Why I love the Lord.
On Sunday nights after the evening service, a group of the “singles” (not restricted to age, or even marital status really… we just say “singles” because we make up the majority of the group) usually go out to dinner or dessert. This past Sunday, however, we didn’t go out after the service. We stayed at the church and had a prayer meeting, after which my friend bought pizza for everyone.
There were eight of us all together, and for over an hour we shared prayer requests and sought the Lord in prayer. Some people are burdened with financial difficulties, others with strained or severed relationships, and others with illnesses and injuries. But God is good, and I know that He is weaving the tapestry of every life to bring about His will for us.
I want to tell you a little about the God that I serve. I don’t know how well you know Him. I have no doubt that many of you probably know Him even better than I do. But I love Him.
My God is good. and everything that He does is good, even if it doesn’t appear that way to me. My God’s grace is good, and His mercy is good. His forgiveness is good.
His will for my life is good, and the purposes He has created me for are good. His plans are good – even when they conflict with my own plans. My God is a beautiful dreamer towards me.
His love is good. His love is pure. His love is perfect, and it casts out my every fear. There isn’t a thought that I have that He isn’t aware of. There isn’t a tear that I cry that He doesn’t catch and store in a little bottle. There isn’t a sigh I breathe that He doesn’t take note of.
My name is etched on the very palm of His hand, and there isn’t a moment that goes by that He isn’t calling my name out in prayer.
My God has never failed… He’s never even come close. He’s never broken a promise, left a prayer unanswered, forsaken His children, or fallen short of all He’s claimed to be.
He is worthy of my every breath, thought, word, action. He’s worthy of my every praise, and no rocks will ever praise Him in my place. He is so worthy, and I am so unworthy – yet He loves me.
He’s greater than even the word could ever hope to describe. He’s so trustworthy; He’s so faithful; He’s so true. He is my truth. He is my life. He is my eternity.
He’s my Savior, Sacrifice, Redeemer, stable Foundation, sure Word, and Sustainer. He’s righteous, just, and kind.
He is the King of kings; He is the Lord of lords; He is the God of gods; He is the Light and Life of all who trust in Him. He is the Holy, Holy, Holy One of Heaven.
He is the object of my worship, and I am the object of His affection. He is the subject of my life, and I am the subject of His love. He is the reason for my salvation, and I am the reason for His sacrifice.
He is all that ever was, ever is, and ever will be worth singing about. He’s the reason I sing, and He is the song that is ever on my lips. He is the Beginning and the End of a thing, and all that is inbetween.
He is the Best there ever was, and there is nothing that will ever be better.
He is the Word of the Lord, the Water my soul thirsts for, and the Will of the Father.
He claimed to be the great “I AM” – and He is. He has been everything I could ever need or want. He is my Best Friend. He is the lover of my soul. He is mine. and I love Him.
I love Him not just because of what He’s done for me, but because of Who He is. I love Him because He first loved me. I love Him not just for Bethlehem, but for Calvary. I love Him not just for yesterday, today, or tomorrow, but for all of eternity.
Who is God to you?
What does He mean to you?
Why do you love Him?
Posted on May 10, 2011, in Personal and tagged Friends, God, God's Goodness, God's Grace, God's Mercy, God's Will, Jesus Christ, Parkview Baptist Church, Prayer, Prayer Meeting, Why I love the Lord.. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.