June 16, 2021

Not too many years ago it dawned on me that I trust in my wife’s love more than God’s. I know my wife loves me, I know that love bonds us as a team, and I know her love impacts my decision-making. I care what she thinks about the decisions I make, because she cares for me. I want to know her opinion. I don’t have to remind myself to think about that, I just automatically do.

And then I think… I say God loves me, even more than my wife! But do I truly believe that? Because I’m not sure I want God’s input on all my decisions!

Our passage today is from Ephesians 3:17-19. Paul is praying for the Ephesian believers:

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. 

Being honest with yourself, how much do you really accept God’s love for you? And how much do you want God’s input into your decision-making? Do you believe in His love enough that it influences your actions and choices?

Read the passage again:

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. 

As we close, let’s take a moment or two to consider: how deeply do we know this magnificent love that “surpasses knowledge?” And how might we allow His love to more authentically influence our life’s directions and decisions?

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