We will never be the same. We will never look at people the same. We will never relate to God the same. We will never read the Bible the same. We will never relate to our brothers and sisters in Christ the same.
Our whole worldview is turned upside-down. This is the transforming power of the Father’s love.
But revelation is a funny thing.
You’ll probably hear me say this a lot, but we just don’t know what we don’t know.
What I’m saying is that we don’t even know the questions to ask. We have no grid for how to even think it. It hasn’t entered our heart. Only the Spirit can reveal it (1 Cor.2:9-10).
As Paul described it, it’s the power working in us that is “exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think.” (Eph.3:20)
How much can you ask or think?
What He has for you, and is living in you, is “exceedingly abundantly above” all of that.
See what I mean?
The reality is, we’re all born with orphan hearts. We all come to Christ with our orphan view of life. This is our default way of viewing the world around us. Separated. Alone. Disconnected.
As Morpheus would say, “it’s the world that’s been pulled over our eyes.”
So we create our religious myths about what this Father is like, making Him in the image of our wounded experience.
This orphan heart is a heart that has not yet experienced the transforming love of the Father. And because of this, it still longs for something it already has but cannot seem to grasp.
This is why we need to be transformed, renewed.
The sad fact is, we can still choose to live our whole Christian life like a spiritual orphan, performing for God, living under the illusion of separation from Him. Living in fear and uncertainty.
So we need to take the “red pill,” if you will, taking a blind leap of faith into this place our heart intuitively longs for but where our mind instinctively fears to tread.
That fear is an illusion.
Nevertheless…to quote Morpheus again, it’s not something I can tell you, you must experience it for yourself.
As an example of what I’m talking about, I want to share a short two-minute audio testimony. It’s from one of our ministry students who had an encounter with the Father’s love during one of our Sunday morning services earlier this year.
The reason I want to share this particular clip is because it beautifully resonates what cannot be described in words.
Actually, all I can do is have you hear the effect of encountering the Father’s love. But also know that He’s waiting for you to experience this transforming love for yourself.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18 NKJV)