Friday, June 27, 2014

Full Circle

I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. (Philippians 1:9 NLT)

This verse is from a letter wrote by Paul and Timothy to the church in Philippi. This verse was directly from Paul. He was expressing his love, care, and warm wishes to the church.

This verse particularly stands out to me, personally, because it is Rheims word for me. I read this verse a couple if years ago for the hundredth time but this time it took on so much more meaning for me. I understood it! I believe that it is translated backwards. But it still holds the Truth of God and how to get closer to Him.

We've all heard if love at first sight but hopefully we all also know that that doesn't happen. Not the kind of true and intimate love that we all long for, anyway. It takes knowing someone, thoroughly, to love them intimately. The more you know someone; their faults, their flaws, their imperfections, then and only then can you say that you love them unconditionally. Right?!?

Well, the way we get to know God is by reading His word. After all Jesus was the Word wrapped in flesh. So the more we read God's word and meditate on it; the more we know Him! And it's impossible to truly know God and not truly love Him!!! And the more our knowledge of Him grows the more our love grows and the more we desire to know about Him! The more we know Him and love Him the more we turn to be like Him!!!

It's a beautiful, wonderful, cycle! Read your Bible! Get to know your amazing God! Let your love and knowledge for Him grow!!! And pass it on! Let this beautiful cycle come full circle in your life so that it makes it to someone else!

Thanks for reading today's devotion! I hope it has blessed you in some way! If you have comments, questions, or prayer requests please feel free to email me at

1 comment:

  1. Yes Amen!!! Pamela Britt Malone :)