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Grasping the Height of Love

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Longing for Divine Revelation?

MEDITATING on Scripture has profound affects on my knowledge and faith, but also salubrious affects on my heart. No other Word but that of God has the inherent power to alter a human soul for the better.

You might say, “I’m not into meditation.” And I’d beg to differ. Whatever you’re your thoughts are intently focussed on, good or bad, even subconsciously, you are meditating. Vigilant worrying is a form of meditation.

So you might ask, “Well, then, how do I meditate on purpose?”

A simplified answer: As you’re prayerfully reading Scripture and a passage or verse jumps out at you (the Living Word is designed to jump off the page) stop and write it down. Then read it out loud. Ponder it again, and speak it. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the deeper meaning. Do it daily, not in a ritual sort of way, but with a passion to know God more. This is why the Father gave us the Word and why He gave us the Holy Spirit.

My spirit is the only part of me that’s receptive to the secrets and mysteries of God. His Spirit holds all of His deepest secrets. The Cross connects us, His Mind to my mind.

1Corinthians2:9-16   

 

JANUARY of this year, I started meditating on Ephesians 3:16-21, focusing on verse 20: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Meditation is one way I cultivate the soil of my heart in the natural. God alone brings about the supernatural growth.

FIVE MONTHS LATER, I was attending a night of worship at our church. Although I wasn’t even thinking about Ephesians 3, the Spirit impressed upon my heart a profound understanding.

Revelation hit, meaning knowledge of the Word suddenly dropped from my head into my heart and became conviction.

Jesus Christ, in Whom dwells the fullness of the Godheadis the full length of God’s love living in our hearts. The overflowing love of the Eternal Savior never runs out.

The Son of God, Who is and was lifted high, is the height of God’s love living in us. Nothing can supersede what reaches higher than the heavens.

Jesus is the width of God’s love in us, extending as far as the east is from the west and encompassing all creation. (Psalm 103)

And He is the depth of God’s love. “If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there,” for He who ascended also descended. Psalm 139/Ephesians 4  Hows that for deep love?

This DRAMATIC CONVICTION satisfies my deepest desires, quiets my deepest worries, altering my life for ever! An indwelling, personal, powerful, never failing, Living Love.

Saturate my soul with Your life, Lord!

 

From Trite to Potent

The phrase that’s become almost trite sounding, or like something that belongs in children’s church, “Jesus lives in my heart” takes on whole new meaning.

Then again, come as a child for the Kingdom belongs to such as these… Luke 18:16

 

“. . . that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge.”  Ephesians 3:17-18

 

Are you inspired to meditate on the Word?
Is that Word living inside you?

This is the season!
Seek Him, and you will find Him.
Cry out, and He will answer.

YES, the Holy Spirit personally wants to reveal God’s deep secrets . . . to you.

 

“Now the one sown on the good soil,
this is the one who hears the Word and understands.
He indeed bears fruit, yielding a hundredfold,
some sixty, some thirty times what was sown.”
-Jesus, Son of God Mark 13:23

 

The Way of the Embattled Spirit

 

“…But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    And in His law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:1-2

More Scriptures on Meditation

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2 Responses to “Grasping the Height of Love”

  1. Sara says:

    This was powerful. I never thought of “meditate” like this… I was brought up short when I read “vigilant worrying is a form of meditation. ” wow. I definitely need to learn to meditate on something different!
    And I ♡ your descriptions of length height width and depth.

  2. J.A. Marx says:

    Yeah, Sara, it’s pretty startling when we realize how often we actually ‘meditate’ on the negative. No wonder Paul says “Finally brethren, if anything is true, pure, right, admirable…excellent, praiseworthy, think on such things.” And I think he wrote that from prison(?), which takes away all my excuses to worry.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    J.A.

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