I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.
Philippians 1:9-10 (NLT)
Oh, how I pray for you!
I yearn for all of us to know God and the richness of life with Him. I pray that we could internalize God’s way of living into our minds and hearts so we understand what truly matters.
What does really matter? Do our lives reflect what we believe truly matters? We should step back now and then to observe and adjust.
There’s not enough time for all the good things that matter. We must choose what matters most. How? Is a nutritionally balanced meal more important than pizza if it means connecting with your teenager?
These are hard questions, but I believe God has the answers. We learn what really matters by growing our knowledge and understanding of God’s word. That’s exactly why I write this blog – so we can hear what God says.
Do we know what God values?
We can only know by digging in to God’s word. If we give any value to the idea that God might know what’s best for us, we have to heed His instructions. When I do this, I usually discover that His way works after all.
The Apostle Paul’s beautiful prayer is a yearning for all of us to grow closer to God, to flourish in life, and to pour love out into the world.
God’s way of living leads to a flourishing life overflowing with love. (tweet this)
On a personal note: I’m so excited to be writing about God’s word again! If you haven’t already, head over to my newly redesigned website to dig into posts about a particular topic or to learn a little more about me and why I write. There’s a free gift for subscribers which are some images with my most useful verses – my ‘go-to’ verses – that you can use as screen saver backgrounds on your computer or phone. If there’s a post that speaks to you, please share on your social media page. God can even use Instagram to speak to us!
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