“I’m asking God to give you a gift from the wealth of his glory. I pray that he would give you inner strength and power through his Spirit. Then Christ will live in you through faith. I also pray that love may be the ground into which you sink your roots and on which you have your foundation. This way, with all of God’s people you will be able to understand how wide, long, high, and deep his love is. You will know Christ’s love, which goes far beyond any knowledge. I am praying this so that you may be completely filled with God.” Ephesians 3:16-19 GW
Love-‘the ground into which you sink your roots on which you have your foundation’, I sure do like how that’s written.
Do you know that a house is only as good as its foundation? We’ve taught this in premarital and marriage classes for years. If the foundation isn’t good, you need to tear down your house and start over again. No amount of patching or repairing will fix what’s wrong with the structure if your foundation isn’t deep with the right mixture of steel and cement.
Well friends, our foundation is Love. I’m not talking about just any kind of love, but the kind you can build relationships on and families on.
I John 4:8 states that God is Love. Read it, in fact read the whole chapter. I have to say that some of us have cracked foundations. Not the right mixture of God in our base. We have a form of religious love that has left us cracked, shifted and crumbling. We cannot render safe shelter to the lost or broken because we haven’t learned to be like our Father who is Love.
Lets examine ourselves and ask God to show us how wide, long, high and deep His love is. Then let’s ask Him how He wants us to demonstrate that love. The cool thing about God is, He makes crooked things straight. Trust Him to move your house and fix your foundation. Its the only way!