1st Thessalonians 3:12 Increase

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.  1st Thessalonians 3:12  NIV


The pregnant lady looked down at the toddler in her arms.  To her, this child was the most beautiful little creature in the entire world.  As she admired him fondly, she wondered how she could possibly love her next child as much.  She was due any day now.  How could her heart possibly stretch or increase from what she already felt for this gorgeous child?  But the baby was born.  Her heart did increase.  She instantly loved her new baby as much as her first child.  It is a miracle.  What strings can tie up love?  Who can explain how love can continue to grow no matter how much love we may already feel?  Do we think our love could increase?

The prayer is for love to increase.  Our hearts should be set on having them stretched beyond any imaginable limits.  The love God feels for us is endless.  Ours can be too.  It will take a miracle.  It will take the love of God in us.  Our eternal woe would be to stop and stay where we are currently in love.  The heart is a muscle.  It must be stretched.  It must increase.  It must follow in its Savior´s footsteps.  Shall we pray that our hearts will grow today?  Shall we pray for an increase in the love we feel for the Lord and all His children everywhere?  It will be the sign we are His!


Dear Lord,

Make our love increase and overflow for You and for all those are Yours.  Keep increasing our love until it starts to resemble the love that You first showed us, we pray!


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