ABOVE ONLY DEVOTIONAL NOVEMBER 4 2017 GROW DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF GOD
Date: 4 November 2017
Topic: Grow Deeper In the Love of God
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” *No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. *For I am convinced that neither death nor life, … nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The scripture in our text above is Apostle Paul’s personal testimony and it needs to become ours as well. If you study it closely, you will realize that he was not referring to who could stop Christ from loving us. In actuality, he was referring to who could stop us from believing in the love of Christ. He was referring to us reaching a level where our faith in the love of Christ is beyond what any person, circumstance or situation can shake. One way to be more than a conqueror in whatever you are going through is to maintain your faith in God’s love no matter what is happening to or around you. It is to maintain the same stance that the three Hebrew boys maintained when they were faced with Nebuchadnezzar’s demand that they bow to his image or be thrown into the fiery furnace, Dan.3:16-18.
Even when they were thrown into the fiery furnace, they did not, for one minute, doubt God’s love and ability to save them. Child of God, I don’t think it was their love for God that gave them such faith. I believe it was their understanding of God’s love for them that gave them such faith. We grow deeper in God’s love as we grow in our understanding of His love to us in Christ that is beyond our understanding, Eph.3:16-19. Keep yourself in the love of God, Jude 1:21. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you, James 4:8. His loving kindness is better than life, Psa.63:3. Open up yourself more to God’s love and fellowship more with Him. Study and meditate more on His great love for you. Increase your faith in His love for you. Your life will be more complete and victorious
I open up myself to Your love, my God, and I receive a fresh revelation and in filling of Your love into my heart.