I've heard it said before that much, if not all, of our empty striving in this life comes from our failure to grasp the love of God. If we understood how much He loves us, wouldn't we be less prone to wander? Would be less prone to seek fulfillment and pleasure in things that are outside of His will or that don't glorify His name? I'm sure that even for the most committed of believers, there are areas of struggle where we believe that without x, we can't fully surrender ourselves to His love and care because we fear/believe that we wouldn't be complete.
Tonight I'm reminded of the deep, deep, satisfying love of Christ as I consider the lyrics of the worship song, "Sing My Love." This song was surely written as someone realized that we have only one perfect lover. The only One who gives us everything we need. Again, if we grasped this love, might we finally be able to be still and allow ourselves to receive the perfect peace and trust that are ours because of Christ's redemptive work on our behalf?
Paul certainly wanted the saints to grasp God's love. In Ephesians 3:18-19 he wrote, "And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God." (emphasis mine) Paul tells us outright what will make us complete and give us a satisfying life: experiencing God's love through Christ! We are loved so deeply that we can't comprehend it, yet the power of that love is available to fulfill us and give us everything we could possibly need.
I have no long or deep message to share. I only want to invite everyone to consider and meditate on the love of Christ. The lyrics below paint a moving picture of this love. Whether we are married, single, widowed, divorced, at the height of our career, unemployed, bankrupt, or living in plenty--there is an unparalleled love that our hearts and flesh are begging to know more and more of. May the Holy Spirit continually redirect our minds and hearts which are so prone to wander, that we might drink only of the Living Water and be satisfied.
"Sing My Love" by Kim Walker/Jesus Culture