As I study the word tonight God takes me to Philippians. There are so many scriptures in this book that speak to me, but God keeps taking me back to Philippians 1:9-11.
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God."
Paul is speaking to the church in Philippi and all the followers of Jesus.
Lord, I pray that our love abounds more and more, that you consume us like a burning fire for you and for that closeness with you. Father, those that have never experienced that closeness with the Father, I pray that you come to them where they are at and visit with them. Hold them, let them feel you, and as they seek you more I pray that they find you there waiting on them.
We ask for the knowledge of the word to come alive to us. Are we studying God's word and asking the Holy Spirit to speak to us through it? It is alive. It is here to minister to us and give us insight on our destiny, our future.
To know Christ is our ultimate goal. To know the Father, to truly KNOW Him, to get so inlove with His word that we study it and actually Know Him. How can we know our friends if we don't spend time with them, if we don't talk to them, read about their life?
We must fall inlove with God and let that love bring us into that closeness with the Father so that the knowledge of Him abounds in us and so that we can in turn "discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ" (1:10).
I desire to know God more than ever before in my walk, and I have been saved for 13 years now. The season that God has me in right now is so different from any other season.
God will bestow more on us as we learn more about Him and as we take what He gives us and cherish it, holding it dear to our heart. As we draw closer to Him, we learn His ways and His actions, we feel with His heart and see with His eyes. Our loving becomes more like His. Am I there yet? No, not in all things, but I desire to be.
Surrender to the Father every ounce of your being. Give yourself wholly to Him and study His word daily. Meditate on it, even when it doesn't make sense. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through it. God's love will abound more and more in knowledge.
You will feel Him in your life, you will see Him in your life, others will start to see Him in your life.
Surrender to the Father.