“A Life Flourishing in Love” (Eph3:17-20)
Be deeply rooted in his [Christ] love… Then your lives will be filled with all that God is. The fullness of God, the love of Christ may flood through our entire beings (Eph3:17-20 CEV, Voice).
Basically, we can and will grow when we remain in God’ love. When we are deeply directly connected with God’s love, we are nurturing our emotion. When our lives are deeply directly empowered by God’s love, we are nurturing not only ourselves but also for others. It’s about contemplative spirituality. That’s the source of love. That’s the most fundamental and essential thing, what we can offer to ourselves as we love God and love ourselves.
For Lifenet groups and personal reflection:
1) Read 1 Cor 13:4-7. What do you think is hindering you from loving yourself?
2) How did people close to you (parents, siblings, friends, etc) show love to you? How did those experiences shape you to love you and love others?
3) What do you think might be one of your “birthright” gifts from God that you have ignored in your life? Why did it happen?*
4) “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. (Mother Teresa)” What do you think about this? How would you respond?
* Taken from “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day” by Peter Scazzero, Zondevan, 2014, p.44.
NLIF is an international church in Yangon. Come and join our English Sunday worship service.
We are an evangelical congregation emphasizing Bible centered and Spirit-empowered living. We hope to be a blessing to you.