When my husband and I were dating, people ran the other way when they saw me coming. They were sick of hearing how wonderful I thought he was — how cute, smart, funny, handsome, etc. I could not wait to see, talk to, and spend time with him. Why? I was in love. Not in love, but IN LOVE! The kind where you walk a few feet off the ground, the birds sing special songs, sunsets are brighter, and all is right with the world.
I could have read books such as Twenty-One helpful tips on dating a Buffaloe, The proper care and feeding of a Buffaloe, and The Buffaloe Whisperer. I could have talked to other people who knew him, sang songs about him like, Oh give me a home where the Buffaloe roam (which I did quite often). However until I spent time with him one-on-one, I didn’t have a personal relationship nor personal knowledge. The more we discovered about one another, the deeper our love grew.
A loving relationship is two-sided, built on communication to know and be known. I love spending time with my husband. I love reading the cards and letters he has written, because they share a piece of his heart. God also wants you to experience an intimate connection with Him, and He gives us that opportunity to know Him and His heart by reading His word.
Within the Bible we find answers, a map and compass for our daily walk. God gave us His word to read, study, memorize, and to find His heart. With each scripture we learn more of His character. And then when life’s storms buffet us, the Holy Spirit will draw deep from our heart to remember God’s truth and love.
God knows you and everything about you, but in discovering and knowing Him, we find who He is and who we are created to be.
Each page of the Bible is rich in past and future events, and one thing remains unchanged — God’s unfailing love. The Bible is a God-breathed love letter to you from the maker of the universe.
“Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds” (Psalm 36:5, NLT).
“How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 36:7, NLT).
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting” (Psalm 136:1, NASB)