Think About His Love 01-25-09

Derek Prince once wrote, "Everything about God is greater and grander than we can comprehend, but this is particularly true of His love. The very nature of God is love. The word I have chosen to describe this love is extravagant, an unusual and non-religious word, to get away from stereotypes. Our human love is often petty, stingy and self-centered. God's love is not like that at all. It is vast, boundless and extravagant. Paul wrote, 'I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the staints, 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 fulness of God' (Eph. 3:17-19). God wants to put the fullness of HIs love into the vessel that He creates in us by His Holy Spirit. He wants us to know all the dimensions of HIs love - how wide, long, high and deep it is. He wants us to know a love that passes knowledge. God's love cannot be known by the intellect, but it can be apprehended through the revelation of the Scriptures and of the Holy Spirit."

Did you get that? God wants us to know and understand His deep love for us. He doesn't want us walking around in this life wondering if He truly loves us. Paul prayed that the Ephesians would have power or revelation ability to understand and measure how much God loves us. We can't do that with a tape measure or calculator, because we find His love is impossible to be measured by any earthly standards. But when we discover how much Jesus suffered for us by leaving the glories of Heaven to come to this earth and submit Himself to Calvary; our hearts should swell large with graditude.  So, the most accurate measuring principle we can use is a grateful heart. How thankful are you?   

Pastor Jim