Times may be unsettling, but the Lord has been preparing us for this time so that we will stand in a secure, stable position going into darkness releasing the love of God. When you are not secure in God’s love for you, you cannot love your enemies or those that stand against what you believe. You will find that you only surround yourself with people that are just like you. Judgments tend to come quickly and opinions are thrown about that bring even more division and strife. God wants you to be free to love and the only way to do that is to know His love – not in head knowledge but knowing from the heart. Heart to heart is when we recognize Him. The disciples faced hate and persecution, and yet they asked God for more boldness to stand in His love. So many want to focus on and figure out the hate in someone’s heart. You know that the enemy hates Jesus, therefore he hates you, which may stop you from looking for answers. You will never figure out demonic structures and their reasoning. Evil hearts think differently, therefore be established in His love even when you are hated and misunderstood.
Paul the apostle had gone through great sufferings and hardships as he preached the gospel. How did he overcome all of this evil raging against him? Paul was secure in knowing God’s love for him. His love will give you a power of endurance you won’t otherwise have. “Faith works by love” (Gal.5;6).
In Eph.3:13-19 Paul had a heart cry for the Ephesians, “I ask you, therefore not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 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 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.”
Be encouraged and get filled up today with the love of God. You will have strength, power, faith and all of this will come out of His glorious riches!