How to Experience the Fullness of God’s Love

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

I once had a children’s book by Joy V. Dueland called “Filled up Full”. It was a story about being ‘filled up full’ with good thoughts and feelings of God’s love. His Love wants to fill your heart to overflowing, to overwhelm your life with His love and goodness. God wants you to be ‘filled up full’!

Sometimes, despite a full schedule and often overwhelming responsibilities, I catch a glimpse of that revelation. Not long ago, I was running errands. It was a beautiful sunny day – my favorite! I was singing, and praising and talking to God as I drove along. Suddenly, I was overwhelmed with thankfulness! I felt so peaceful, grateful and joyful.

It struck me that I had a lot of ‘ful’ going on. It’s a simple, three-letter add-on that expands a word into ‘more than enough’. I didn’t just have peace, I was full of it. I wasn’t just glad, my heart was full of gratitude. And I wasn’t simply happy, I was filled with joy! For those few moments I experienced the fullness of God’s love.

Have you ever felt that way? Would you like to experience that more often?

Let’s look at the meaning of the word full. It means “complete, not lacking in any essential; perfect, being at the highest or greatest degree; rich in experience, satisfied, replete: containing all that is wanted or needed or possible, filled to the brim.”

When you’re full, you have no room for anything else. After a big dinner, there’s no room for dessert! When your glass is full, anything more will just spill over. When you’re ‘filled up full’ with love, joy, peace, thanksgiving, mercy, supply, and health, there’s no room for anger, unrest, distress, jealousy or any other negative emotion.

King David must have felt that way when he was writing the 23rd Psalm. My cup runneth over! Surely goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever! David constantly sang (Psalms are songs) about how protected he was. He knew that his every need was met. He was restored, comforted and confident. He was not afraid of evil or death because he understood the fullness of God’s love.

So, how do you stay full-up?

Stay Full of Gratitude

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)

You have plenty to be grateful for. “Every good and perfect gift” – that’s everything! From the breath you breathe to the sunshine and rain. The dollars in your accounts, the house you live in and the job you hold. Your family and friends. Your talents and gifts, as well as Divine Wisdom, ideas, concepts and insights. All of it comes from God, your Father. How can you not be grateful for that?

The Bible says, “… in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (I Thess. 5:18). Notice that it doesn’t say, ‘for everything’. Some stuff isn’t nice! But there is always something IN the situation, event, or person that can inspire thanks. Develop an awareness of the ‘good and perfect gifts’ in your life.

  • Be glad you’re God’s kid.
  • Be glad He has given you whatever you need to overcome any situation.
  • Be grateful that whatever trial you’re going through, it’s temporary.

Find good wherever you go and you’ll be always have reasons to be grateful.

Honor Your Relationship

And ye are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. (Col.2:10)

“You are complete in Him.” Complete. That means nothing missing, nothing lacking, nothing broken. Supernatural power is available for you to accomplish any good result, to defeat any negative circumstance.

As a child of the King, you have The Blessing – good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over (Luke 6:38). That doesn’t just mean money. ANYTHING you need is available through your connection with Divine Spirit, Infinite Mind, unlimited Love. You can be completely, fully supplied with everything you need to live a fulfilling, joy-filled, peaceful, abundant life.

Prov. 3:6 tells us “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Asking His help in all you do gives Him the opening He needs to lead you rightly. As your spiritual Father, He wants you to ask Him for whatever you need. He wants you to trust Him to give it – or something even better! – at the optimum time (that’s faith). Be fully committed to give Him the honor He deserves as your Parent. In return, He will give you a life full of blessing and abundance.

Put Down Roots

… that you, being rooted and grounded in love … might be filled with all the fullness of God.  (Eph. 3:17, 19)

Jesus is the vine, you are a branch. Everything you need for life and sustenance comes through Him if you stay connected.

Roots feed a tree. Trees do not have to forage or work for their supply. Those roots go deep in the ground to keep that tree strengthened, anchored, and protected. The tree is fully supplied right where it is. And it’s only job is to grow as big as it can for as long as it can.

The same is true for you. God wants you to always think and act in love. If you are rooted and grounded, how can any negative emotion or event get a foothold in your life? You are rooted in Love. Oak trees don’t produce chestnuts or ears of corn. Love can’t produce anger, frustration or fear.

Claim love as your root. Stay there. Don’t get pulled away or uprooted by life’s storms. Remind yourself often that you are ‘rooted and grounded’ in Love – it’s where your supply, your joy and your peace come from.

Spend time with the Father in prayer, study and meditation. Get filled up with gratitude, love, and an awareness of your Divine heritage. As you do, your life will be peaceful, joyful, successful, plentiful, cheerful, fruitful, helpful, purposeful, beautiful and bountiful. You’ll find that you, too, will be ‘filled up full’ with every good thing.

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