We come to love God by spending time in His presence. It is exposure to Him that deepens our love. Education in theology will not do it. Ritual will not do it. God will do it Himself within us as we seek His face and His Holy Spirit within our hearts communes in prayer with God the Father and Jesus, our Lord.
When this chain of communion begins to operate and the Spirit within us is fellowshipping with God the Father, through Jesus, our great High Priest,the transforming power of God moves in and through the human vessel doing a purifying work beyond our comprehension. Old things begin to pass away, and all things become new. Shadows are dispelled and darkness is dispersed by the light. Stubborn bones are broken, and the will begins to yield to conform to the image of Christ. Things that used to master are no longer important, doing the will of God becomes a consuming passion. Chaff is blown away by the wind of the Spirit. His voice becomes as beautiful music to our ears, and any contrary voice is an immediate strident discord. This is how His sheep hear and recognize His voice and will not follow the voice of a stranger.
– Frances J. Roberts
Total Love, page 248.
♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