I know I'm so excited about words from Philippians 1:9. In The Message translation of the Bible, that reads:
"So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well."
I want to hit enter a few too many times to give those words the pedestal they deserve. Read it again.
"This is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well."
That your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well.
That you will not only love much but well.
Is it sinking in? How simple and complete that prayer is? It has been for me lately, so much.
Since I began caring about God on my own time, I've wrestled hard with and frozen up over that beast of: What does God want me to do? I drank in videos from the Experiencing God Bible study
and scoured the world around me for "signs," whatever those really are. Before deciding to go
somewhere or do something, you better believe I agonized over whether my presence in the
graduation party, church picnic, or team sport in question was God's will for my life. Because what if I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I messed up everything forever? I don't have any stress-induced issues that I know of, but I obviously tried really hard to get some.
According to Paul, doing what God wants doesn't require such intense overthinking. Our Creator's command, again and again, is to love. And just that: love.
But the greatest of these is love. // 1 Corinthians 13:13
So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. // 1 Corinthians