Low & Slow Love
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- Describe a time when your expectations were not met.
- Read John 3:1–15. How did Jesus not meet the expectations of the religious leaders in his day?
- Read John 3:16–17. How could this statement reset those expectations? How can God’s love, expressed in this way, reset our expectations?
- Read 1 Corinthians 13. How does Jesus exemplify these descriptions of love? In what ways has receiving this kind of love shaped you to be more like him?
Gracious God, you have invited us to live in an expectant posture, daily receiving your love and grace as a free gift. We confess that we have instead lived with expectations and have been slow to respond when your grace moves in new ways. Forgive us and soften our hearts to move with your Spirit. Help us to be true conduits of your love, not condemning the world but in vulnerability, opening our hearts to share your love with all we meet. Amen.