I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
Please read the passage again a couple of times. First time slowly and out loud.
Jesus is at the centre of these verses. Hold that thought as you notice both the importance and effect of love and faith.
Now read the passage a fourth time.
Prayer. May you be the centre of my life, Lord Jesus. May my life be faith-filled and loving. Amen.