How To Become Fluent in the Father’s Love
1 John 4:7-8… everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Imagine listening to the pure, spine tingling sounds of a Stradivarius violin played by a maestro. The notes resound pure, powerful, and penetrating. The sounds stir something deep in you, emotions flow, and you find your heart moved into warmth and creativity. The violin functions according to its perfect design.
Your heavenly Father, as the ultimate Maestro, sends His vibrations of love through you, the perfect “Stradivarius,” created in His image, fearfully and wonderfully made. This happens as you take love seriously, focus on love, and surrender to love.
Taking Love Seriously
When you embrace your design and prioritize love, you participate with God to bring His love to earth as it exists in heaven. Then, you have started to become fluent in the Fathers love. You begin to experience wholeness more deeply and the broken places in others receive ministry from you.
Have you made a decision to take love seriously?
Life spent in any other purpose lacks meaning, flows contrary to design, and becomes ultimately painful. Therefore, let’s consider how to take love seriously.
Focus on the Father’s Love
First, you make love your focus. Consequently, God will use every relationship, every situation, circumstance, and challenge in your life to bring you deeper into His love. To simply let go of your resistance to love becomes your job in every situation. How can you do this?
You can ask, “God, show me your love in this situation.”
When you find yourself struggling in some circumstance pray, “Father, help me see this with Your eyes of love. Wherever my thoughts have drifted from love, where I’ve tried to protect myself, acted defensively, greedy, angry, fearful… — help me shift my mindset to think according to Your thoughts of love.”
Surrender to the Father’s Love
What does it mean to surrender to God? It means to release your expectation, your push for a given result and to simply choose to love. As you choose love as the priority in any situation, you release the power of God to do wonderful things. You then find rest, freedom, and victory, regardless of the outcome.
Become Fluent in the Father’s Love
The Christian life resounds through love, even as that Stradivarius violin penetrates hearts and emotions. The more you become fluent in the Fathers love, the more you “know Him.” The more you resist love, the more you can see you don’t yet know Him. Thankfully, He never condemns you for this — He is love. He’s calling you, “Come to My love, My child, and find rest.”