When You Find Yourself Lacking

waterSo many of us live safe, protected, monotonous lives, threatening us with complete boredom, and more often than not its because we have not allowed ourselves to become personal with God.

That’s right. Personal.

When we feel like we’re in a drought, when we find ourselves lacking, we usually try to fill it with busy-ness, with entertainment, with experiences… you know what I’m talking about.

To know God is to be loved by Him. And to be loved by Him, we also inevitably get to know Him. (See what I’m doing here?)

And to get to know Him, and experience His great love in our lives– always, always leads us to love Him in return.

And once we love Him out of this indescribable love He has for us, we begin to spread that love around. To want to please Him because we love Him so.

This is like the well that never runs dry. Like being planted by rivers of living water.

Roots that go down deep.

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That, my friends, is the greatest commandment summed up by Jesus Himself. Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love others as yourself.

We love Him because He first loved us. John talks about that in 1st John 4.

We love simply because HE first loved us.

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So how do we experience this love that Paul talks about in Ephesians? This love that we can’t possibly understand. This love that he urges all believers to experience. To know personally how deep, how wide, how long, how high the love of God truly is. To let our roots sink down deep into this marvelous love.

How?

I propose that we ask Him. Open ourselves up to the possibility that we don’t know how to do this, and we want help.

Direction.

And you know what? This is the kind of thing He really digs; when we come to Him, asking. Seeking Him.

He tells us that when we seek Him, we will find Him.

And when we find Him, we get to know Him. And to get to know Him, we learn how much He loves us.

Which causes us to nearly spontaneously combust with our love for Him in return.

He’s kinda cool like that, the way He weaves it all.

So, go on.

Ask.

 

– love, love

Shev

 

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