God’s love is better than life.
I can’t say why, but, this phrase is resonating in my spirit. It’s not that I’m saying life on Earth is not worth living or giving up on for heaven. Not at all. I am not saying that.
But, what I am saying is — God’s love is better than life. It is better than the best thing I’ve ever gotten here on Earth. It is better than my best day ever. It is better than the best feeling I’ve ever experienced.
I believe this is why Paul desired the Ephesians understand God’s love more…
“And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]; and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself]. (Eph. 3:17-19 AMP)
God’s love is EVERYTHING. Yet, I’ve learned, only when I conceive God’s love, do I receive God’s love. And, only when I receive God’s love, do I become so full that I have “the richest experience of God’s presence in (my) life.”
God’s love changes everything.
Suddenly, in light of God’s glory, grace, and love what happens is — the minors get minor. Stresses don’t bother as much. Worry fades. Fear is far more unimportant. And, the majors become major heavenly pursuits. I want to go with God and do God-centered things, everywhere.
Have you experienced God’s love? Why not ask Him to help you receive His love? To know the depths, widths, and lengths of His care…
I believe an amazing thing will happen.
In light of God’s love, we see more. We see we already have anything and everything we need! We see everything else is worth giving up for His goodness. We see how to love others from pure motives. We see how God is calling us to give away things we thought we needed. We get unhooked from the world because His presence and love call us elsewhere.
God’s love is better than life. It calls us deeper today…
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God pours His love down on us all the time, but what a blessing to comprehend it more as Ephesians 3 says.
Kelly, I think the pandemic has called us all to a time of reflection about what is important. We’re being challenged to ask, “What is really necessary for life?”
Hopefully, we are coming up wtih some answers to that question that will shape the way we go forward, even after the coronavirus is in the rear view mirror.
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As much as we see beautiful things in this world, it’s very encouraging to imagine even better things ahead. Thanks, Kelly.
God’s love is amazing. Thank you for the reminder.
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I pray that Ephesians 3 passage regularly but reading it in the Amplified version was amazing. Thanks for sharing and reminding us that God’s love truly is better than life! Thanks, too, for hosting, Kelly. I pray your family is well and things are starting to get back to normal for you.
Amen and amen. Beautifully stated.