Some words tucked away in an obscure Old Testament book grab my attention..."He will renew you with His love." (Zephaniah 3:17 NRSV).
I know that kind of "renewing". My family does this to me all the time. If I've had a long or draining day, I come home and find love from my kids and wife that seems to reinvigorate and rejuvenate me. That's why I like to spend time with them...they recharge me.
Sadly, I don't think about God along these lines. He knows this about me and wants me to experience a deeper level--a greater effect--of His love in my everyday life.
More and more, I'm beginning to realize the truth of what the Bible says..."God is passionate about His relationship with you." (Exodus 34:14 NLT)
If I feel what I feel from my family's love...just imagine what I can experience as I am exposed to God's love in greater ways.