We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).
In my book “Destined for Love,” I make the statement that “Love is not a feeling; it’s not even a decision. Love is a person. Jesus.” If He didn’t fill us with love, we would have no love to share. I also say, “You could not be giving the Lord any love at all if He didn’t first give His love to you.” These are two simple facts that we must become accustomed to. We don’t have anything to give unless He first gives it to us. A friend of mine once said, “Love among those who don’t have the Lord is like two Volkswagens rubbing together trying to demonstrate love.”
As a child, I had an invisible friend. He kept pace with me all through my childhood and then I lost him somewhere in my University days. I found Him again when I received my new birth and realized it had been the Holy Spirit with me all along—only just outside of me until I received Jesus as my Lord, and then He moved inside. That’s where He lives now, pouring His love into me, whether I ask for it or not. It’s the stuff I’m made of now, so I might as well be: Love.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Romans 5:5).