“Rest in my love,” that is what the Lord said to me.  Along with a picture of myself floating on a red and white ring, in the middle of the ocean, no land in sight.

I knew I was desperately tired, weary, low in energy and discouraged. I needed rest.  In my quiet time the Lord and I had agreed that I needed rest, but why, I asked, did He say to me: “Rest in my love.”

These last two words were an interesting addition to the instruction to rest.  I started to make a purposeful study of the concept of God’s love.  Along the way, I discovered that there were a few things I had misunderstood.  I also discovered that I had feelings and attitudes towards God’s love that I didn’t know I had.

We are designed in love, by love and for love.  God desires a love relationship with us, above all else.  One where we have confidence in Him, admire Him, are fascinated and reverent towards Him and finally adore Him.  Understanding what the bible says about God’s love, is where I wanted to start.

When two people fall in love, the blossoming of their love is very much dependent on getting to know each other.  They spend hours talking and listening, spending time with each other.  Falling in love is about falling in love with the character of the person you admire.  As you get to know them, you recognize qualities that they have that attract you, qualities that you admire and rely on.  As this knowledge of character increases, so your trust of their character and their consequent behavior increases.  They say things like: “She would never do that…” or “I know what he will say…”  This trust in a person is what develops with knowledge of them.

So I conclude, how can it be different with the lover of our souls?  How can I love the Lord, if I do not know Him?

Read from my journey in understanding God’s love (Journey of Love).  I share it with you, because it changed my life and my relationship with God.

In the process, I have come to understand what it means to “Rest in my love.”

P.S. The posts are listed below with the latest posts on the topic coming up first.

But I Don’t Feel…

May 6th, 2022|

When feelings have the authority in our lives, rather than truth, we can fall into a dangerous trap.

Affectionately Yours

July 9th, 2021|

We may know that God loves us, but are our hearts dedicated affectionately to Him?

What Is Love Made Of

February 14th, 2020|

Someone once said to me: "Love is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness." Why is this a good ratio to consider in our relationships with others?

The Basics of God’s Love

September 7th, 2018|

We all long for a deep and intimate relationship with God, just as God longs for a continuing relationship with us, that is real and personal. But what is this relationship all about?

Because He Loves Me…

August 10th, 2018|

Why would God discipline us? Is He not the God of love? Why would a God that loves us need to discipline us?

I am Not Good Enough for God

May 11th, 2018|

Ever feel that you are "not good enough" for God, or society. You are not the only one. What does the bible say about us?

Who’s Your Daddy?

March 9th, 2018|

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God!" says John, but do we know who our Daddy is? It is easy to acknowledge that we are His children, but we don't always think about WHO it is that is our Father.

Law of Love

January 12th, 2018|

The Law of love gives freedom: but how do we give freedom to our loved ones, when they could get hurt, make mistakes, or choose a path of life that would destroy them? How do we give them freedom, yet have peace?

The Response of Love

April 28th, 2017|

How should I respond to God's love for me? If I don't obey Him, does that mean that He will no longer love me? These are questions we battle with, how do we respond to this love of God?