Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Daily Hope with Rick Warren

The Width of God’s Love - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - March 17, 2017

  • 2017 Mar 17
  • COMMENTS

The Width of God’s Love
By Rick Warren

“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. 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” (Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT, second edition).

The width of God’s love extends across the entire world and includes everyone he has created: “The Lordis righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does” (Psalm 145:17 NIV).

God never made a person that he didn’t love. He made you and he loves you — and God doesn’t make junk! He loves you unconditionally. He loves you very, very much.

Everybody matters to God. In fact, we see in the life of Jesus that he even loves the unlovely and those who may feel unlovable. Do you want to know the secret of self-esteem? Here it is: If you want confidence, then understand how much you matter to God. If God loves you, who cares what anybody else thinks?

Because God loves you, there’s no need to prove your self-worth. We don’t have to wear certain kinds of clothes to make us feel like we’re OK or drive a certain kind of car to prop up our faltering egos. We don’t need status symbols anymore.

God loves you!

Play today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >>

Talk It Over

  • There’s no place you can be where God’s love isn’t. How does that change the way you love others?
  • If God is everywhere, why do so many people struggle with loneliness?
  • In what ways have you been trying to prove your worth to God and to others? How does the truth of this devotional change the way you view yourself?

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


Experience hope like never before!

Jesus’ final words on the cross were some of the most important ever uttered in human history. He spoke of forgiveness, blessings, assurance, and love.

We want to help you embrace the significance of these words with Pastor Rick Warren’s new study kit, 7 Greatest Words of Love.

This devotional © 2017 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can also listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.


Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com