18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 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.
When we are filled to the measure of the fullness of God, we are free to share the great love we have received from God with other people without fear of how we will be received.
Many people today feel unloved. The world often reminds us that we are unlovable. It can be risky opening up to other people if we fear they will reject us if they really knew us.
I love the contemporary Christian song that says we are “fully known and loved by You.” What a thought! We are fully known and not simply tolerated. We are loved…fully loved! God loves us completely and unconditionally.
God’s love is wide, long, high and deep (four-dimensional). I remember when three-dimensional glasses came out. They looked funny but looking through them gave a new perspective to movie watching. It almost sounds too good to be true to be loved greatly by our great God. When we see and grasp the awesomeness of His love, we see ourselves with a new perspective.
When we are filled to the measure of the fullness of God, we are free to share the great love we have received from God with other people without fear of how we will be received. No matter how others receive us, we are people greatly loved by God. Hurt people hurt people. Loved people love people. Greatly loved people love people greatly!
Questions to Ponder
What is the widest, longest, highest, deepest thing you can think of?
What would this four-dimensional life of the believer look like? Sound like? Feel like?
How would these dimensions affect the “look” of the church?
In what ways can you allow God’s love to continue to fill you?
What is one practical way you will share God’s love with another person this week?
Scripture Memory | May | Ephesians 4:15
“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.”