We can read about the magnificence of God’s love in His Word, but to experience it, we must surrender to Him. It is difficult for my mind to conceive of a love that lasts beyond this life. Sometimes, with all the ugliness I’ve seen in the many divorces which come through my office, it’s even hard to conceive of a love that lasts even a lifetime. Through His Word, God continues to help my feeble human mind comprehend the promise of His everlasting love! “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
It’s tough for us to grasp “everlasting,” because we haven’t experienced it. God expresses the length of His love in terms which we can understand.
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” (Deuteronomy 7:9)
As His children, when we allow Christ to dwell in our hearts through obedience and faith, He strengthens us with the power of the Spirit and we begin to glimpse the magnitude of the love of Christ. “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 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 3:16-19)
Submitting ourselves to God is the most loving thing we can do for ourselves, because it is there we are able to begin to grasp the love which defies human knowledge. In that place of surrender to God we become filled with the fullness of God and we hear His voice which speaks with wisdom, power and love.
For those who are looking for love, look no further…simply surrender to God Who created love.
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