2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NLT)
May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God and the endurance that comes from Christ.
Like many times, it was hard for me to concentrate on my own issues while reading this passage and the rest of the chapter/book. Indeed — we have just scratched the surface of our understanding of God and His love. If we really understood Him as He is, we wouldn’t need the advice to work harder and not be idle. We would understand the passion Christ has for us and we would work as hard as He does to save lost souls.
How can we better understand God and His love?
My goal is to know God better — every day. My desire is to spend more and more time with Him and to follow Him as He leads me to greater depths of character development. I need to be consistent and diligent in my walk with God — that is where I will find the greatest growth and understanding of Him!
Father God, please give me to the courage to seek you. Please give me the passion to seek you after the courage comes. Please give me the consistency and perseverance necessary to stay the course. Please guide me forward, onward, and upward in my spiritual walk. Draw me close to you God!
Thanks, I love you too!