Do You Want To Fall Head Over Heals In Love Today?

Sadness and loneliness weighed heavy on my heart that evening a few years ago as I sat on the edge of my bed talking with the Father about some things that were on my mind.  It was then that one of the most profound realizations I have ever had hit me.

Jesus loved you enough to die for you!

You see, all of my life I had grown up in Church and was heavily exposed to Christianity.  I’d heard the Bible, chapter and verse, quoted relentlessly, over and over again.  I had always loved what I knew about the Lord; but was I in love with Him?

Although I had asked the Lord into my heart as my personal Savior, I did not really know Him the way you know someone in your life you are personally and intimately involved with.

Ashamedly, I had to admit it.  Why should I be embarrassed or hesitant?  God already knew this; but for some reason, it was a hard thing to say aloud, especially to God!  What if you had to go to your spouse one day and say, “Honey, I’ve been with you for many years now, but I just realized today that all of these years, I’ve loved everything ‘about’ you; but I’m not really in love with you!”  They would be crushed, and you would be crushed to have to say such a thing.

As it was, I said, “Father, you already know this,” I sighed, “but I have to tell you.  I have to be up front in our relationship.  This is so hard for me, but I don’t think I’m in love with you.  Oh, you’re the greatest and I admire you, and I thought I loved you, but I only love what I know about you.  I know all about you Lord, but I do not personally know you.”

A tear escaped my eye as quickly I glanced down, assuming I could somehow hide my face from God’s view.  I stared at my feet, noticing how quiet it was, expecting some loud thunderous roar from the heavens, or lightening to strike before me.

I continued on.  “Father, I need a favor.  I need you to teach me to fall in love with you.  It’s hard for me because, well, as a human, I associate love with touching, feeling, being touched, seeing, sharing, voice inflection, tone, spending time together, and all of those physical things that I’m not sure how to have with you. 

“So Lord, I’m really going to need you to work hard in me to show me how to have these things, or, how to NOT have them, yet to learn regardless how to fall in love.”

And then it hit me; maybe lightening did indeed strike after all!  My walk with the Lord had been so hard throughout my life because I had loved what I knew, but was not in love.  If I were married to a man I wasn’t in love with, how hard would it be to please him?  My heart wouldn’t be in it, and I would fail horribly.

The Love of God Is Ever Before You!

Do you remember those times?  God does.  Let me ask you this.  Have you ever been this way with God?  I hadn’t.  And this was exactly what I wanted Him to teach me.  I wanted to share this type of praise, honor, glory, and devotion with Him!  I mean, how can I stand before Him some day and discuss with Him all of these different relationships where I did these things knowing He will look at me and say, “Lyn, how come you never did this for me?  You put these people above me as your god because you were literally worshiping and serving them, but not me!”? 

Well, as it was,  a few days later I was again sitting on my bed, except this time, during the day.  The sun was shining in brightly, and I was surrounded by large windows on every side.  It was a perfectly still day, not a gust of wind against a single blade of grass.  I began to pray.

“Dear Heavenly Father, us people associate love with hearing a voice speaking to us, and so much more; being touched, seeing someone face to face while looking into their eyes, sharing laughter, and gazing upon their beautiful smile.  This is the place in  my mind where I am having such a hard time. 

I want to fall in love with you, Lord; more than anything else.  I am not sure how to do this when the biggest part of love ‘seems’ to be everything I ‘can’t’ have with you.”

I stared out at the trees, the grass, and the blue sky, trying to clear my mind when I heard His voice.

“Lyn, in My Word, the wind is one of the things associated with My Spirit; the Holy Spirit.  Tell Me, daughter, can you touch the wind?”  He paused.

I contemplated this for a moment before I finally answered.  “Well, no Lord, I cannot touch the wind, nor can I see the wind.”

He replied, “But the wind can touch you, and you can see all that the wind touches.  When the wind touches the grass and the trees, you can see them joyfully dancing before Me.”

I smiled, “Yes Lord, I can see what the wind touches.”

In my heart, I could feel Him smile back.  “You cannot touch the wind, but the wind can touch you; and you cannot control the wind, for the wind is free and no one but me can tame it nor tell it when and where to blow. 

“You can feel it touch you, and see it touch everything!  So is My love!”

God Is In The Wind; God Is All In All!

This entire experience only lasted for a  brief moment, and then, as if it never happened to begin with, everything was completely still, instantly coming to a halt.

I uttered aloud, “Thank you Father, for you have touched me with your heavenly hands today!  I have seen you in my imaginations, and I have felt the caress of your loving, compassionate hands!  I have inhaled deeply the scent of your breath, and savored your glorious aroma!  In only a moment, I have knelt before your heavenly throne, kneeling at your feet where I belong; for we are one body, the lower parts, yet important nonetheless!  For it is your feet that carries your precious Holy Spirit throughout the world!”

