever felt God’s presence so strongly that you knew He loved you? If you have then you will know what I’m talking about here but if you have no idea what I’m referring to; then please read on with an open heart.
I’m reading my bible through from cover to cover, again, and today I was in 1st Corinthians, Chapter three. When I got to verse 16, tears began to fall and I began to feel God’s presence all around me.
Before I started reading, I had prayed and asked God for a blessing because I was feeling a little down in the mouth when I woke up this morning. The problems of the world are pressing in on me and I needed to hear from God in a special way. I suppose I needed some affirmation that He still loved me.
In reading those words, the blessing began. “Don’t you know that you yourself are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”
I finished the chapter and placed my bible on the table and sat quietly taking in those words when suddenly I was compelled to turn on the TV. I’ve learned to follow that feeling because I know that it’s the Spirit of God who lives in me. I noticed that I had recorded the newest edition of Country Music Reunion so I turned it on.
For the next 30-40 minutes I sat listening to songs that glorified God and praised Him for blessing our great nation and the tears just flowed. His presence literally filled the room through that music and I felt the love of God in such a spectacular way that I could not control the tears; I did not wish to control the tears; I just let them flow. The love of God was all over me like a mother cradling her new born child. That’s the love of God.
That is the love of God. There is no greater feeling in all the world then to know that God loves you and He was answering my simple little prayer. He was affirming His love to me, a nobody; just a simple man living a simple life and I was reminded of the words in Romans 8:31, “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
God is greater than the problems that were pressing me down and His love lifted me out of that terrible slump I was feeling earlier. To God be the glory. Praise His Holy Name.