Shepherds Corner

We Know We Belong To The Truth

We know “the evil one cannot harm us”- no matter what happens to us. This foundational truth remains steady and sure, whether our feelings go up or down. Living a life of love reminds us of God’s love that never changes. He is far greater than our changing emotions and circumstances. We rely on God, not on our feelings, for God is far greater than the human heart.

This (Christ’s love and our imitation of it) then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.

God makes possible for us even that which seems impossible. Remember Paul’s prayer that includes us, a prayer for us to know love that is beyond knowing. Pray that prayer for yourself and for your family members. As you pray, take to heart the Source of your winning strength - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - whose unlimited power does the impossible, even filling you with “all the fullness of God.”

“I kneel before the Father...I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 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 that love that surpassed knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14, 16-19)

How can you know and imitate such infinite love? How can you receive divine fullness? Alone, you have no such strength. That is the whole point of the prayer, isn’t it? You ask God “to strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.” And what is His reply. Christ dwells in your heart. The ability is not yours, but Christ’s. Christ in you empowers you to know His boundless love. He fills you with all the fullness of God.

Taken from Living the Life of Love. Marshall Cowan - Shepherd