Thank you for praying today for our prodigals and for revival among us. Prayer is the attitude God desires in us every waking moment and when we unite together with a common concern and lift our hearts to our God, it is very special.
God’s love is both magnificent and miraculous. (Understatement of the year!) Paul writes about this love in his letter to the Ephesians. “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height, and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:17-19).
It is magnificent because it originates with God Himself. Love is not something that God acquired with effort or time. The Bible says, “God is love,” meaning it is essential to His eternal nature. God’s love has no known boundaries. Its breadth, length, height and depth go beyond our capacity of understanding. The perfect expression of His love is the cross; it reveals His boundless love to every culture, to every class, and to every creature of Adam’s race. It gives each person the opportunity of eternal life. How absolutely amazing!
God’s love is miraculous because of what it does to us. A sage once said, “Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the experience of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change.” Wow! Look at that last statement again: “It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change.” Think of where God found you, what you were, what you did, how you thought, and now, how His love has made you something brand new, with new life, new thoughts, new desires, new goals, and new experiences. His love has made all of this possible. How astoundingly incredible!
If God saved us and left us in that infant state where we were at conversion’s day, it would be a blissful life just to know that we are His, but He didn’t! That was just the beginning, and ever since, He has been changing us into a beautiful reflection of His Son. His love is the engine of that change. According to Ephesians 3, His love is the key to being filled with all the fullness of God.
May His love challenge you to pray with the very heart of God, and may His love change you into the person He wants you to be.
Thank You for praying!
Bryan and Rachel