How Deep Is Your Love – Home In His Heart

 

 

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 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. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”  
 
Ephesians 3:17-19

 

I’ll never forget the moment I gazed upon my children for the first time. Love bubbled up from deep within my soul and flooded me with its intensity.  Extreme joy came simultaneously with a bond that made me want to clutch them to my breast and never let them go. Repeatedly Timothy and Lauren have been told, “I love you more than life itself.” Through my words, touches, acts of service, and decisions, I have attempted to give them roots saturated with my love. 
Understanding the love God has for me as His child has been sometimes more difficult.  I remind myself that Jesus put action behind His words as well. He loves me more than life, and He proved it on the cross. His is a perennial love and no greater love exists than the love He has demonstrated.
Claim this scripture today and pray it over yourself and those you love.  As your trust in God deepens, your faith strengthens. The soil of his love is rich, replenishing, and can never be outgrown. Soak your roots in His love, He never lets go – you’ll always be grounded in our Father’s care.
Thought for the Day:
Unfathomable is the depth of the Father’s love.
  1. Debbie King, 12 October, 2012

    Jo Rae, This is excellent. I, too, share a deep love for my children and, now, for my grandchildren. I tell mine, “I love you to the moon and back”. Their reply to me is, “I love you to infinity and beyond”. Gotta love kids. I know the feeling of wanting to collect them all under your arms and keep them safe from this evil world. I can’t possibly do that but I do pray for them every day. God is better equipped to care for and protect them than me. When I can’t take care of myself and no one else will, I still have the blessed assurance that God has ME under his arms and I am loved and cared for and protected. Good devotional, dear. Keep them coming.

  2. jorae, 13 October, 2012

    Thank you, dear Debbie. I know your children and grandchildren are blessed! And you are so right, prayer is the ultimate weapon. Thanks for your kind comments.

 

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