“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love . . . ” — Ephesians 3:17I don’t plan to write a lot this week. A friend of mine that I’ve known since high school sent me three quotations on Facebook the other day, and I want simply to pass them on to you. They truly are quite profound. Each is taken from the book Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing.
“The very first step in approaching God is to know and believe the love that He has to us (1 John 4:16); for it is through the drawing of His love that we are led to come to Him.” P. 104-105
“The one thing essential for us in order that we may receive and impart the forgiving love of God is to know and believe the love that He has to us.” P. 115
“Know and believe the love that God has to us, and you are secure; that love is a fortress impregnable to all the delusions and assaults of Satan.” P. 119
It would seem that our salvation, our security, our growth in Christ—everything is rooted and grounded, dependent simply on knowing and believing in the love God has for us. Not just knowing that He loves us, but coming to a knowledge of, an encounter with, and a belief in the kind of love, the nature of the love He has for each of us.
Do you know what love is?
Do you know the love with which He loves you?
Better yet, do you have the courage to believe it?
These quite possibly are the most important questions we could answer. For it seems that everything depends on them.
May knowing and believing His love become paramount in your life this week.
I wish you God’s best.