I have since learned that when you’re truly in love with God, it is not so hard to obey Him.  It’s not so hard to be loyal when your heart is full of Him.  During your lowest points, you don’t feel so alone, and you trust Him completely, so there’s never any room for doubt and fear.  No wonder most of us people have such a difficult time serving God the way we’re supposed to!  It is because many of us haven’t realized this one thing:  we need to fall in love with God; not just ‘love’ what we know about Him…there’s a difference…a BIG difference.

Love Can Grow Deeper Beyond Mere Newness

Over time, you make mistakes and inadvertently hurt one another’s feelings. When you communicate with your love, you don’t just talk to them, you also sit quietly and listen to them talk to you; you talk WITH them. After all, relationships are give and take, are they not?  You’d lay down your life and drive many miles with hardly any money or sleep to spend time with that special person.

Would you do this for God? And when you pray, are you doing most of the talking, or are you listening as well? Fall in love with Him today!  Ask Him to teach you and show you how, and He will!  He wants you to fall in love with Him, and He wants to be the biggest part of your life.  Think about this: God–more famous than anyone or anything that has ever existed, the maker of heaven and earth, bigger than our minds can perceive–yes, God–He wants to have a deep, sincere, personal relationship with you!!!!  

But there’s just one more thing..God wants you just the way you are!  He wants you to be you because he made you unique and special as you are!  What on earth are you waiting for? 

God has given me this song so many times, it’s not funny.  As you listen to this song, every single word, (you’ve probably heard hundreds of times throughout your life, maybe thousands), I would like for you to imagine this time that God is singing this to you!  Whenever I do, I get teary-eyed!   

 

 

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About Lyn Leahz

Lyn Leahz is a journalist, radio show producer and host, author, as well as contributor to numerous alternative media news and opinion sites including her own site, Freedom Nation News. Of particular note, Lyn’s YouTube channel reaches over 110,000 subscriptions, having become one of YouTube’s leading channels on the varied topics associated with “the last days”. For example: a recent interview with author and Christian radio personality, Benjamin Baruch, has garnered over 483,000 views! Her program covers a broad spectrum of subjects: End-times events, spiritual warfare, personal and national repentance, as well as breaking news that speaks to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Lyn’s ministry skyrocketed after completing her first Christian fiction end-times’ novel, Soul Deceiver, in 2011 (available through Thomas Nelson, Westbow Press Publishing Company). Aside from her YouTube channel, Lyn has two radio shows on Leading Edge Radio Network: (1) “Out of the Darkness”, co-hosted with Benjamin Baruch, and (2) “The Lyn and Lisa ‘When Conspiracy Becomes Reality Radio Show’” (with her co-host Lisa Haven). She has interviewed numerous famous personalities like Christian-political artist Jon McNaughton, Brent Baum and Bruce Hall, Producers of the Finding Noah Film, Brett Creamer (also featured on Rick Wiles’ TruNews radio broadcast), 
Michael Snyder, author of the Economic Collapse Blog and End of the American Dream Website (recently featured on “The Jim Bakker Show”); as well as John Shorey, best selling author of The Window of the Lord’s Return, who has also been a frequent special guest on “The Jim Bakker Show” and “It’s Supernatural” produced by Sid Roth. She also has been featured in Prophecy In the News and will be speaking at the 2016 Prophecy In the News Annual Pike’s Peak Conference, as well as interviewing live on her youtube channel other prominent speakers attending the event. My websites: http://LynLeahz.com, http://freedomnationnews.com https://www.youtube.com/user/LynLeahz
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18 Responses to Do You Want To Fall Head Over Heals In Love Today?

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  2. Reblogged this on Grandma Donnie On Line and commented:
    Nothing takes the place of love

  3. Great post Lyn. I hope it draws many to examine their relationship with the living God.

    I believe that someone like me, who had a dramatic conversion experience, and was literally taken out of complete darkness and translated into the kingdom of Light – one who was a man-hater and to whom the word ‘father’ brought horrors – one who didn’t know if there was such a being as ‘God’ . . . has less trouble ‘falling in love’ with their Redeemer when He steps into their life and CHANGES them completely.

    You see, I knew nothing ‘about’ God to love, but when He revealed Himself to me I had no option but to fall at His feet in worship and adoration. I fell in love with Jesus who gave Himself for me. I fell in love with my PERFECT Father God who only wanted the very best for me. I fell in love with Holy Spirit who gave me understanding and taught me and supplied the words I needed when challenged.

    It was not an option. It was not something I had to “do”. It was the natural response, which I think a person who has grown up with Christian teaching seldom experiences.

    What an amazing God!

