From His Heart Daily Devotional 22 January 2022
THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Knowledge. It really is an important thing. Some say that “ignorance is bliss.” Hmm. Try selling that idea to the farmer who barely makes it financially because he is unaware that there is a massive oil reserve on his property. Ignorance is costing him big time.
So it is with the Christian. God does not want us to be ignorant. He wants us to know deep down in our hearts two critical truths that really will change our lives.
1. He loves us with an infinite, everlasting, unconditional love. That may sound simple, but it is so profound. God loves you—even with all your faults, weaknesses, and sins. And the Lord proved His love when He died on the cross for you. Certainly, He died for the world, but He also died for you. Paul said of Jesus, “…who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20).
You see, everything in the Christian life starts with the knowledge of His love. “We love, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). As you and I truly accept His love for us—even when we are at our worst—then we are able to fulfill the greatest commandment which is to love Him with all our heart (see Matthew 22:37). Then we are able to keep His commandments (see 1 John 5:3). Then we are able to love others (see John 13:34).
How different would your life be if you truly believed that God loved you? How much more secure would you be if you truly were rooted and grounded in His love? Fully accepting His great and personal love will indeed change you from the inside out.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
God is able to do miracles in and through you. There is nothing too difficult for Him (see Jeremiah 32:17, 27). Pray BIG and believe Him for BIG things. He is not the God of barely enough; He is the God of more than enough. It honors Him when we ask Him for great things.
As you enter into this New Year, make Ephesians 3:14-21 your prayer each day. He loves you and can do anything in your life. Know the truth, and let the truth set you free.
Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries