Increase

Increase

Today’s Scripture Selection: First Thessalonians 3:12

“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.”

Do you ever feel like you have just about reached your “tolerance level” for others?

Do you ever think that you are tapped out when it comes to your ability to

  • Listen
  • Care
  • Understand
  • Empathize
  • Serve
  • Show compassion
  • Love

I imagine we all sometimes feel unable to respond to others as we should.

But that is when prayer can help.

Paul suggests this when he offers a prayer of sorts in one of his letters.

“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.”

I like that.

He prayerfully asks for God to increase their love – and offers his own at the same time.

What a good model to follow – both when we are the ones feeling tapped out – or when we encounter one who is.

Prayer: Lord, increase our love, that we may be more reflective of your love.  AMEN.

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