Eph 3:17-19…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.
I’m a simple girl at heart really. I find it easy to give of myself to others (perhaps sometimes too easily) to meet their needs but I find it difficult to let people into who I am. The people I love, I love passionately and with all that I am.
My family though they drive me crazy sometimes, I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I know they love me even though at times, I have not been the best family member to them, but I trust that love and the support I’ve always felt I had. I am blessed to be married to a man I love and who despite my many imperfections loves me. When I hear others talk about the lack of trust and fidelity in relationships, I don’t feel that way about mine and if I’ve ever been tempted to doubt I’ve always trusted his word and more-so, trusted God and left it there because his actions show he loves me.
The same is true of my love for Christ. I love God and it is enough for me that He loves me and that He gave His own son’s life for mine. I simply trust His word, accept it and leave it at that. Yes, I know I don’t read my bible enough and my prayers are sometimes probably better classified as conversations I have with God; and there are the times that I don’t feel like I’m a great Christian and worry that I don’t sow enough of His Word into my children’s lives. Despite all of these things I know that He loves me and I am assured of it in His word. God loves me, who allows others’ problems to overwhelm my spirit and shatter my peace of mind too much before I pass it on to Him. He loves me even when I allow myself to become too concerned about my own problems. He loves me, when I disappoint Him, and allows me to enjoy the refreshing of His forgiveness when I admit my wrong. He loves me despite my inner battles and even though I am totally undeserving of His love and blessings.. He loves me.
His love enables me to go rise up and go on when I would rather throw myself a pity party when it seems the whole world is conspiring against me and I fail at something yet again. There is no feeling in the world that compares to the unconditional love that I find in Christ. There is no logical reason I can think of why He should love me this way but there is great freedom in my spirit knowing that despite my imperfections, fears, failures or successes, He doesn’t just tell me He loves me but shows it every day.
Accepting this profound truth with simple child-like faith drives me to be content when I don’t want to be, to forgive others when it’s hard, to fall into His arms totally vulnerable when I feel at my weakest point. I know that it will be OK because He loves me and I can rest in His love.
My life’s goal is simply to live my life knowing that God loves me and that the people I come into contact with, see that love and find that love in Him. I may not shout it from the rooftops often enough but anytime there is a choice to be made, you can be sure that everyone knows I am on God’s side whether the other choices seem to be more logical or easy and I will never go against His Word because He loves me.
Do you know that He loves you too?
In Hebrews 3 and 4 we read that we can enter the rest of God by believing and mixing His word of truth with faith. If you struggle with feelings of being unloved, believe His word today, that His love for you is great, listen to His voice and open your heart to Him.
Hebrews 3: 7-8 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion..
Will you embrace and be in awe of this simple truth of God’s love for you and allow it to guide your life to Him today?
Father, despite my imperfections, you love me and you showed me your love by sending your Son to die for me. Help me to believe and accept your word with child-like faith and live my life in the knowledge of your love. Do not let my heart be hardened by unbelief or the circumstances of life but cause me to rest in your love and then to share it with the world around me. Amen!