December 21, 2006
It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more.
The Christian life is not a self-improvement plan or a do-it-yourself project. It’s letting Christ take control of your life as you cooperate with Him and allow Him to do His perfecting work in you.
Perfection in the Christian life doesn’t mean we never sin, but it does mean that we are becoming more and more like Christ. And since love is at the heart of what it means to be like Christ, Paul’s prayer for the loving church at
My friend, we need to pray for and encourage one another in this process of growing in love. This prayer of Paul’s is for the whole church; the words in today’s verse are plural. We can’t do it alone. We need our brothers and sisters in Christ who God has put around us in the church.
And when the church is functioning as it should, the results are spectacular. The word picture in Philippians 1:9 of the word abound suggests we are standing under a gigantic waterfall with the love of Christ just pouring on us, and splashing over us onto other people. Whether it’s your love for God or for people, you can’t love too much!
May your love abound more and more!
PRAY THAT THE LOVE OF CHRIST MAY GROW MORE AND MORE IN YOUR LIFE EACH DAY.