Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Love Beyond Understanding

If you have experienced this kind of love then you need to pass it on.

God's Love

Ephesians 3:17-19  Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.   

18  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.

19  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.

Trying to understand God's love is like seeing a picture of the Grand Canyon, you don't really comprehend how huge it is, but when you are standing on the edge of it looking at it in person you get a better perspective. You can see a little bit better how wide, how deep and how long it is, you get a better idea of its size. But wait, there is more, after you take that in and think you know about it, jump into a helicopter and go up above it and see more of the length, go down into the canyon and you get a better idea of the depth.

As we trust him more and the Holy Spirit gets control of our life we will understand a little better about God's enormous love for us. We will see where we are at and how bad off we are and how much we need to grow to become more like Christ. It will become very clear that he must really love us to accept us in the state that we are in.
Controlled by love.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15  Either way, Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.  15  He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
God's love took control of him and compelled him to send his son to help make us right with him. I need to follow his example and be controlled by love in the same way. Imagine love that is so strong that it compels you to help those that are so beneath you and so far from measuring up to your standard and yet you give them your all and adopt them into your family! That is an amazing love!

We let things control us, it may be pleasure or drugs or fear, it would be awesome if we could learn to allow love to control our every move but even followers of Jesus take control or we allow something else to be in control besides him.

Help me Lord to allow love to control my life more and more as I become more like your son.