huperekperissou! (The exhaustless, over and above, more than necessary God)
MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-
“I pray that you may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Eph 3:18-20
Paul prays for us “that ye may be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height”, the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.” His love passes knowledge but we should hunger for it. When we embark on such a journey it will give us a sense of God’s greatness, a confidence before the world and our troubles would evaporate. It’s as if God would say to all of us, “we have yet to tap into His attributes”. Years ago, Christina Weidner was in from China, ministering to the Marysong girls on the glory of His name. (Christina grew up at our church as a homeschooled little girl with a dream to open an orphanage in China someday.) Not only did she accomplish that but she speaks fluent Chinese, runs a school and church along with her husband Jamie. Christ is begging us to walk on the water with him. We can either breathe in the love of God or else breathe in myself which isn’t a good thing. How does one describe the the dimensions of His love? Take the breadth . . . length . . . depth . . . height? The “breadth” implies Christ’s world-wide love, embracing all men: the “length,” its being extended through all ages (Eph 3:21); the “depth,” its profound wisdom which no creature can fathom (Ro 11:33); the “height,” its being beyond the reach of any foe to deprive us (Eph 4:8) [BENGEL]. “The dimensions of redeeming love are admirable. By enumerating these dimensions, the apostle designs to signify the exceeding greatness of the love of Christ, the unsearchable riches of his love, which is higher than heaven, deeper than hell, longer than the earth, and broader than the sea, Job xi. 8, 9. Being “filled even unto all the fulness of God” (this is the grand goal), is “filled according to your capacity, with the divine wisdom, knowledge, and love; “even as God is full,” and as Christ who dwells in your hearts, for “all the fulness of the Godhead dwelling in Him bodily” (Col 2:9). Matthew Henry
God is able to do for us and answer our prayers according to the efficiency, richness, and power of the working of the Spirit in our lives. His love overshadows us and begins to dictate every move we make in our lives. It is when we lose sight of His love, that we begin to see the world through our own glasses. I pray he will color your world!