Monday, June 30, 2014

Psalms 101-105

God doesn't give us what we deserve.  He gives us His unconditional, everlasting, and life-giving love instead.  That's grace at it's finest.

The Psalmists in today's reading praise God for His awesome creation and all the ways God's works reflect His graciousness and abounding love (Psalms 101-105).

God's love is always so much wider, higher, and deeper than anything we could fabricate and envision on our own.  God's love is powerful.

We see God's love come to us in human form through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

God's love is HERE and very REAL for people like you and me.

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Praise the Lord, my soul,

    and forget not all his benefits—

who forgives all your sins

    and heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit

    and crowns you with love and compassion,

who satisfies your desires with good things

    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Let's praise God that His love is enough for all of us, both now and for eternity.

We can look back in hindsight and recognize His love after the fact.  We can let our imaginations jump forward in anticipation of His love that is to come.

But the good news is that God's love isn't just a fleeting moment that "was," or a future hope that "will be."  God's love is always happening right now.

How is God crowning You with love and compassion?  How is He forgiving you, healing you, redeeming you, and satisfying you? 

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank You for Your amazing love and all the ways it transforms my life, moment to moment.

Open my heart to Your Holy Spirit and all the ways Your love is alive and at work right in front of me.  Help me share Your love with those You purposefully put in my life.

I pray for __________________.  Fill him/her/them with Your love and compassion and crown them.  You know what he/she/they need.  Forgive, heal, redeem, and crown him/her/them with Your glory.

In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit I pray,


In Christ's love,
*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more. 

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