Sunday grace

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Oh Lord, I want to love you better.

You love me with a complete and perfect love.  You always want what is ultimately best for me though it is sometimes uncomfortable and difficult to understand.

Your love never gives up on me.  You are always faithful to me even when I am faithless.

You give good gifts every day, all day long, breath by breath.  I need eyes to see those gifts more clearly.

Your greatest command is that I love You – with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength.

How do I do that?  My love is imperfect, flawed, fickle.  Sometimes my love seems more like mere emotion rather than an act of unselfish giving.

Oh Lord, I want to love you better.

What is the secret of loving You like You require?  Is it even humanly possible to love perfectly when I am so completely imperfect?

Perhaps I find my answer in a prayer.  And I make it my prayer to You, God of all Love.

I pray that Christ and His love will live in me as I open the door and invite Him in.

I pray that being rooted in that love, I will experience and breathe in the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love.

I pray that I will dive into its depths, clime to its heights, reach out to its extreme east and west, and live in the fullness of God.

What I ask of You, O Lord, is that You help me love like You ask.  I cannot do this on my own.  It is impossible.

But I know this one thing to be true.  You can do anything.  More than I can imagine or request in my wildest dreams.  Your Spirit working deeply and gently within me can accomplish more than I can ever fathom.

And then, when I learn to love You better, You will be glorified.

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{A prayer from Ephesians 3:14-21}

 

 

 

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