MAY YOU EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF CHRIST, THOUGH IT IS TOO GREAT TO UNDERSTAND FULLY. THEN YOU WILL BE MADE COMPLETE WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF LIFE AND POWER THAT COMES FROM GOD
I live in the mountains and I love to take a walk each day on one particular dirt road that forms a complete circle. During my walk, I always talk to God about everything and everyone in my life. Sometimes I have specific questions for Him. Sometimes I feel hopeless, lonely, or angry. Sometimes I talk to God about a perturbing perception. Sometimes I walk around the whole circle crying. Sometimes I laugh and rejoice. Whatever happens in my life, I share it all with God on my walks around the circle.
Do you know what? I have noticed that the Lord Jesus has been walking with me around this circle of dirt road and giving me His Understanding, so I might know Him who is true. There is this one particular spot in the circle where Jesus addressed my condemnation—where He clothed me with His Righteousness. Then, there is the other spot where He addressed my shame—where he promised me that He + I = ENOUGH. Then, there is the spot where He just embraced me with His Presence when I was going through the valley of the shadow of death. On another spot, He addressed my rejection and crowned me with His Acceptance and Honor. The whole circle is marked with spots where the Lord Jesus met with me.
I have EXPERIENCED the Love of Jesus on my walks, although it is too great to understand fully. With each EXPERIENCE of His Presence, I have come to know Him better. Thus, He has been making me complete with all the fullness of Life and Power that comes from God.
WE KNOW ALSO THAT THE SON OF GOD HAS COME AND HAS GIVEN US UNDERSTANDING, SO THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM WHO IS TRUE
(1 John 5:20).
Have you experienced the Love of the Lord Jesus in your life, even though it is too great to fully understand?
If not, I encourage you to choose a special spot, somewhere, to communicate with Him, daily, about everything and everyone in your life. Start where you are with your feelings of disappointment, loneliness, and despair. Soon, by getting to know Him who is true, you will experience the Love of Christ in your heart, and you will be made complete.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I desire to walk with You through this life to experience Your Love when I feel forsaken, rejected, and condemned. I yearn for Your Embrace when I go through the valley of the shadow of death, so I may know You. I long to be made complete with all the Fullness of Life and Power that comes from God.
Maintain an Awareness
Temptations give us many opportunities to be trained in God’s Holiness.