When Joel and I first started dating, we had a mutual friend. Joel would talk to this friend and ask about me, "Does she like me?" Or, "What did she say about our date?" Our friend would say, "Yes, she likes you. Keep doing what you are doing."
Joel heard that I was interested in him, and that gave him confidence to pursue me. After some time, we got to know each other and drew closer to one another and Joel experienced firsthand that I liked him. He didn't need someone else to tell him because he knew it from me directly. Our love began to grow, and now 29 years later, we are still learning about each other and experiencing one another's love in new ways.
The truth is that we can hear about something, but when we experience it, that's what makes the difference in our lives. So many people hear about God's love from friends and family, but they haven't taken the step to pursue His love. They haven't experienced it yet. Other people have experienced His love, but they don't continue to develop and grow in it.
Today, I want to remind us all to have confidence to pursue His love. His love for us never changes. Keep drawing close to Him. Let His love in and let it shine in your heart. Know that God is always drawing us, and no matter how long you've known Him, there are still higher heights and deeper depths to His love."And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is." (Ephesians 3:18, NLT)