Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4 (NASB)
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. -Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
In 1959, the song “Love Potion No. 9” talked about a man looking for love, having been a flop with women for years. He seeks the help of a gypsy, and her potion famously backfires as the man falls in love with everything and everyone around him.
What a strange and sad void that must be in one’s heart to want artificially induced love! But I can say that I’ve thought about such things myself before Jesus reigned in my heart. My heart was empty and lonely, like a bottomless pit.
My old self would’ve said that God could’ve just kept Adam and Eve obedient to him, never sinning. But what kind of love is that when there isn’t conscious choice? How much sweeter and meaningful love is when it’s purposely expressed!
God chooses to love us unconditionally. He could turn His back on us and doom us all, but He loves us instead…so much that He gave His only Son so that we could live with Him forever once we pass from this world.
We also have a choice to love God in all we say and do, and there is no potion necessary. He gives us free will to believe in and love Him, and free will to let His love flow through us so others might see Him in us. God’s love is so overwhelming, so fulfilling, that He promises He can do exceedingly greater than we could ever imagine. We just need to choose to love Him and believe in Him.