“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11 -> me: I so needed this today! This prayer of Paul to the saints, elders, and deacons at Philippi is awesome because of the bases it covers. Sometimes, when I am dwelling on a passage, I will consume it in reverse -> First and foremost, everything I do must be for the glory and praise of God. In doing this I will abide in Jesus where I will have the fruit of HIS righteousness. As I dive into His Word, I will receive the discernment necessary to see and choose what is best, what is pure, and the path of blamelessness. All of this is surrounded by an abounding love that grows and grows. This could not have come on a better day than my daughter Bella’s 16th birthday. Reading through the book ‘A Prayerful Life’ has brought to an understanding that this is my prayer for Bella this whole next year. What an awesome way to support her in this next year; to cover her with these words when ever I pray for her. Happy birthday beautiful girl – I pray that your dependence on God for the answers drives you ever closer to Him as you begin to move away from your mom and I for your needs under this sun.