6 Days Till' Launch
When Love Abounds...
"And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints." 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 NKJV
What happens when love abounds? Hearts are freed. Lives are changed. Forgiveness can reign. Wounds are healed. Shattered hearts are mended. The lost find their way. Addictions are broken. A smile is revealed. Peace wins over war. Kindness prevails. Bridges are built over division. The impossible becomes doable. Hate is ransacked. Goodness rises up like a soldier. When love abounds there are no boundaries to what God can do.
There is a supernatural love that only Jesus Christ can offer. Even on our best days human love can be limited to conditions. But this love that Christ gives freely moves past limitations and breaks through even the toughest of walls. This is the love that Christ is hoping will prevail in his followers. To love the unlovable. Reach out to the unreachable. Forgive the unforgivable. See through the unseeable. All of this is only possible through the unbelievable power of our God who somehow made a way to give up what was most sacred to him so that we could embrace this kind of mind blowing love. He knew we would need it in a world that can be cold and cruel at times.
What kind of love flows out of you? What kind of love flows out of me? Let's pray that as people visit 29:11 during our launch season this is the love they feel. Not contrived or put up like a facade. But authentic, as real and as genuine we know the love of God can be. If love can abound without boundaries every Saturday night can you imagine the awesome things that God can do? Our job isn't to be God but to set up an environment where he can move with this love in our lives and all those around us. So let's let love abound to the best of our abilities. And where we lack the supernatural power of Christ's love can abound more.
Prayer Emphasis: Let's pray that love abounds at 29:11 this Saturday at launch. Let's ask God to move past walls that have been built because of hurt with his supernatural powerful love. Pray that even the hardest of hearts will get a glimpse of the redemptive love of God through the example of what Christ has done for us.