    • Lyn Leahz says:

      For me, it was not an option, but in a different way. When you are brought to nothing, and you lose everything, literally…a home, a life, proper shoes for your feet and clothing, you have no friends and your family has turned on you, you’re starving, both intentionally and unintentionally, and you literally have nothing…including your own sanity and peace of mind; well, you have no choice but to either lay down and die and give up, or turn to God and realize the real reason you have nothing…because you won’t surrender to God..and He’s allowing you to have nothing in order that you will gain everything in return. Sadly enough, many of these things that happened to me as a teenager and young adult were self inflicted due to my rebellious nature.

    • Lyn Leahz says:

      And by the way..how rude of me! I hit post without saying thank you dear sister..and God bless you!!!!! Love in Christ to you!

  4. ptl2010 says:

    All He asks for is our love – body, soul and spirit. There is no greater privilege and power when He is all we need. He turns our world right side up and when we see things in His perspective, all is well. Praise The Lord. Is it possible? Only with His abiding Presence acknowledged and welcomed willingly and in love – just a reciprocation of His great love for us.

    • Lyn Leahz says:

      And when we ‘truly’ love someone…naturally, we are loyal, respectful, honorable, and honest. And when we truly respect someone, and they are in authority over us, we obey them….and we want to obey them because we want to please them and want their approval! Anyone here ever have an authority figure in their life…a parent, a relative, a co-worker….anyone….and you respected that person so much, you lived to please them every time you were in their presence, and out of their presence? This is how God should be to us, far above any mere human being. He comes first, then everyone else after Him! Praise the Lord!

      Thank you so much, PTL, for your comments! God bless you!

      • ptl2010 says:

        God bless you too Lyn for your faithfulness in His service.

      • Lyn Leahz says:

        Ah, PTL, bless you my sister for that..but I am not worthy of extra blessing for what I am doing; it is what is expected of me. Each of us has a specific calling that God expects us to accomplish during our lifetime. There will be many who ‘kneel’ before Him and say, “Lord, I did not know! But how can I be judged for what I did not know?” When the Lord indeed called unto them their entire lives, yet they did the opposite. For every calling upon our lives, there is an opposite.

        Satan, as crafty as he is, purposely targets our strengths because he knows that whatever our strengths, more than likely has something to do with God’s purpose for us. So, since we understand that we are waging a spiritual war in heavenly places, we can fully agree that Satan moves in early in our lives to strangle the life out of us…and to defeat us…and in so doing, he believes he is defeating God.

        His ultimate goal is to destroy and to defeat us..to lay strongholds and stumbling blocks in our paths to slow us down from the race we are in for the prize, which is the high calling of our high Priest, Christ Jesus, in our lives.

        Sometimes it is beneficial to step back and study our strongholds, and then look at the opposite of them in the spiritual places. A fine example is fear. Did you know fear is having faith in the negative places? In fact, most people who are fearful have such strong faith, that their very fears come true! Why? Because they had strong faith in it! Now if they could take that faith and turn it around for the good things..wow! They would have people healed everywhere they went…mountains would rise up with legs and step out of the way. So in many cases, a person with the stronghold of fear is actually called to the ministry in some area which would require strong faith…such as healing, deliverance, etc. However, the devil has gotten a hold of them and has perverted their gift so that they are not glorifying or pleasing God. Isn’t that something?

        Praise the Lord that He gave us the Holy Spirit in that we can overcome all of the powers of the enemy! “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” Luke 10:19, Amp

        Regardless, it always feels so good to receive blessings and kindness…we all need it and are supposed to exhort one another…and we who are blessed by another’s kindness are to receive it with gladness…so thank you PTL, and God bless you in return dear sister! I know how much this experience has truly helped me walk more closely with the Lord, and He has said to me, “Go! Go and share it with everyone you can so they too can realize what is hindering their lives, and then more people will walk righteously before Me!”

  5. writinggomer says:

    Wonderful post Lyn, truer words have not been spoken.

  6. Amanda Beth says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Lyn!!! I am printing this out and sharing it with my Bible study ladies this Friday. I know they will really be blessed by this. This is what our study is about. I really believe the reason many Christians aren’t living the godly life that God intended is because of what you just wrote here. They are not madly in love with God, and they don’t know how to love Him. I have seen a great change in my desires and actions since God has been in the center of my heart. I really want others to truly love God. Thanks so much for posting this. I’m sharing it with others. God bless you:)

    • Lyn Leahz says:

      Well thank you Amanda for your uplifting and encouraging words! I am so happy it blessed you dear sister, and happy that it will bless others! God bless you! And yes, the walk and the suffering ,and everything is so much easier since I had this experience and have learned how to really fall in love with Him! God bless you!!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    • Lyn Leahz says:

      LOL! I always go back and re read everything a million times after I post…you might want to ‘reprint’ if you already have! There were quite a few mistakes! I’ve fixed them.

  7. Lyn Leahz says:

    Reblogged this on The Promise Book and commented:

    A beautiful post that, as Christians, we should really consider before we ever kneel before God.

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