"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Friday, April 27, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: April 27

"And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God" ~ Ephesians 3:19
Here seems to be proof of some of what we have been saying as we have examined these "red stones" which speak of the love of God. Most of us do not act as though it has all turned out to be a love story. And I [Eugenia Price, the author] believe the reason is in this verse from Paul's letter to the church at Ephesus. Paul said, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." He was not praying for the filling of his spiritual children with the fulness of God. Paul knew that those Ephesian Christians, like us, would not be filled until they really knew the love of Christ. Like us, they didn't quite trust themselves to God's mercy. But Paul, knowing them and knowing Christ, knew that when they once got a glimpse of the love of God through Christ, they would then be filled.  "... to know the love of Christ ... that ye might be filled ..."

Let Jesus Christ love you all. He wants to at this moment. Expose yourself to His love. He will love you into loving Him. "We love him, [only] because he first loved us." Let Him fill you with Himself. Most of us would be glad to be "filled with God," if God could just come in and "fill up" the places left over from our own self-occupation. But He is a holy God and He must have a holy place to dwell. And He must have all of it. If you feel you simply cannot give Him everything, at least you can begin to expose yourself to His love. Once you do, He will woo you night and day, and at last you'll know, as I believe I am beginning "to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge ..."
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

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