1 John 4:8-10/New King James Version
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
This scripture confirms what I have bee receiving, regarding love and God. We cannot have one with out the other. To know love I need to know God. Not the knowledge the world has of a subject of love, but as an intimate knowledge. A relationship. God already knows who you and I are, but in the intimate relationship the knowledge of each other goes both ways.
The way a husband and wife we become one, we become one with God. The old man is no longer, and we have become a new creation once we choose to receive His Son, His Love, His forgiveness and all that He is. To receive the new hear He has for us it we have to go to Him and enter into a relationship with Him. Think about how every February people give Valentines to each other. To their romantic partners, friends, schoolmates, etc… It is supposed to be symbolic of giving their hearts to each other. God wants more than a card representing our heart. He wants more than our heart. He wants our entire life. He will not force His love on us, and He will not force us to love Him. This is a decision we have to make for ourselves. In a relationship we open ourselves up to another. We let them them in, and the further that we let them in, the bigger the risk we take. It leaves us vulnerable to being hurt and rejected. The great thing about entering into a relationship between you and God is this, He will never abandon you, reject you, or hurt you. This is the only risk free relationship you will ever have. No gamble here, there is nothing to loose but a life to gain.