May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.
II Thessalonians 3:5
It will take a lifetime to mature fully in Christ. Although our salvation is immediate, maturing in Christ is a process. But we don’t see it that way. We want instant spirituality, and here is the real twist, we want it without the spiritual discipline of prayer, meditation, and scripture reading. Nor do we want to be busy with ministry. Instead, we have our lives to lead, with all their essential tasks and duties. Is it a wonder that we don’t know what Jesus is talking about when He says that He has come to give us abundant life? This is why Paul prays that the Lord would lead our hearts into a full understanding and experience of love. A love that will change everything! It is personal and real. When He leads our hearts into fully understanding His love, we have no choice but to mature! And this kind of maturity results in a life of patient endurance. Today ask God to lead your heart into a deep understanding of His love.
Father, please lead my heart into fully understanding Your love. Help me today to be purposeful in knowing and living for You in all I do. In Jesus’ name.