That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
—Ephesians 3:16-19 (NKJV)
To comprehend the width, length, depth, and height of the love of God is a remarkable gift of grace! The untouchable God of the Old Testament—the God of holiness—the God of perfect forgiveness and healing—the God of infinite power—became entirely accessible through the love of Jesus Christ. Jesus summons us to receive this love and allow it to transform our minds and hearts. His love surpasses human reasoning. Human insight cannot discern it. We discern God's love, spiritually. The Word changes us in the spirit of our mind, and we receive the infinite width, length, depth, and height of the mind of Christ. His eternal love dwells in our hearts through faith. When we grasp the revelation of God’s love in our inner man, we are strengthened and rooted in His love and filled with ALL the fullness of God.
Do you believe this in your deepest being? God gives you His love at no cost to you? Jesus paid the price for you to receive God’s love. The source for everything with which God loves you is His riches in glory. And that is the widest—the longest—the deepest—the highest source of ALL! God abundantly strengthens you with ALL His power! He lavishly forgives with ALL the forgiveness He purchased for you. God generously heals with ALL the healing Calvary won. He liberally provides with ALL His riches in glory. The Holy Spirit reveals the unending depth and length and height and width of the love of God in Christ Jesus.
“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace, he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life” (Titus 3:4-7, NLT).
The love of God is made known to us in the gift of His Son. To understand the depth of this unconditional love, we need a divine revelation of it. If we ask for that revelation and seek it, we shall find it. He never withholds the Truth of His love! God desires us to have a supernatural understanding of His love because He wants a Spirit-to-spirit relationship with us.
God's love is not because of anything we have done. He is passionate about us because of His great mercy. Jesus washed away our sins and gave us new birth and life. The grace of Jesus forgives us and makes us right in God’s sight. It gives confident trust in our relationship with Jesus. Forgiven—healed—His mercy has purchased new everlasting life for us. And God liberally pours out His Spirit into our hearts.
Jesus has given us the gift of eternal life. We have an eternal relationship with God that is real. His love is not just for life to come in heaven. The abundant and overwhelming love of God is for us right now. When we are and rooted and grounded in God’s love, we believe we receive its width—length—depth, and height. We never doubt it. Human reasoning and feelings are overcome by spiritual understanding. We rest and have peace in His love. Filled with all the fullness of God, we live the Truth of His abundant life now.
©2020 Lynn Lacher