“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” Ephesians 3:17-19, NIV.
God’s love for us is unconditional. His love has nothing to do with our performance. His love has everything to do with Him. Love is the essence of who God is. It’s not that He “has” love, it’s that He “is” love. He could not love us anymore or any less than what he already does.
When we begin to understand that there’s absolutely nothing we can do that would change the love that Christ has for us, we then will experience complete freedom. He will always love us regardless of our faults and failures. When we believe this spiritual truth, no longer will we be compelled to strive for perfection in order to earn His love.
Many times the enemy will remind you of your past just to keep you in the state of shame and bondage. But Jesus came to set you free from that, so allow Him to accomplish what He’s come to do.
In Psalm 17:8, David states that our heavenly father considers us as “the apple of his eye”. Just as the pupil (the center of the eye) is valued and must be protected for proper vision, so are we as valuable to God that He would consider us the apple (the center) of His eye. Having understood that, how will He not protect you?
There is no greater love than the one of our Heavenly Father. Grasp the unconditional love that He has for you so that it could be extended to others.
Prayer: Thank You Father for Your unconditional love. Where would I find such love? Only in You Lord. Thank You because I no longer have to strive for perfection because you are perfected in my weaknesses. All I have to do is receive Your love and break free from all the lies that have held me down for way too long. Through Christ I will. In Jesus name, Amen!