Paul was a badass - part 2 (2 Thess 3:5)

"May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ." - 2 Thessalonians 3:5

What I'd kill to be able to write such a loaded statement in only one line.

I'm not so sure I can even say much about this verse besides just that. Things like this make me think again about the teacher I long to become. The best professors, nay, the best teachers anywhere and in any profession can sit you down and drive home a point. Paul was a hero. Okay, we all know that, but seriously, this guy had his act together in a way most of us will never come close.

Think about this statement. If you could pray a nearly all encompassing prayer in one line how awesome would you be?

Mine usually come out like "God please send your salvation to this nation. Bring out workers to yield your harvest." Which might be close, but I have a long ways to go. But look at what Paul can say so concisely:

"May the Lord direct your heart" - that is guide your intentions, and your desires.

"To the love of God" - the ultimate goal for our intentions, desires.

"And to the steadfastness of Christ." - remember how our God never fails? He'll always be there for you? You'll be incompetent and start living for all the wrong things, but He'll always be there and be more than good to you? Remember how your God sent His son for you? Died for you? By His grace alone allows you to breathe this breath?

Yea, that God. That steadfast Christ. May the Lord direct your heart to Him.

Amen.