Ephesians 3: 14-19
verses 17b-19: And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, 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.
God’s love for me is not something I can always “feel.” I know how that must sound, and it is hard for me to admit. When I stop for a second to count my blessings, and when I experience the intense, overwhelming love I have for my family, I know God must love me a lot to give all of this to me. But it is hard for me to experience the same love with a power - a force -which is God. My mind recognizes all of the blessings God has showered on us: the beauty of His creation, all of the emotions we are blessed to experience, laughter and happy tears, music, artwork, physical exhaustion and restful sleep. None of it is “necessary” to our existence, yet God has given it all freely to us. I think I still have work to do with God to grow closer to Him in some way I haven’t yet achieved.
Father God, forgive me, please, when I forget to be thankful. It is my own weakness that holds me back from you and your love. I ask you to help me, to draw me closer, to allow me to experience all of your love. Amen