Updated: February 4, 2019
How to Fall in Love with God: 7 Ways on How to Love God More Deeply
How to fall in love with God is a topic not many would think of or do but aren’t sure how to go about it. There are many ways on how to fall in love with God and I pray these 7 suggestions will be just the beginning on how to experience God personally. He does want that for you.
Have you ever looked at someone at your church with jealousy because of his or her relationship with God? Did you ever wonder why you didn’t have the same thing?
I remember sitting at church or a bible study and witness another person having this amazing experience with God that I didn’t have.
It made me wonder if it was fake or maybe I wasn’t good enough to have the same thing.
Sometimes I even remember secretly making fun of “those people” who would be crying or “overly” praising God. Have you ever felt like this? However, as I continued to witness this throughout my walk I know I wanted to know how to fall in love with God too.
The change came for me when I really experienced the POWER of God. I was out bonding with two teens when demons presented themselves in one of them (see the story in Matt. 12:22-32). I was in total shock but I did recognize something had to be done. Praise God, the other teen had a father who is a Pastor because I had no idea what to do.
We took her back to her house and he was able to extract them through prayer, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the Name of Jesus Christ. It was the first time I ever spoke in tongues and witnessed the spiritual battle we are truly in (see Acts 2:1-4). At that moment I understood why “those people” did what they did.
What could this possibly do with falling in love with God?
There was a REAL power in the Name of Jesus Christ I experienced and couldn’t let go of. It was amazing!
Now, this may seem like such a strange story to tell when it comes to falling in love with God. Maybe you wanted something with a little more fairy tale quality.Falling in love with God starts with knowing who He is. Click To Tweet
You see this whole purity thing goes beyond just saving yourself for marriage. We weren’t made just for sex.
We are a soul seeking a real experience with love.
Being pure is being in a relationship with the person that is the very definition of love. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
Therefore, in order to truly experience love we must know “it” meaning know Him. So how do we get to know Him? Here are some ways on how to love God more deeply to help set a foundation of understanding “those people” and joining them in falling in love with Jesus Christ.
7 Ways on How to Fall in Love with God
1) Learn about Him-
Some people may find the bible overwhelming or boring but reading the bible is like reading someone’s diary. That someone is God.
I mean think about it, if you found your crush’s diary would you read it? Most of us would say yes because it contains their thoughts, wants, and secrets. The bible holds that and so much more.
It has the power to transform you.
Why? Because the more you learn about God, the more you will know how to fall in love with God.
Think about it, if you saw a girl with a nasty attitude and just downright mean we would probably judge her instantly. However, if we knew that she was raped constantly as a child then we would probably give her a break or at the very least sympathize regardless of how we felt.
I know this seems like an extreme example but sometimes shocking realities can bring us to Godly humility. His knowledge is power. (see 2 Tim. 3:16-17, Psalm 119:105, Rom. 15:4)
2) Spend time together-
In any relationship romantic or not, time has to be put in.
“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!” (1 Chron. 16:11)
I remember people saying they “knew” me when I had no idea who they were. I might’ve had a class with them or maybe I’ve seen them in the hallway but I didn’t feel like they knew me.
How many of us get upset when that happens?
Our response is usually, “They don’t know me!” Right? It takes quality time to know someone. It’s the same with God.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)
To truly know someone is to spend time with them, make memories, know their life, and know their heart. (see Isa. 53:1-12)
3) Keep Thinking/Talking about Him-
Whether it’s your best friend, someone special, or that beloved family member, we usually think about and talk about them often. We’ll recall memories and experiences we had with these people.
When you start spending more and more time with God the same thing happens.
Scripture will start coming to mind easily, you’ll remember those times God was personal with you, times He took you out of your misery, you’ll wonder how you can get to know Him better, and you’ll want to spend more time with Him. Also, evangelizing will become easier because it’s just become who you are rather than something you should do. You can’t help but talk about Him.
4) Talk to Him-
Prayer is more than a ritual or something you “have” to do. It’s simply talking to God.
How much do we learn from people we have constant communication with? How much deeper and more meaningful are our relationships when are real and just talk?
“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words” (Matt. 6:7).
Talk like you would normally talk to someone you love. Also, sometimes I’m too worried about picking the “perfect” time or the “perfect” place just so I can pray. Now I can pray whenever, wherever I want. This is your freedom too. (see John 10:27-28)
5) Recognize His voice-
He DOES respond in the way He responds.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17).
So many I know have said, “Well when I see thunder and lightning then I will know it is Him!” This isn’t Hollywood! God speaks in His very creation, His word, through His prophets which is still relevant today, in the little details in your life that make you smile, in the still small voice, through the trials, placing God in your little box will deafen you.
Open your ears and allow your heart and mind to be receptive. It’ll work wonders! (Isa. 55:8-9, 1 Kings 19:11-12)
6) Sing to Him-
When we love something, we can’t help but sing to it. Even if you’re not necessarily gifted. Moms sing to babies, men sing to women, women sing to men, and everywhere you look there is a song being sung.
“I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.” (Psalm 104:33)
By singing to the Lord, we are expressing our love to Him. He also sings to us!
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zeph. 4:17)
This is one of my favorite scriptures because it shows what a loving Father He is. Even if you never had anyone sing to you, you can guarantee the Lord has sung over you.
7) Defend Him-
In any great love story, there is one defending the love of the other. Why can’t it be like that for the Lord? So many people want to destroy the love and relationship between the created and the Creator. Will you defend Him?
“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” (1 Peter 3:15)
Make it a point in your life to learn how to fall in love with God. There is NOTHING like it. I remember the day I became “that person” in church who shouted to God for how GREAT He is, clapping, crying, dancing, and the best part is…I didn’t care who was watching!
There is no turning back for me and that’s okay! When that happens to you (it will…trust me…loll), a smile will start to play across your face because you will realize just how much you love God. I pray this for you…
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deut. 6:5)
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