A few weeks ago I had the most devastating and fulfilling experience of my life. Paradoxical, right? Well, it did happen.
You know how you feel when someone promises you something and it doesn’t happen? It’s real nasty… So God and I had a discussion and He promised He’ll do something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember(Well… Your guess is as good as anyone else’s. I’m simply not spilling, not until He does it).
It wasn’t forth coming and the fact is, my life wasn’t going the way I planned. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong and the pressure to get ahead was pretty intense.
So I was pretty low and depressed. I wasn’t talking to God cause I just didn’t know what to say to Him. I was sad and depressed but I knew I needed God. I needed to get my faith back.
So Saturday evening while I was wondering what to do, it occurred to me that I needed to get out of my immediate environment. I needed to worship someplace else the following day. Nothing wrong with my church really, but I just needed to get out.
I decided to go to one of my favorite churches in Maryland.
Sunday morning, I was in Maryland, just about getting to church when I heard God say, “Stop and get into the church you just passed.” Now I wasn’t talking to God but the thing is, God never really leaves, we’re usually the ones that walk away. I felt it was crazy. I was so close to where I was headed. Nevertheless, I obeyed and walked into a place I’ve since come to love.
This, for me was a turning point. I enjoyed every bit of the service. Then Pst. Victor came up and preached a message I’m unlikely to forget. “No Limits” and he expounded on Ephesians 3:14-22.
He talked about God’s love for us in an unusual way. I’m a Christian so I know God loves me, good or bad. But it wasn’t until then I understood the depth of His love…
(That Christ may be at home in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend the breadth, length, depth and height of God’s love. Eph 3:17-18)
Breadth- God’s love encompasses everyone… White, black, Nigerian, Indian, Lebanese, Fat, Tall, Short, Slender… Everyone!
Length- God’s love is Forever! Everlasting… It never ends.
Depth- God’s love goes way deeper than anything you’ve ever done… He loves you, good or bad!
Height- God’s love is higher than anything… Nobody loves you as much as He does. Not your mum or dad, boyfriend, fiancee, bestfriend, sister or husband.
(Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power at work in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Eph 3:20-21).
And what’s even more exciting is that, this God who loves us more than anything has enough resources to meet our needs.
It’s intriguing that a God who owns the skies and the whole world still wants my heart and yours…
I don’t know how you can say no to a God like this who loves us like no other… Well I can’t. And I’ve never regretted giving Jesus my heart.
Know what else? He always comes through for me. Always!
Until next time, Always Walk On The Clouds and Keep the Fire Burning.