Friday, May 31, 2013

Four Dimensions of Love

"For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:14-21 NKJV

What a prayer!

God's love goes so deep and so high... far into the past and far into the future.

Like the the river Jordan rolling back and standing like a heap at Adam in Joshua 3:16 so the people could pass... God's love rolls back to our first ancestor Adam.

It goes deep inside us... so deep... into the recesses of who we are. It goes so high... and then higher and higher... all the way to a Throne in Heaven.

Just when we think we must have reached its border we find that it goes much farther than anyone thought possible.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another." John 13:34 NKJV

"But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another" 1 Thessalonians 4:9 NKJV

"No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us." 1 John 4:12 NKJV

Grace is not given to produce a behavioral change but when the dimensions of love are revealed and our tents are enlarged by the spectacle of that love we become instruments of love.

How has God loved us? If we let it flow into us and over us we will be gracious people because it will flow out of us. We won't make comparisons with others. The width of God's love reaches to them and far beyond to many many others.

I want the love of God to operate in all four dimensions of my existence. I pray that God will reveal The person of Christ and His love to you in a fresh way today. I pray that God would put people in my path and that they would see Him also.

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