“And may you have the power to understand….how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” (Ephesians 3:18)
Stop for just a moment and take a deep breath. All other thoughts aside, focus for one minute on how much God loves His children. YOU included. I know sometimes when we hear about His love for us, even in a daily devotion, we become somewhat callused to the idea. We may even shrug it off….
Something in our heart tells us we are “ok”, we don’t need or want His love, but our Father is RELENTLESS. He never leaves your side, and is eager to embrace you with His presence. It’s in the times that we claim “we dont need it”, when we need it the most.
Our Father has glorious unlimited resources to empower you with inner strength! (Ephesians 3:16) So no matter what is going on this very minute, day, or season of life, He is here to help you along. The bible says that as you trust Jesus, He will make himself a home in your heart. (Ephesians 3:17) Though it is too great to fully understand the love of Jesus, let us experience it! (Ephesians 3:19)
Do not be discouraged when the word says that Jesus’ love is beyond our understanding, instead be elevated to know that you will spend this lifetime experiencing how wide, long, high, deep His love truly is! We can have it here and now, His love has no bounds! (Hosea 14:14) Then when our time on earth is complete, we will be with Jesus, in His glory! So until then….Try not to fight off his love, but dive in and get soaked in it!
My prayer is that we see what a gift it is to experience God’s love on a daily basis. That we really realize that we have an eternity of His presence here and in a time to come where there is no tears. We may not be who we want to be in Christ yet, but we are no where NEAR where we used to be without Him! That we would always give Him praise for being here with us, doing a work in us, and choosing to use us while we are here. No matter how much we may resist, let us take comfort in knowing that His love will empower us, even in the hardest of times.