As much as I viewed Praying to Love as a new revelation in my life, it was really more of a continuation of the Love I was already experiencing, not as an idea or a belief or a piece of information, but as a reality. In fits and starts, this Love began to come alive not only in my thoughts and reasonings, but in heart and in my life. In Margaret Feinberg’s book, The Sacred Echo, she explains this transforming power of love better than I ever could. She says,
When "I Love You" Comes Alive
“When God echoes I love you, it’s not a slice of information but a feast of transformation. I am invited to experience the fullness of God’s love in my life, heart, and spirit. The holy metamorphosis is designed to ring so genuine and true that others can’t help but notice. When I love you is alive in my heart, I become freer to love others. When I love you is alive in my mind, I become better at expressing that love. When I love you is alive in my life, I become a smidgen closer to being who God has called and created me to be.”
I’ve had this quote posted on my bathroom wall for the past two years as a reminder of the transformation that has already taken place in my heart, mind, and life. I started experiencing this ‘I Love You’ long before I could mentally package it as piece of information, and this quote serves as a daily call to actively surrender the notion that ‘I Love You’ is a just a sentimental fact to file away.
I hope Love and ‘I Love You’ comes alive a little more in your heart, mind, and life today.