Yeshua’s Life-Changing Love
“I belong to my love and his desire is for me.”
Song of Songs 7:10
That’s not just a song from Solomon to one of his many wives. This is a picture of how Yeshua wants to live with us every day, every hour, every minute.
“…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19
“to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge…” His love is not logical, it’s beyond human understanding. It takes a supernatural act of God for us to comprehend how much he loves us. But when we do, we are “filled with the fullness of God,” because “God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
When we understand how much Yeshua loves us, our heart is changed. As a result, our thoughts and reactions and responses toward others and toward life are changed.
In “The Sacred Romance” John Eldredge explains,
“Our story is written by God who is more than the author, he is the romantic lead in our personal dramas. He created us for himself and now he is moving heaven and earth to restore us to his side. His wooing seems wild because he seeks to free our heart from the attachments and addictions we’ve chosen.”
Some of us have experienced Yeshua’s extreme and wild love pulling us from the brink or rescuing us from a downward spiral, arresting our freefall of destruction. We will never doubt his love again.
Moreover, the gratitude we feel can overshadow unwholesome thoughts toward others. We begin to realize that every person we meet is someone Yeshua loves as much as he loves us. We sometimes hear, “You will not meet another person for whom Yeshua did not die.” I often remind myself that neither will I meet another person whom Yeshua is not pursuing with his wild, limitless love. Because he loves us with abandon when we cannot earn it or deserve it – “while we were yet sinners” — our heart is changed, and love and gratitude become our constant lens. Because in his love, he is not impatient, judgmental or critical, neither do we feel those things toward others. Our heart is overflowing with love – Yeshua’s love. When we put ourselves in position to receive it continuously, we have an endless supply.
As we realize the implications of his unfailing love and great compassion for us, no longer do the things of this world bring us down. Our fears and worries of what’s around us and ahead of us are swallowed up in a joyful confidence that Yeshua will never leave us or forsake us. “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady, he will not be afraid until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.” (Ps. 112:7-8) Because “Perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18) and perfect love is only found in Him. We can’t conceive of how it can cast out our fears until we’ve experienced his perfect love. It cannot be compared to any love we’ve received from anyone else. When the Creator of the universe loves you, anything is possible!
“The good person produces good things from the store of good in his heart, while the evil person produces evil things from the store of evil in his heart. For his mouth speaks what overflows from his heart.” Luke 6:45
Our mouth is our indicator of what is in our heart. I would also suggest that our thoughts reflect our heart condition, even if we don’t speak our mind out loud. Is Yeshua’s love overflowing from your heart, mind and mouth? If you notice critical thoughts, unhealthy emotions, fear, worry or short-tempered reactions in yourself, instead of trying to beat yourself back into submission and suppress thoughts and behaviors, try going back to your Source for another dose of his love for you. Ask him to show you how much he loves you. It will change your life and the lives of those around you!