Knowing Love - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Knowing Love

 

February 1


Read Ephesians 3:18-19

...may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with the fullness of God.

 

Reflect

What impact does growing in your relationship with Christ have on your love for Him?

 

When my wife and I first got married, I thought I loved her. And I did! But I soon realized that even though I thought I knew her well, there were always new things that I was discovering about her the longer we were married. Now that we’ve been married for almost 18 years, my love for her has grown immensely. I thought I couldn’t love her more than I did on our wedding day but I was wrong!

 

The same is true in our relationship with Christ. The more we get to know Him, the more we love Him. In today’s passage, Paul is praying for the Ephesians. His prayer is that they would be able to comprehend how vast God’s love is for all who are in Christ. Paul points out that the love of Christ “surpasses knowledge.” As finite human beings, we will never be able to fully grasp how much Jesus loves us. As a child, we can sing “Jesus love me, this I know” and believe that it is true. But we fail to fully grasp the concept.

 

The longer I walk with Jesus, the more I understand the deep love that He has for me. But at the same time, the more I know about Jesus, the more I marvel at His love and fail to fully comprehend it. It is astounding to me to know that I will never, ever be able to fully grasp the love of Christ. But I plan to spend the rest of my life trying to.

 

I can say with confidence that the more I know Christ and how much He loves me, the more I love Him. Friends, all of us at Back to the Bible, are praying the same for you. We are praying that the Holy Spirit fills you up and gives you the strength to continue to grow in your understanding of Jesus’s unfathomable love for you which in turn will strengthen and deepen your love for Him.

 

Pray

Jesus, thank You for Your love. I can spend all of my life trying to comprehend how much You love me but never fully understand it. Increase my understanding, Lord and strengthen my love for You. Give me Your power to love others the way that You love me. Amen.

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Amen 🙏
The more I get to know You is the more that I love You, and the more that I love You, is the more that I want to know You, Lord Jesus.
Thank you Lord Jesus for loving us all. You are gracious, wonderful, and Glorious 🙌
Thank you. What a wonderful promise God has given us through His Word
I am praying also that the Holy Spirit fill me up and give me the strength to continue to grow in my understanding of Jesus' unfathomable love. Give me Your power Lord, to love others the way that You love me. This is my prayer. I will continue to look to You. Amen
Amen Thank you dear a lord our Savior for giving us the desire to learn more and draw closer. Thank you for calling me.
Oh, how much I love our awesome Savior! I long to know Him more. And I am filled with gratitude for ALL the zillions of ways He shows His joy for me. Oh, that I could show my love for Him so much more.
Lord thank you for just loving me. I struggle with that fact just knowing who I am and who I was before. You have been a rock to lean on especially when I feel that I am not in your sight or GODS. But when I read the bible I find that I am always in GODs love and yours also, this make me see that LOVE<
Heavenly Father with each new morning I start it with You, Your Love for me/us as You Love me)us first, You chose me/us Your sheep, Your children. That Father I/we would abide in You alone! I Praise You Lord for Loving choosing us first giving freely You Life to give us life back Refreshed, Restored, Renewed even in our short comings as I confess all my sin to You letting them go knowing You do forgive me with a Love I'll never truly comprehend but The only Love I will ever need. Father each new day with all my heart, Soul, spirit in You, Strength, Health Prosperity made New, my might I turn to You Loving Praying for Your power to draw neaier and to Love You more. I Praise and Thank You for Blessing me/us providing our every need even the needs we didn't know we needed. I Rise up head hands up giving The Glory on to You Oh Lord my God. In all I do even when I stumble I do all with Love for You Father. Today each new day every moment I Thank You for leading me/us hand in hand teaching me/us in only Your Will Way Path and Perfect Timing allowing me/us to lean into You and Rest only in You! In Jesus name Amen PS. Thanks Pastor Nat 18 years we're 20 and pray for another 20 as we do for you.
Thank you for this encouragement, I need this today.
Thanks for this message.
I know that Jesus loves me more than I can comprehend I will continue to seek his guidance in all thank I do thank you for this message it really means a lot
Amen!
Amen!
It have been a tough month and God have seal us though and we thank Him for another new month and another beautiful week. Thank you pastor Nat for the devotional and thank God for your family Amen
WHAT A WONDERFUL MESSAGE. I DON’T THINK WE WILL EVER REALLY COMPREHEND GOD’S LOVE FOR US, IT’S OKAY WITH ME, JUST KNOWING THAT HE LOVES ME DEARLY. IN JESUS AMEN
Thank You Jesus For Loving Me ❤I Love You Jesus ❤
Getting to know Jesus will also decrease my anxiety as I know He will always be there and I can lean on Him.
Amen
Amen
Amen
Lord I am unable to grasp the depths of Your love for us. I know You love us ,Lord because You gave Your Only Son, for a sacrifice for our sins. Lord I want to know to know You more than I do and love You more than I do. Give me the wisdom and strength to seek You even more. I thank You and pray in Jesus's name, Amen.
Glory be to God. Truth....Amen, by the grace and help of God.
Yes Jesus, your love is more than we can comprehend; help me to know You more! Help me to love others as You love us. Amen
Amen.
I have those same feelings. The more I learn about Gods love for me the closer I get to Him and love Him so so much. There are no words that will adequately describe how much I love my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Pastor Nat, thank you for sharing how much Jesus loves us. His love is for everyone and yet extremely personal. His love for us is like looking at a sunset, for as many times I have seen it, it gets better and more amazing every time. His love carries us through the good and difficult times. This good news of Jesus’s love must be shared. Thank you for doing just that. Hallelujah, He is alive and loves us so much. Amen Ps. You think 18 years is good wait until you get 40!
I am a sinner. No matter how much I try not to sin, I still do. Thank you Lord for loving me regardless! The longer I know you, the more I am in awe of the depth of your love! Because of your love, I want to repent and show my love back to you and to others! Praise you Lord Jesus for your love!
Amen.,🙏🏼💗
GOOD MORNING My love for God grows Every day He has done so much for me and answered so Many Prayers
Lord, give me the knowledge of your love so I can pass it on to others too. Thank you for loving me!
"What love, what love, what wonderful love. Coming down from the Father above. It flows through my soul like the mighty billows roll. What love, what wonderful love."
Lord Jesus, as a reflection of the love You that have shown for me - as sinful as I am - I pray for the strength and courage to reflect that love unto others.
Oh Jesus, may our hearts burn when we pray with You...
Amen
I love you Lord. Please give me the strength to get to know and share your love with others.. You are so GREAT. Thanks for Loving me in the name of Jesus Christ Amen
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER:;JESUS & HOLY SPIRIT THANK YOU FOR YOU STRENGTH AND ESPECIALLY YOUR LOVE FOR US ME & MY WHOLE FAMILY NEEDS YOUR STRENGHT TO NOT TO GIVE UP YOUR SPIRIT WITHIN US FOR YOUR WILL& GLORY THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR US & THE WORLD I PRAY THAT YOUR SPIRIT PRAY FOR US %THANKYOUJESUS%