When we think of God’s love, we tend to define it with human parameters by using personal relationships we have known and experienced. The thing is, even the best relationships have flaws. The good news it that God’s love is perfect and it is beyond what we can ever humanly comprehend.
The apostle Paul prays, “(I ask that) Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God. (Ephesians 3:17-19)
After studying the breath and length and height and depth of God’s love in Scripture, my “human box definition” of His love was blown wide open. Here is the measure of God’s love for you and for me:
God’s love is the stimulus that created the world.
God’s love is the motive in which Jesus came to the world.
God’s love is the reason that Jesus gave up His life on the cross.
God’s love is the authority in which Jesus was raised from the dead.
Gods love is the means in which His Spirit was poured into our hearts.
God’s love is the fuel that turns our faith into action.
God’s love is the inspiration that compels US to love like Him.
God’s love is the incentive in which Jesus will come back for us.
God’s love is the perfect heartbeat that we will obtain forever.
This is the love that surpasses knowledge. It may not be comprehensible, but it is receivable. It might be beyond our human knowledge, but it is not beyond our hearts of faith. When received, His love makes every heart both colorful and purposeful.
Believe that you are loved by God in Christ Jesus, my friend! Actually, believe that you are beyond loved.
(The photo above was taken at Soul Sisters Retreat, where we all experienced God’s love in a powerful way!)