“and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
– Ephesians 3:19 (NIV)
Daily Meditation: Ephesians 3, Romans 8:37-39
One of the most enjoyable revelations I had recently was the realization of just how crazy God’s love for me is. That’s right; he loves us with a crazy love beyond our wildest dreams! (You may need to read that a second time!)
Here is what I mean, penned so well by author Gerald Bridges.
Any time that we are tempted to doubt God’s love for us, we should go back to the Cross. We should reason somewhat in this fashion: If God loved me enough to give His Son to die for me when I was His enemy, surely He loves me enough to care for me now that I am His child. Having loved me to the ultimate extent at the Cross, He cannot possibly fail to love me in my times of adversity.
What will we be like when we are full of God’s love? Is being full of God’s love even possible? His “love that surpasses knowledge” is beyond comprehension. And I absolutely love it, because that means he loves us when we are lost, confused, angry, and hurting. He loves us when we are depressed and discouraged. He loves us when we are joyful and content. He loves us in every circumstance, regardless of whether we feel lovable or not! God is love, and his extreme acts of love toward us should forever remove any doubts about his love for us!
“No matter what storm you face, you need to know that God loves you.
He has not abandoned you.”
– Franklin Graham
Be fearless: Go ahead, let your mind take a pause. Sit on Father God’s lap for just a second and tell him thanks for loving you so much. We don’t fully understand why he loves us so much, so well, and so completely, but right here and now we can cement in our hearts fact that his love for us is permanent… and amazing!
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year.
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.