"There is an essential connection between experiencing God, loving God, and trusting God. You will trust God only as much as you love Him, and you will love Him to the extent you have touched Him, rather than He has touched you." ~ Bernard Manning
When I read the above quote...I had to "sit" on it for a while in order to grasp how my love enables me to "touch God". Oh...I can understand how my trust in God is related to his love for me and mine for Him...but I never considered before today how the extent of my love for God... is what allows my love to touch Him.
So how does my love touch God?
I think it happens every time I approach Him with my heart, spirit and soul fully in love with Him. It happens when I admire Him... enjoy Him...delight in Him.
The very nature of God requires love...and so it is in my experiencing a pure love for God that allows me to touch Him.
Amazing...when I have touched God...His love consumes me and my love for God connects my trusting in Him...completely.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength." - Deuteronomy 6:5 NCV