Reset Day 15: Love – Austin Birkey

Day 15 of Reset is titled simply, LOVE.

John 15:9,12 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love…This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

“Prayer is all about love. Reduce prayer to its fundamental essence and you’re left with love. A prayer reset is to return to love.”

How did I never see or understand that prayer is all about love?  And not the Hallmark Valentine kind of love, but love like a bride and groom on their wedding day; deep, intimate, rich and interactive love.  

I have always understood prayer to be a conversation: talking & listening, thanking & requesting, praising & repenting. All of this is true—but focus all this now on our Father revealing how very much he loves us, and how completely He knows us. And, not only does He know me completely, but He loves me completely—every single day.  On one level, I understand this; but honestly, I don’t think I have understood it enough.  I imagine if I really understood the all-encompassing love of a perfect Father, I would behave differently—more like Jesus. It’s truly life-altering.  

Pray with me:

God thank you for loving me.  Please help me to understand more each day how wide and how deep your love for me is.  I permit, desire and want your love to transform who I am, that I might love others also.  Amen.


Austin Birkey

P.S. here is a song that is worth a listen too.

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