1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
We were made for love. Not just any kind of love, we were created for supernatural love. You see, that is the uniqueness of being human, we are created in God’s image. Even in our fallen state our heart still hungers for the love of God. Nothing less than that can cure us, nothing less can satisfy the longing in our souls. One of the tragedies of our fallen state is being blinded. We are blind to God and we are especially blind to His love for us. As Jesus said, “Unless a man is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”. Upon our awakening we taste His love for the first time. We are stunned by love by our first glimpse of the cross, we are captured by love when the Holy Spirt falls on us, Here is Charles Spurgeon on awakening to God’s love.
“True love to Christ is in every case the Holy Spirit’s work, and must be wrought in the heart by Him. He is the efficient cause of it; but the logical reason why we love Jesus lies in Himself. Why do we love Jesus? Because He first loved us. Why do we love Jesus? Because He “gave Himself for us.” We have life through His death; we have peace through His blood. Though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor. Why do we love Jesus? Because of the excellency of His person. We are filled with a sense of His beauty! an admiration of His charms! a consciousness of His infinite perfection! His greatness, goodness, and loveliness, in one resplendent ray, combine to enchant the soul till it is so ravished that it exclaims, “Yea, He is altogether lovely.” Blessed love this—a love which binds the heart with chains more soft than silk, and yet more firm than adamant!”
So if you heart seems a little cold and love seems a million miles away, turn your heart toward Christ. As Jonathan Edwards often said, “Put yourself in the way of spiritual allurement”. How can I do that? Easy, read the gospels again for the first time. If you are baptized in the Spirit, pray in your heavenly language (a lot). Put on worship music in your car, at home, and at work if possible. That is putting yourself in the place of allurement and as you do God’s love will fall on you in a whole new dimension.