“...And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, 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.” -Ephesians 3:17-19
“Filled to the measure”. That is what I want for my forgetful heart. I have ALWAYS loved this verse. I’ve prayed this prayer over so many people in my life, including myself. I’ve seen God answer this prayer too, time and time again, helping me and others understand how deep His love runs for us. Deeper than our biggest fears, our worst failures, and our most painful wounds.
It was such a joy to write this verse into a song for the children’s EP I just released. Why? It’s the truth that changes me the most. So often I feel like I’m not enough. I fall short. I don’t measure up, and I end up having to “hustle for my worth”, as Brene’ Brown says it! But when I go back to the foundational truth of how high and wide and long and deep the love of God is for me, I approach life from a place of fullness rather than “not enough”. I am able to walk into the world with something to give away, rather than looking to the world to give me validation or affirmation that I’m good enough.
Praying today that I would remain “rooted and established” in LOVE. That LOVE would be the place I start each morning and the place that I end each day. May LOVE fill in all the gaps, and as I meditate on and ground myself in how much His love is for all of us, may it transform my weary and forgetful heart into a cup that runs over with love.