Considering the love of Christ for us never fails to bring us to our knees with gratitude and adoration. The events in His life, which He endured to pay for my sins, causes me remorse every time I think, read or sing about them.
His love is multi-faceted, because it is wide, long, high and deep – four dimensional (Ephesians 3:18). This fact amazes and humbles me. His love completely surrounds us, and there is nothing or no one that can take it away from us.
The apostle Paul goes on to say that although Christ’s love is incomprehensible, He also fills us with our portion of all of the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:18). This is equally as amazing to me as His all-encompassing love.
We gradually grow to trust in God’s love, mercy, grace and provision for every area of our life – great and small. We are so grateful that He gives us the gift of faith to accomplish everything to which He instructs us to do for Him (Matthew 17:20).
God never leaves or forsakes us (Hebrews 13:5). He calls us to walk in obedience to His will for us regardless of our talents and knowledge, because His anointing allows us to carry it through. No task is too menial or great.
Our faith is proven by our works, and our fruitfulness for the Kingdom of God becomes an indication of our salvation. Yet, it is vitally important for us to use discretion in what we agree to do, because we can over-extend our self right out of the will of God.
God’s Spirit leads us each moment of the day to accomplish the greater works, which He planned for us to do even before He created this earth or knitted us together in our mother’s womb (Ephesians 2:10; Psalm 139).
Father God, Your Spirit in us is infinitely greater than the boundaries of all of our human abilities. You allow us to accomplish supernatural feats for Your Kingdom; and You plan divine appointments, which allow You to use us for Your glory.
We want to remain in the center of Your plans for us, and not to deviate into sinful or humanistic activities to which You have not ordained for us to accomplish. We can do nothing worthwhile apart from Your power (Hebrews 13:20-21); and we end up resentful, and we lose our peace and joy when we do.
Thought for the Day:
As the Holy Spirit sanctifies us, we live in the center of God’s will for us, and we avoid immorality of every kind; we live wisely and take every opportunity to walk in God’s Spirit, to continually sing praises to His name, and to give thanks to Him for everything which He does for us throughout our day.
– Ephesians 5:15-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:3