Unlimited: God Pours His Love into Our Hearts
Apr 20, 2020 849
We know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love (Rom 5:5, NLT).
Because God, who is our maker and preserver is love, the love of God is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who is given to us.
God’s love is just as infinite as his wisdom and his power. It is a love that with patience and forgiveness invites the worst as well as the so-called best, saying,
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16, NKJV).
Whoever believes God’s promises and takes hold of Christ receives love. Now the sky above is a richer blue, and the grass around a deeper green. Now we see in all those around us the purchased fruit of the blood of Christ. Now we know that despite our imperfections we are loved and accepted.
“You are complete in him” and “accepted in the beloved” and “without condemnation” (Col 2:20; Eph 1:6; Rom 8:1) “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 Jn 1:7).
It is in this reality of God’s Word that we must learn to live.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: As human beings we tend to limit our understanding of God’s love, and that limits how we love others. How have you limited God’s love in your own understanding in the past? Stretch yourself and show God’s love in a practical way to someone who is seemingly unlovable.