As we continue to grow a culture that demonstrates that we love and are loved, we have considered ‘agape’ love: a love without limits or boundaries. In fact this sort of love actually multiples and increases among us to the point where it overflows from us.
Paul prayed for the Philippians that their love would not only increase, but overflow!
“I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.”
Philippians 1:9 (NLT)
When love abounds, we see multiplication and our kingdom influence increases to the point that nations are reshaped.
“You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.”
Isaiah 9:3 (NASB)
As we move towards our Kingdom Foundation month and the launch of a new service later in the year, our prayer needs to like Paul’s: that our love will overflow and that we continue to grow in our wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Let’s prophetically declare this prayer over our lives and our church in this next season; we’ll be amazed at what God will multiply in our world.
Really looking forward to seeing you Sunday! Alix and I missed you all last week as we ministered in Burnie.
P.S. Let’s remember to gather for prayer before the service. We are especially praying a declaration that God’s love will abound, increase and overflow from us.