WEEK 1, DAY 3

Silence and stillness before God (2 Min)

Read Philippians 1:1-11

Love does its work

Verses 9-11

Paul is praying for his friends to overflow with something… that something is love. He believed that when we have an abundance of God’s love, we love. When we love, it brings knowledge and wisdom that we need so that we can discern what is best and pure. The ability to discern efficiency from effectiveness is critical. Love is rarely efficient, but it’s always effective. When we rest in God’s love and then give what has been given to us, it opens our eyes to a new set of values and possibilities. That Ephesians 1:18* experience is the journey of maturity.

How does God’s love give us knowledge of God?
Maybe a better question is: How much does God love you today? Does that answer matter in your daily routine?
Proverbs say that the “awe” of God is the beginning of all wisdom. How are you in “awe” of God’s love for you today?

*Ephesians 1:18 “having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints”

Prayer

Father, by your mercy and kindness would you help me to see your love today? Too often I love the wrong things and don’t have the discernment I need to know what is best. Thank you that you always love perfectly and it’s me that you love. Help me to see it, receive it and grow in knowledge and wisdom because of it.
Amen

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