Hey friends! Today’s episode is part two of your spiritual checkup and how love plays a vital role in your relationship with God. Love inspires. Love is at the heart of what makes us human, for we are children of God, and “God is love”.
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You are listening to episode 4, titled Your Spiritual Checkup Part Two.
Hey you guys! This is Kelsie Millet and I am your host here on the Let Him In Podcast, where
my intent is to have these episodes full of thoughts, impressions and ways for you to easily let God into your every day. Today we are diving into the second part of your assessment of your relationship with God. If you missed yesterday’s episode, go ahead and pause this and jump back to hear part one first and then come back and join us here for part two.
Yesterday, we dove into communication and how vital that is for every relationship. Today we are talking about love. What we are doing to show God we love Him and also how we can strive to feel His love for us.
I think right off the bat we could list a handful of ways we can show God that we love Him. Starting with “if ye love me, keep my commandments”, the first commandment being- “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind- we can also pray, go to church, serve others, all of these things fall into an area where we can show God we love Him by essentially being obedient.
I am a mom and I am so thankful to be able to be in this role of a parent, simply because sometimes I feel like it helps me have better insight on God and his role as my Heavenly parent. I can see how being obedient is an amazing way to show love. Because I LOVE when my kids listen, and not in a controlling way, but simply because I want what is best for them and my guidance I know can a lot of times help them if they listen.
As much as I love when my kids are obedient, what draws me closer to them and what makes me love them even more is when they talk with me. When we can sit at the end of the day over dinner and talk about our highs and lows of the day. When I tuck my daughter in at night and she continues to talk and talk and talk. These are the moments in my day that I live for with my kids. Its these small moments that sustain our relationship and build our relationship.
I don’t think it is any different for our relationship with our Heavenly Father. I’m sure it is a big huge YES that He wants us to be obedient. But I would think it is also safe to assume that He finds deep joy and appreciation when we talk with Him.
When we talk with God our love for Him will grow in return as we get to know Him better, feel Him more and just like our earthy relationships I believe our trust in Him will only grow as we continue to spend more time with Him.
Henry B. Eyring said,
“If you want to stay close to someone who has been dear to you, but from whom you are separated, you know how to do it. You would find a way to speak to them, you would listen to them, and you would discover ways to do things for each other. The more often that happened, the longer it went on, the deeper would be the bond of affection. If much time passed without the speaking, the listening, and the doing, the bond would weaken.
“God is perfect and omnipotent, and you and I are mortal. But he is our Father, he loves us, and he offers the same opportunity to draw closer to him as would a loving friend. And you will do it in much the same way: speaking, listening, and doing”
So you and I can both deepen our love with God by simply speaking- praying to Him, outloud, in our minds, in our hearts. Listening, not closing our prayer before we give Him the opportunity to speak to us or even just showing up to solely listen with no requests attatched, and doing- I see this as that obedience list we made in the beginning of the podcast, serving others, going to church, obeying the commandments.
We have been given an opportunity to feel God’s love. God’s love. The maker of the universe. The God who created you. The God who knows every detail of you and loves you perfectly. We get to enjoy His love. I think about it and it is truly a huge blessing, let’s make sure we take advantage of it.
Today’s Journal Prompt/thought-
“Love cares. Love listens. Love includes. Love inspires. Love is at the heart of what makes us human, for we are children of God, and “God is love”
You’ve made it halfway through your spiritual assessment, come back tomorrow morning foror part three. Also, just know that any of the quotes that I ever share in the podcast will be linked in the shownotes if you want to save them or check them out.
Leaving you today with hopefully a little more stillness, an open mind and a desire to connect with God.