Your Love Is Amazing

Mar 17 2014 Published by under Life

By Rev. Doug Clay

Clay_Douglas_Casual_100Some of you just need to let God love you.

I John 4:16

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

Do you rely on God’s love? I’m afraid way too many people are not living with a sense of contentment or spiritual satisfaction, because they don’t let God love them enough.

Here’s how much God loves you.

Ephesians 3:17-18

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 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.

1.    It’s wide enough to include everybody.

Psalm 145:17

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.

  • The secret to feeling good about yourself is letting God love you. You don’t have to prove your worth to Him.

2.    It’s long enough to last forever.

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

  • Unfortunately, human love wears out, but God’s love never fades.

3.    It’s high enough to go everywhere.

Romans 8:39

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • There is absolutely no place on earth that you can escape God’s love.

4.    It’s deep enough to be personal.

Psalm 40:11

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

The movie “The Hiding Place” tells the story of Corrie Ten Boom and her sister Betsy Ten Boom who hid Jews in their home to protect them from the Nazis. When they were discovered, not only were the Jews taken to a concentration camp, but Corrie and Betsy were taken there too. Corrie came out alive; her sister was killed. At one point in the movie, Corrie says to Betsy, “This place is the pit of hell.” Betsy replied, “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”

I love Brenton Brown’s song, “Your Love is Amazing.” Here are some of the lyrics:

Your love is amazing, steady and unchanging

Your love is a mountain firm beneath my feet

Your love is a mystery, how you gently lift me

When I am surrounded your love carries me

Your love is surprising, I can feel it rising

All the joy that’s growing deep inside of me

Let yourself be really loved by God today and make it a great day!

Rev. Doug Clay serves as the General Treasurer of the Assemblies of God.

One response so far

  • Thanks, Doug, for reminding us how much God loves us!

    I am reminded of the song, “The Love of God.” The refrain says, “Oh, love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong! It shall forevermore endure—The saints’ and angels’ song.”

    Then the following verse is said to have been penciled on the wall of a narrow room in an American insane asylum by a man said to have been demented. The profound lines were discovered when they laid him in his coffin.

    Could we with ink the ocean fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made,
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every man a scribe by trade;
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the ocean dry;
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky.

    Oh, if everyone in this world could just experience this LOVE! May we continue to spread the “Good News–the GOSPEL” so that others will know!