Powered by 4 - September 17, 2016

Because

Today's reading: Psalm 116:1-11

The psalmist declares his love for God and then provides, what the lawyer side of me would call, supporting documentation for this love in the remaining verses of Psalm 116.

"I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me..." (vs. 1-2)

As I read through the verses of this psalm, my thoughts kept going to those opening words "I love the Lord, because." So I spent a few minutes pondering my love for the Lord and how I would finish the statement. I decided to draw from verses 6 and 7 for my "I love because" statement because the psalmist's words resonated with me. You see my husband and I have been going through one of those difficult seasons (where our circumstances didn't make sense to us) for the past couple of years. And as we've prayed and sought God's direction, the repeatedly response has been to wait. It's just in the last six weeks or so that we are seeing God open doors—in amazing ways. (God is so good!) So here’s where I landed for my “I love because” statement: I love the Lord, because when I was low, He sustained me; in His goodness, God has dealt bountifully with me.

What's your "I love because" statement? Take a few minutes and finish this statement: "I love you Lord, because _____________________________________________." Tami

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