Healing by an Understanding of God’s Love

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Growing in one’s understanding of God’s love–the way it actually is, not the incompassionate or unforgiving myth that many of us were raised to believe–opens the door to many types of healing.

As you read through various of my posts, you will become aware that this one of the recurring themes. For example, growing in the understanding of God’s love for you removes fears of His rejection or punishment, opening the door to receiving His love, comfort, and forgiveness, i.e. emotional healing. This in turn allows us to forgive ourselves–more emotional healing. The process sets off a chain reaction because the removal of our fears and forgiveness of ourselves with the unnecessary guilt that carries then allows a release of negative emotions and energies which both created illnesses and aggravated existing ones, i.e. physical healing.

The quote that got me started on this personal search for new revelations of God’s love was this one:
That you may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge– that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Eph 3:18,19

My whole life has been a continual search to know more of God, so the idea of being “filled to the measure with the fullness of God” by a greater understanding of His love was an appealing one.

Not too many days after I had begun making this concept a matter of prayer and meditation, these are the ideas that came to my spirit. I was speaking to God about my various family members and friends, but I’ll refer to my brother here for the purpose of example. I said, “If it were in my power to meet all of the needs in my brother’s life, I would do so in an instant, even without him asking.” As I pondered more, the idea developed. “If it were in my power to give my brother every desire of his heart, every dream, I would do so in an instant, even without him asking. If it were in my power to do for my brother far beyond what he would ever dream of for himself, I would do so in an instant, even without him asking.”

God suddenly reminded me of a passage where essentially Jesus said that, as humans, even though our nature is so evil compared to God’s, we love to give good gifts to our children; how much more does our Heavenly Father delight in giving good to those who ask Him. I made a mental note of that, agreeing that God obviously is capable of greater love for my family members and friends than what I am possibly capable of.

God then spoke two new revelations about His love to my spirit.

He said, “You have great love for your family and friends. Yet, your love for your family/friends is like just a drop in the ocean compared to My love for you and them; realize, then, how much more willing I am to give you and your loved ones(1) whatever you/they need (2) whatever you/they dream of (3) and even far beyond what you/they would ever dare to dream of or hope for.

Secondly, if you in your limited human love are so willing to do such things for your loved ones without them even asking, how much more do you think I am willing to give to you/them when you ask Me?

Sometimes, unaware to us, we begin to think, feel, and respond to God in our prayers and meditations as if we need to convince Him to love us or our loved ones enough to meet our needs or help us fulfill our dreams.

Those feelings come back to a lack of understanding His love. Here are some examples where God has already committed to meeting our needs, fulfilling our dreams, and doing far beyond our highest expectations as we believe Him to.

  1. With regard to our needs, God promises, “God’s divine power gives us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him. (2Pe 1:3)”
  2. As for our dreams, God says of Himself, “Delight yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Ps. 37:4)” He wants to fulfill our dreams.
  3. And, we need to expand our vision to include the concept that God does desire to do far beyond our highest expectations. “God, by the action of His power at work within us, is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly above all that we dare ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams! (Eph. 3:20)”

God’s ability is not without purpose. His purpose is to do for us what He is able to do, as we choose to believe and allow Him to do for us and in us, and that ability goes infinitely beyond what we are capable of dreaming of.

How do we come to the point of believing for such involvement from God for our lives? “It is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’ –but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. (1Co 2:9,10)” The more we grow in our understanding of God, His character, His desires, His immeasurable love for us, the greater the detail of His visions of where our lives can go will be communicated to our spirits.

Time to dream…..

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