“And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; 18-19 and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God himself.” Ephesians 3:17-19
Hello everyone and a big welcome to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your Sunday is going well…but most of all, I pray that you will always feel the depth of love that God has for you each day!
You know…when we accept Jesus to come and live within our hearts; we not only obtain salvation through the ultimate sacrifice He made, through His death on the cross; but we also have Him living continually within the heart. His love goes beyond all boundaries and fills the emptiness within us… with a love that can make our lives complete; but I also truly believe that when we never get to know Jesus on a personal level; then it’s as if we have locked Him deep within the heart…as though He never did reside there, to begin with.
Today, we need to allow ourselves to be planted with Jesus…deep within the heart; then as we begin to grow more and more in Him; then our deep desire for His love, will allow us to produce roots; that become deeply implanted within that love; until all we feel; is His love flowing through every part of our being.
You know…I’ve come to see that at moments, when we struggle to feel Jesus’ love, due to an overwhelming circumstance…actually becomes moments, when His love still remains and never leaves us. We may even attempt to pull away from His love; but one thing I have come to see many times; is that even though we may leave His love for a time…His love is always there to run back to.
I remember several times in my life, when I felt as though the rope of hope I was clinging to, had now become a thread of hope that was about to break and I remember saying… “Jesus…never let me go” and you know what…He never did because His love for me was so great; that His love alone, was what caused me to remain suspended above my problem.
Sometimes, all I think we need to know; is that there is a love available to us…a love that will care for us and our every need…a love that will never let go of us; but will continue to love us through the pain and deep heartache, we experience in life.
You know…just maybe we can find peace and a true feeling of contentment, during the worst of times, if we would only allow ourselves to reach deep within the heart and feast on a love that can make life easier. Jesus never said that this journey through life would be an easy one; but He did say that He would be there, to make it easier. Maybe the reason why we don’t find relief from our problems; is because we are drawing from our problems, rather than drawing from the true and lasting love that Jesus has for us…deep within the heart.
No matter what you may be facing right now…you don’t have to suffer alone, when there is a love that can become a comforter about you…one that will make you feel at peace and safe from all harm. May I encourage you today, to reach deep within the heart, for a love that has promised to never leave you or forsake you!
Blessings on your Sunday!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."