I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Psalm 116 NKJV
The psalmist declares His love for God.
I have heard people say we should not boast about our love for God. We should boast about His love for us. That makes good sense to me. And yet it is so vital for our own faith that we stand up and declare our love for God.
By declaring his love for God the psalmist is taking a leadership position among His people. Shouldn’t we do the same? The Lord wants us to stand up and declare our love for Jesus to encourage other people to do the same!
Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. Vs 2
My heart longs for simple truth. I love the Lord! I really do. I long to simply rest in that love. Instead I search for ways to explain my love for My God to other people. I search my heart for ways to express my love for my best friend, Jesus!
In 1992 my heart was broken by hopelessness and despair. I cried out to God from the depths of my soul. I hoped He would come to my rescue. I discovered that He did not need to come to my rescue. Jesus was with me during the season of heartbreak and despair.
God began to communicate with me in ways I never thought He would. One of the first things the Lord spoke to my heart was; “My hand has always been upon you”. Jesus was protecting me during the years I walked through the valley of the shadow of death.
Jesus was leading me and guiding me home on my journey through the dessert of sin. When I fell into a dark pit of despair Jesus pulled me out cleaned me up. Jesus filled me with His Spirit. Jesus set me up in a high place. Jesus called me His beloved!
I call out to the Lord in one way or another every day. Jesus is always near enough to hear my cries. The Lord moves even closer when I incline my heart to Him. Jesus always answers me with peace and love!
I love Jesus! I don’t love Jesus just because He answers when I call out to Him. I love Jesus because He loves me. His answers just remind me of His great love for me!
Jesus loves you! He is near enough to hear when you cry out to Him. He draws even closer when you incline your heart to Him. If you call out to Jesus He will answer you with peace and love!
Love isn’t meant to be tested rationalized analyzed or explained. Love is God’s greatest gift to us. Jesus gave it to us to be treasured and enjoyed!
Declare your love for Jesus today!
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