Have you ever wished you could influence someone over to a better life, or towards better choices? And watched as they did completely the opposite of what you wished for, or even prayed for?
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It’s always so much easier to recognize bad choices, compromising decisions, and questionable lifestyles in and by others, right?
I don’t know how many times I’ve read this prayer in Philippians, but for some reason, as I’m studying this book in the Bible, and really processing verse by verse, I am blown away by its power and purpose.
Read this with me from the book of Philippians, Chapter 1, verses 9-11 (MSG):
9-11 So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God
What would it be like if we prayed these words over our unlovable and/or difficult people in our lives? One thing for sure, we’d be the ones to change our love would flourish as we learn to love much and love well!