We all have a desire to love and be loved. We experience different levels of love from parents, siblings, friends, and others. But most of us also want to find that special someone we can share a deeper level of love with. Finding true love can seem incredibly difficult, and it’s often hard to understand why. A big question to consider first is, “what is my definition of true love?” Understanding what we mean by “true love” can help us see what we’re really seeking and why or why not it’s working.
The Bible gives a much different picture of love.
What does God need? God does not need money, or knowledge. If you go in front of God and say, “I have a Ph.D. in Natural History because of my abundant knowledge,” do you think that God will say to you, “You are great,” or “You are arrogant”? Which one would He say? We don’t have anything worth showing off. God is the King of knowledge, and even if you say, “I have been president of a country,” He will say to you, “You fool!” You may ask God to recognize your authority as president of a country, but God already has such. What He needs is not money or knowledge or power, what He needs is love.
Does God also like love? (Yes) Do you know whether He likes it or not? Have you felt or experienced this? God is of the spirit world, so how do you know that God likes love? For example, is it possible to tell whether or not an electric current is flowing through a cord? Can people know just by looking? (No, they don’t know.) What can you do to find out? You can find out very quickly with an electric tester. You can also find out via your physical senses. Although electricity may be invisible, we can feel it when it stimulates our senses. It is the same with love. If you are not fallen, when God feels sad, you should automatically feet sad. When God is happy, you should feel happy also.
Listening to the story of a person who cries in great desire to have love, will your heart suddenly be filled with emotion? (Yes) Why is it filled with emotion? It is because we have the same elements. We are all composed of common elements. So, what would you do if you found God unhappy and crying for all humanity? Would you kick him out or welcome him? Would you kick him out? (No) If God was crying for any other reason, you will probably deny Him, but if He cries with an aching heart because He hasn’t accomplished the purpose of love with mankind, all creation would want to give Him sympathy and help. That is the way the world of love works.
Finding True Love
The search for love begins with our relationship with God. If you are looking for true love, open yourself up to the One who loves you more than anyone else in the whole world. God loved you so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus. Call upon Jesus Christ now. Allow Him to reach out and touch you with the agape love that comes from the heart of God. Repent and ask His forgiveness and receive it in faith (Romans 10:13*; 1 John 1:8-9*; John 1:12*). Ask Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13*).
As you grow in your faith, let God unfold His great love for you every day. Then, reach out in the practical ways to those around you — family, friends, co-workers, neighbors — and thereby demonstrate the love you have received from God.
Finally, pray and ask God to fill you with a new understanding of love: “Father, I believe You love me. The Scripture says I can love You because You first loved me. I thank you for Your love. Fill my heart in a greater way that You ever have before. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and love. Help me to grow in Your love and let me show Your love to people all around me. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”