I Thessalonians 1:3 ERV; We thank God for you always. And that’s what we should do, because you give us good reason to be thankful: Your faith is growing more and more. And the love that every one of you has for each other is also growing.
Did you know that love grows? It does! Just like anything that God creates, it was meant to be planted and grow. I think of God as a Master Gardener. Remember that He created the Garden of Eden and gave it to Adam and Eve to tend? Remember what He told them? Be fruitful and multiply. God talks in garden terms.
Remember when Jesus said, “Those who sow sparingly shall reap sparingly.” He’s not just talking about money, he’s talking about seed. What was the greatest commandment? Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind and what is the second? Love your neighbor as yourself. All of the law and the writings of the prophets take their meaning from these two commands.
I don’t believe you can truly understand God, the Bible, prophesy, anything without allowing the love of God to grow in you, and the only way it will grow is to love others. It didn’t say to just love nice people, it said to love your neighbors and some neighbors aren’t very nice. You can have itsy bitsy love, but if you plant it into others, it is guaranteed to grow to a capacity that you won’t hardly be able to contain it.
Grow my love, Father. Grow it big! Grow it strong! May it begin in me and generate out to change those around me. May Your love that You’ve placed in me, be so evident that it heals the sick, raises the dead, breaks oppression, hits the mark every time. Use me as Your garden of love, Master Gardener. May it radiated from my face, my acts of service, at home, work, church and life. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.