“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.” Phil 1:9
Paul’s prayer for the church in Philippi was that their love would abound more and more – that their love would ‘exceed the ordinary’, ‘overflow’, ‘be abundant’ and do so over and over again. What a thought! Can you see the enthusiasm, the excess of what Paul is asking for? Love that goes beyond the norm, a love that bursts forth and does so in a manner that just keeps flowing.
It wasn’t that they would work more, or achieve great things but simply to have a love that surpasses what they have experienced to date. The source of such love in our lives is found in knowledge and depth of insight of God’s love.
Love is the heart of the gospel; it is the relentless force behind God’s grace. Because God loved us so much, Jesus gave Himself for us. His love saves us and frees us from condemnation (John 3:16-17).
I cannot make myself love more until I have seen He who is love. I cannot fully express love until I have known and experienced the life of Him who is the perfect expression of love…Jesus.
Today, take time to think on how much God loves you, rest in His love, experience it, let this fact move from your head to your heart and allow His love to abound more and more in your life.