It's not hard to find the heart of God, it's nestled in the very words of scripture, painted across the night sky, can be seen in the faces of your children, and even in the twinkle in the eye of strangers as they pass by. You see love is not just what God does, love is who God is.
'Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.' 1 John 4:8 ESV
Yes friends God is love, and oh how He loves us. Before the foundations of the Earth were laid you were in His thoughts.
'even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love'
Ephesians 1:4 ESV
He numbers every strand of your hair, wrote your name across his palm, collects every tear you've ever shed, and His thoughts towards you are for good and not evil. This is true love, not that we loved Him, but that He first loved us, and calls us to Him with loving kindness.
'In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.'
1 John 4: 10 ESV
This to me is better than a fairytale, better than any block buster Hollywood could ever make. The King of the universe, the great I Am, chose you and me, before we ever had any inclination to choose Him - friends this is what true love looks like.
With so many voices, shouting so many messages, and battling for your attention, it's so important to make sure that you're listening to the right voice, and resting in truth that reveals the heart of God towards you.
'O Lord , you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord , you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night," even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you. Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain. Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord ? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!'
Psalms 139:1-24 ESV