So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
There are lots of perks to being a believer. Have you ever just sat there and thought about it? Sure there are the major things like being rescued from death, hell, and the power of sin. We get to look forward to eternity in heaven with God and other believers. As I child of the King, I have direct access to a holy God. I could go on and on!
One of the things that God really wants us to understand and enjoy is His love. I love how He crafts this passage like an architect. Just to grasp God’s love, we have to be rooted in Him first. When you have your foundation laid down, then you will see how multidimensional God’s love is. He wants us to know the breadth, length, height, and depth of His love. Can you imagine God’s love like this geometric shape that He’s trying to describe?
I think the coolest thing is that we are in the very center of this shape. It’s so huge that it completely overwhelms us! That’s what God’s love acts in reality. You are the object of His eternal affections. He pursues us. How incredible is that? Is it any wonder that we become overwhelmed by such a love? Because God is love, we really become overwhelmed by Him!
No matter how much we “overwhelmed” we become, God continues to go far beyond our expectations. I have literally lost count of how many times I have been blown away by God’s providence in my life and other people’s lives. Even though I pray for certain things, I’m still astounded when He listens and says yes! More often than not, I’m too timid to even ask. How silly is that? Do you ever do that? Do you ever think, “That request is too much”, “ I don’t want to bother God with that” , or “There’s no point in asking”?
I do that so many times, but God is our heavenly Father who loves to shower us with His love! Don’t be afraid to claim it! Step out in faith and trust that God is bigger than any doubt. Trust that His divine love is greater than your human imagination. Don’t hesitate to ask for miracles! He really does make the impossible come true. Believe me when I say that when you see God’s love in action, your faith will multiply. He loves blowing away our expectations. We just need to ask Him to do so.