Day Four: Joy in Love

Ephesians 3:17b-19 (NIV) – I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, 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.

“I’m a prisoner of love. I have given my life for love. It is joy unspeakable and full of glory.” [Baker, Heidi. Compelled by Love, 31.]

Heidi Baker radiates joy as she speaks of her relationship with Jesus, and her relationship with the children that God has called her to love. This joy is rooted in understanding and living in the incredible love of Christ. There is inexpressible joy as we make ourselves completely available to God’s purposes.

Are you out of joy today? Joy comes from being deeply loved by God, and that love bubbling out of our lives. Let’s pray like this today: “God, as you have loved me, may I give my life for love and experience unspeakable joy in doing so.” In thankfulness, let us worship to the song “Your Love Defends Me” (tap here) by Matt Maher.

– DW