For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19 KJV)
The scriptures above were written by Apostle Paul. It was his prayer that all Believers would comprehend the understanding of the great “love” God has for them. He knew the love of God and wanted other Believers to be empowered in their hearts and minds with this great gift love, just as he was the recipient of this love.
However, God describes His love for us with the following words: to comprehend the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge; says it all. Paul is saying God’s love is immeasurable. We can’t put a price tag on God’s love and we can’t measure it! These scriptures inform us that God’s love is not depended upon His feelings towards us, He loves us unconditionally. God doesn’t ask us to perform for His love, it is a gift freely given.
- God wants each of us to be empowered with His love. (Intimacy)
- By faith God wants us to believe we are loved by Him. (Trust)
- By faith God wants us to be “rooted and grounded” in His love. (Stable or Unmovable)
- By faith God wants us to know His love toward us is immeasurable. (Extreme love)
- By faith know that God is the Author of Love.
By faith, as we allow these four facts to dwell within our hearts and minds, then we will learn to love ourselves and others as God loves us. Remember God doesn’t allow His feelings or performance on our part to decide whether He will love us, He loves us because He is LOVE; God is the Author of LOVE. A love that delights in being in relationship with each of His children. A love that protects and provides for His children. A love that does no harm to His children. A love that never dies!
The world’s definition of love is totally different than God’s free gift of love. The world loves according to feelings and performance. The world’s love is conditional. Which will you choose, the worlds love or God’s love?
Friends, by faith allow God’s love to heal you areas that cause you to doubt His love. Once healed you will learn to love self and others. God’s kingdom is love, so let us learn to live a lifestyle of love with self and others, for LOVE is the greatest Gift.
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A wonderful post on God’s love for us.
Thank you Georgetta.
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You are welcome! I am still learning of His extravagant love.
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