“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. And to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:18-19.
Fault In Our Stars is my favorite movie! It's based on the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 22-year old diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. As a result of her illness, Hazel lives a pretty limited and sheltered life, that is, until she meets the handsome Augustus Waters. From the moment they meet his love transforms her life in the most amazing ways. Augustus sacrifices his life's dream so Hazel could fulfill hers.
We live in a world that uses the word love incessantly; however, with the increasing number of people suffering from depression, low-self esteem, insecurities and rejection, it's evident that people are hurting and searching for something deeper than the world's definition of love.
Rather than living, people are merely existing, struggling to live underneath the weight and pressures of this world -- having knowledge of love, but never experiencing the life changing power of it in its purest form.
Perhaps Paul's desire for us to truly know and experience the fullness of God's love is because he realized that God's love changes everything. Maybe Paul knew that without experiencing His love, we'd be like Hazel, merely existing.
Love is an expression of faithfulness, and God gave the greatest demonstration of it by sacrificing His son, Jesus, so that we may have life. Today, if you desire more of Him and you want to experience the transformational power of His love, explore it's width, length and height; dive into it's depth by simply saying, “God I want more of You!!”
God I believe there is more to Your love than I could ever understand or imagine. I want to be transformed. Help me experience more of Your Love. Give me more of You! Amen.
What area of your life do you need to receive more of God's love in? Boldly ask for transformation in that area. If hurt or pain is making it hard to receive God’s love deeply, consider reaching out and sharing your struggle with someone.
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