I never thought that experiencing the love of God could ever be a hindrance to our spiritual growth. However, some of us have that initial, euphoric feeling when we first feel the holy spirit. What a great moment, that feeling of love is really indescribabable. Some Christians want and expect all the days of our lives to be filled with that jubilation. Believe it or not, God wants that for us as well. Yet, for whatever reasons we get back to our daily routines and lose the passion we once felt. What a pity we cannot go back and repeat that initial moment in time when God first touched our hearts. Some of us are sitting around waiting for that feeling to come back around. Some may have dismissed the experience all together.
Building faith and establishing a relationship takes work. Hard work! Knowing the living God only comes through trials and tribulations. Like the ones I am trudging through now. When you’re exhausted, broken, ready to give up, these are the moments where you will often feel the love of our father. Being discouraged, experiencing doubt, these are learning obstacles everyone must face. Remember what Jesus said when he was asked why he chose to associate himself with sinners.
And Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick.”