Loved Beyond Measure

7 07 2011

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit, 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.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:14-20 (New Living Translation)

This is one of my favorite prayers, shared in the Bible. Paul is writing to the Ephesians with this heart-filled desire for their lives – to come to an understanding of God’s Love for us. Although His love is immeasurable – too wide, too long, too high and too deep, it is complete and has the power to transform our lives beyond our imagination. It provides strength and power for a fullness of life that comes from God. We have heard it many times that God loves us. Acknowledging this Love in this context allows us to think about how strong, powerful and complete God’s love is for each of us. We are loved beyond measure.


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