When you are in love, you are different. You will do anything, go anywhere. All you want is to be with the one you love. This is true, passionate love – being totally committed, not just dipping your toes in the water to see what the temperature is like. If you are not in love, then why serve, why minster, why turn up at church, why go to another meeting? Rolland and I were missionaries for 26 years before we discovered this truth!
Rolland was even born on the mission field. But we got really tired and burned out. To say we were missing the point is an understatement. But then God got hold of us and poured His sweet “Holy Spirit love” into us. He transformed us into people who were fully in love, fully committed – and with that love comes unstoppable energy.
When you are in love, you have power; you will do anything and go anywhere your loved one asks. You simply trust the one you love to be there for you. You can run headlong into dark places if you know light is waiting for you. You can jump out of a boat into a stormy sea; you can take extravagant risks; you can live right on the edge. If you fall off or fall over, you fall into grace.
When you start to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, you start to get full. Full of what? Full of God. Full of the understanding that no matter what He asks you to do, you can do it. No matter where He asks you to go, you can go. You can live on the edge, because even in the darkest places, light is waiting for you. His love, His light, in you and me.
True love and passion make us unstoppable.
As we come to the end of this devotional plan, understand that God is calling you into a place of deeper intimacy with Him. He longs to fill you to overflowing with His love and grace, that His fragrance might spill out of you to touch the world. Surrender to Him afresh now, and let His unstoppable love consume you. You are loved!