I want you to know the depth and breadth of My Love that surpasses knowledge. There is an enormous difference between knowing Me and knowing about Me. Similarly, experiencing My loving Presence is vastly different from knowing facts about My character. To experience My Presence, you need the empowering work of My Spirit. Ask Him to strengthen you with Power in your inner being so that you can know My Love in full measure.
Since the moment of your salvation, I have been alive in your heart. The more room you make for Me there, the more I can fill you with My Love. There are several ways to expand this space in your heart. It’s crucial to take time with Me—enjoying My Presence and studying My Word. It is also vital to stay in communication with Me. As the apostle Paul wrote, pray continually. This joyful practice will keep you close to Me. Finally, let My Love flow through you to others—in both your words and your actions. This makes My Love in you complete.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, 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.
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.
—1 Thessalonians 5:17
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
—1 John 4:11–12