Know God’s Love
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.Ephesians 3:18-19
We can know God’s love in our minds, but when we know God’s love in our hearts, we are changed. The more we serve he Lord, the more love God puts into our hearts, the more we know the love God has for us, because God is love. It takes a heart of love to know the Lord.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. (1 John 4:16-17) When our lives are driven by God’s love, we are aware of our dependence on the Lord being with us, and love is made complete. The Lord is changing our hearts to hearts of love, a heart that puts God’s others first, this is when we experience God’s love.
Christians are tasked to point people to Christ, which brings us closer to Christ with a dependent heart. Being close to the Lord with hearts of love, and telling the world about Christ, we will know the Lord and his love because we reflect his love to others. How can we truly reflect God’s love unless we have hearts of love? Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:29) The more we conform to the image of his Son, the more we know God’s perfect love for us. It’s important we know God’s love for us in our hearts and not just in our minds, because we live out of our hearts. No person on the planet loves us more than God and no one the planet can bless us like God.
Today serve the Lord and pray God continues to fill your heart with his divine love. It’s God’s love in our hearts that changes us to be like Jesus.
Prayer: Lord help me to always experience your love in my heart and tell others about your perfect love for them. In Jesus name, Amen