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I know that God is answering that prayer. I love other people far more than my natural tendencies would account for. I can see a big change, especially over the last few years.
But this occurred to me the other day: if I'm going to love what God loves, I'm going to have to be crazy, head over heals in love with myself.
We have such a hard time with that, don't we? Even the idea of loving ourselves sounds conceited, arrogant, self-centered.
We also find it difficult because we don't really believe how much He loves us. Or maybe we believe in our heads, but we don't really believe it.
Sure, He loves me. He loves everybody. We can accept that.
But it goes much deeper. He rejoices over me with singing.
He sings songs about me! He absolutely adores me.
He absolutely adores you. Head over heals!
So, if I'm going to love what God loves, if I want to know His heart, I'm going to have to love me. I pray that He'll show me how.