Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Yesterday I left off with a childish expression of love where expectations play a pivotal role in how we show and receive love. Part of that may well be formed in your home life as children. Not all parents are capable of expressing love in a godly manner. Parenting is a difficult task to say the least and expressing love in the midst of correction, responsibilities, authorities, and interpersonal relationships with siblings can be daunting.
Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Since God is perfect in all His ways, His love is perfect. If we don’t feel loved by God, that isn’t on Him, that is on us. We should not expect God to love as man loves. We should not love God in return as man loves in the flesh, weak, beggarly, and failing. So how can we love God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind, and with all our strength?
1 John 4:12, 16 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
It is His love in us that does what we cannot do ourselves.