Tuesday, April 04, 2017


Lord, as we meet for worship,
Enable us to love you more...
   More than our church
   More than our theology
   More than our reputations
   More than our pleasures
   More than our nation
   More than our work
   More than our ministries
   More than our families
   More than ourselves

Thank you for your good gifts.
And thank you for showing us over and over
That your gifts are not enough.
We need something more.
We need you. 

We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 ESV)

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (James 1:17-18 ESV)


Donald Fishgrab said...

Until we love him, all those other things are really meaningless, yet human nature seems to focus on the things first. Great post.

Jim Swindle said...

Thanks, Donald, for the encouragement.

David Brown said...

"Looking stedfastly on Jesus ..."

Jim Swindle said...

David Brown, thanks for reminding me of that verse--Hebrews 12:2. I needed the reminder this morning.