The word “love” has lost its power. We say we love ice cream and we love God, never mind that an unfathomable distance as wide as the universe separates the two. What a useless four-letter-word. We’d do better with an ancient one, the one Christian mystics have always used. They call God’s love fire.

God’s love is a love in and of itself.

Not until Jesus unveiled the burning heart of the Creator at Calvary could anyone imagine that kind of love. Solomon’s inspired lovesong penned the essence of it and spoke from God’s heart: “. . . for love is as strong as death, passion as cruel as Sh’ol; its flashes are flashes of fire, [as fierce as the] flame of Yah. No amount of water can quench love, torrents cannot drown it” (Song of Songs 8:6 & 7 CJB.

What we think about God is the most important thing about us. What we think comes from what we desire.



Margaret Montreuil is the founder of Burning Hearts for God and the author of several Christian books. Her author website is


One Reply to “Desiring God”

  1. I “love” the fact that God’s love is FIERCE. It’s one of my favorite attributes about Him. The word FIERCE sounds like jealous, protective, and possessive. I am and want to be ALL HIS. His LOVE is FIERCE.

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