Short Thought continued.....

Jesus Loves Me

‘Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you,

and the resting place of His love will become the very source and root of your life.

Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences —

the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions.

How deeply intimate and far-reaching is His love! How enduring and inclusive it is!

Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding —

this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!‘

(Ephesians 3:17-19 TPT)

 

The love that Jesus has for us is ‘vast, unmeasured, boundless, free’. *

Discovering the full extent of God’s love for us is the purpose of our spiritual journey.

Often we begin our faith journey with little felt sense of His love for us

(despite having knowledge about it).  

We may focus less on Him and His love and more on ourselves,

our sinfulness, our unworthiness, what we can do to earn His love.

Or on the joy and excitement we feel at knowing we are saved.

 

These are not wrong: they are the starting place for our spiritual journeying and,

as our faith is tested and tried through the joys and trials of life,

so we discover the depth and extent of His love for us.  

Once grasped, love and grace transform beliefs, actions, thoughts and relationships,

releasing us from striving, condemnation and pride.

 

Love came down and dwelt amongst us in human form...

 ‘He emptied himself of his outward glory by reducing himself to the form of a lowly servant.

He became human!’

(Philippians 2:7 TPT)

 

This Christ was motivated by love - for you, for me, for mankind –

not because He was disappointed in His fallen creation but because He

‘so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’

(John 3:16 NIV)

 

Thought: How much have you grasped the extent of Jesus’ love and grace towards you?

 

Prayer: Jesus, what is important for me to grasp about how loved I am by you. AMEN

 

*“Oh, the deep, deep love of Jesus” Original words by Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925).

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