Today we are going to pray to experience His love. A synonym of ‘experience’ is ‘encounter’. I love that thought – to encounter the love of Christ in our lives. If my children can encounter His love and know His presence, they will be changed. If our families experience the love of Christ, they will become deeply rooted. If we as women encounter His love on a regular basis, the completeness, fullness, and wholeness Jesus died for will all become real. Relationships are birthed from experiences and encounters. And a relationship with Christ changes everything.
As we experience the love of Christ, we will be moved. We can encounter something without responding in some way. And as we are filled with His love, we will move in love. I realize this might sound idealistic as we abide in Him, He’ll move in such ways that allow us to just enjoy the ride!
The word ‘flourish’ has shown up over and over throughout the past few months. It aligns some beautifully to our imagery of being a thriving branch on the Vine or being deeply rooted in His love. We truly flourish as we experience His love.
What if we viewed fitness through this message? What if exercise was a response to experiencing His love? What if working out was worship of His joy, blessing, health and prosperity? What if caring for our bodies was founded on His holy ground, growing deep roots?
Father, we come before you with a sincere desire to encounter you. May we experience Christ’s love, may our roots grow down deep in Your truth, may we flourish and thrive in Your fullness and freedom. And may we respond and move in Your love! Amen!