"And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God." Philippians 1:9-11(NKJV)
Have you ever experienced something and then you come to find out that you enjoy it so much that you want to know more about it? And then the more that you know, the more that you seem to want to find out more. And it starts to consume you.
Well, this is what Paul is praying for his friends in Philippi. He knows the human nature. He knows that we can't get enough of a good thing. If we love something enough, we will do whatever it takes to learn more about it or to protect it, or to immerse ourselves in it.
That is how it should be in our relationship with Jesus. We should never get enough of Him. We should always be yearning for more and more and more. We should want to be so immersed in the journey of getting to know Him, to bond with Him, that it seems wrong when we are not.
My prayer for you is simple--I pray that you are blessed with this great yearning and thirst for what only your Heavenly Father can give you--eternal life. And I pray that you go and consume yourself, in His word and with a deep prayer life, until you cannot be filled anymore. That the power of the Holy Spirit fills you with the discernment and a deep, genuine love that you need in order to be pure in His image. And I pray these requests in His Holy, blessed name. Amen.