LOVE, WONDERFUL LOVE!

The most wonderful, undeniable and powerful truth is that God loves us unconditionally.  There is nothing we can do, say, or be to make God love us more than He does.  What an incredible and affirming truth! 

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Paul probably felt the same overwhelming sense of wonder when he wrote to the Ephesians saying, "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3: 17-19.

Paul attempts to explain God 's amazing love, and it almost appears as if  he struggles to find the words to express himself.  He simply says, God's love for you is so 'wide' and 'long' and 'high' and 'deep.'  And then, almost as if he cannot describe God's love any more he acknowledges that it 'surpasses knowledge.'  There are times, when I want to describe Jesus with words and I feel incompetent to even attempt the task.  Simply put, there are not enough adjectives that can fully portray His magnificence.  I sense that Paul is lost for words, and can only explain God's love in the simplest of terms - 'wide,' 'long,' 'high,' and 'deep.'

My prayer for you today is that you will strive 'to grasp' just how much God really does love you.  You may feel unworthy!  His love for you has nothing to do with your feelings, His love is unconditional.  Perhaps you feel  undeserving of His love.  Everyone is undeserving of the love of God, but He still loves us.  You may not fully understand why He does love you. Well, as Paul said, His love 'surpasses knowledge' - so you will never fully understand it.  However, Paul still encourages us to try to grasp this powerful truth - God loves you just as you are.

I pray that His love will fill you today and that it will flow from you to a hurting world. Like Paul, I pray that 'you will be filled to the measure of all the fulness of God.'  Have a blessed day!

I am and always will be,

Recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,

Carol