In chapter 3, I love one of the prayers that Paul prays for this church. Here it is:
And may the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives and splashes over on everyone around you...
Don't you love that picture? This is going to become one of my prayers for McDowell Mountain Community Church. I am going to pray that God will pour His love on us so much that it will fill our lives and splash over on everyone around us. What do you think would happen in your home, in your neighborhood, in your school, in your business, in your _________(fill in the blank) if you had love splashing out on everyone around you? Many of us have anger and frustration splashing out onto everyone around us. Don't you want to be someone known more for your love than anything else?

Anything jump out at you from chapter 2 or 3?

1 comment:

  1. What a prayer! When I read this passage, I instantly thought about 1 John 4 and John's description of making God visible through loving others. I once had a sixth grader in class describe this by saying, "It's like when you love someone, it creates this flood that surrounds all involved, and it's like you are swimming in God's presence." I thought this was a brilliant description of what happens when we love one another, and it was from a 6th grader! Not only does our love for one another create a united community, it allows us to see God, the God of the universe, moving and working through one another. What a blessing to "swim in the flood of God's presence".