QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What does it mean to be deeply in love?
Ask a couple who have been married to the same person for many, many years this question. The answers seem short and sweet boiling down to this: they each see their mate from the inside out and adore them anyway. To GO DEEP in the love of another requires a knowing beyond day to day living.
“Put a crown over your spouse’s head and let them grow into it!” Pastor Stan Russell
We hear the term GO DEEP on the Football field of play. This happens when a receiver sprints far down the field where the quarterback will throw him a pass. Knowing where each other are going to be is a requirement in order for the play to work. It is this kind of simpatico that makes for great football and many scoring opportunities.
God throws the pass of love to us through His Word and by sending His Son to live, work and love on this earth in the form of a man – Jesus! In order to fully receive it we must be willing to GO DEEP in our relationship with Him. Paul longed for this relationship when he wrote…
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death… Philippians 3:10 NIV
God wants us to GO DEEP in His love, to know Him and to receive His endless mercy, grace and power. He wants our love for one another to reflect this deep and abiding love. My prayer for you today is the prayer Paul prayed for the Philippian church…
…that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Philippians 1:9 TM
PRAYER: Lord, You are so worthy of love from me. You see me from the inside out. Please deepen my love for You today - not because of what you do for me, but because of who you are. Let me experience the GO DEEP kind of love that you so freely offer and give it back to you..
GOD PUTS A CROWN OF LOVE OVER OUR HEADS -
THEN HE HELPS US TO GROW INTO IT!
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