Sarah McLachlan said it well
“Your love is better than ice cream
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
Your love is better than chocolate
Everyone here knows how to cry”
The way we love God is very individual. Only you and God know “how much” you love Him. I believe that it’s a continuous discovery of love – I’m continually learning about His love for me, and in turn learning how to love Him more and more. I hope that there’s never a time when I’ve learned and perfected the “how much” – because that would mean there’s no more to discover.
About 2 years ago, in a time of private worship, I had the horrible realization that I loved chocolate more than I loved God. I was talking with God and telling Him how much I loved Him, and I heard so strong in my heart “If you love me so much, then why do you turn to chocolate when you’re upset instead of coming to me?” I cried and cried because I knew the reason was that I found more immediate comfort in chocolate than I did in prayer.
You have to understand, I’ve always thought of myself as the “Mary Magdeline” who loved much because she was forgiven much. Back then, I honestly thought I had arrived where loving God was concerned. There was no possible way I could ever love Him more! Except, the more time I spend with Him, the more I realize that I have more learn, more to grow and, yes, more to love