…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. Ephesians 3:17–19, NIV
Can you imagine a young child growing up and always wondering in his heart, “Am I pleasing to Daddy? Am I pleasing to Mommy? Do Daddy and Mommy accept me?” This child will grow up emotionally warped if he does not have the security and assurance of his parents’ love and acceptance.
This is exactly what’s happening in many households today. Parents are not being living examples of the Father by being selfish and abusive, to their children and spouses.
That is why Jesus wants you rooted, established and anchored in His unwavering love for you. He demonstrated His love for you when He became your sin on the cross so that you could become His righteousness. And when you meditate on and are rooted in His love for you, you will be filled with the fullness of God.
To be filled with the fullness of God puts others before you. This is not a case of what would Jesus do but what Jesus did. He gave His life so that we will be His righteousness. We can go into the presence of the Father with full acceptance knowing He loves us more than we could ever love anyone else.
How could you ever fail at anything when you fully understand how much you are loved and fully accepted, no matter what, by your Heavenly Father?