Endless Symphony of Love

Life, with God in it, is like an endless symphony of love. Look at how much He loves you:

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens…When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet… Ps. 8:1 & 3 – 6. ESV

Of all the miraculous wonders that God created in this universe, He chose you to be His crown of creation. He granted the entire earth to His children and keeps His focus upon their well-being. That is some really big love.

How many ways does God’s love show up for you?

God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect…You have also given me the shield of your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me; so my feet did not slip. 2 Sam. 22:33, 36 & 37. NKJV

It is God who empowers you to live your highest and best life. He takes your best efforts (and your slip-ups) and transcends them – transforming you into complete righteousness, wrapping you up in His gentle saving love for all of eternity.

Even at your lowest points, God will lift you up; and it’s His pleasure to do so:

“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” Ps. 12:5 NKJV

He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy…He rescued me because He delighted in me. Ps. 18:16, 17 & 19. NASB

O LORD my God, I cried out to You for help, and you healed me. Ps. 30:2 NKJ

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing… Ps. 30:11 NKJV

In addition to taking you out of the valleys of your life, He sets you upon the peaks:

I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. Ps. 13:6 AMP

Moreover, God whispers His wise counsel into your heart so that you can remain within His largesse:

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the LORD who gives me counsel…because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Ps. 16:5 – 8. ESV

I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Ps. 32:8 ESV

So, if God holds you up as His most favored creation, cares for you, showers you with peace and abundance, lifts you out of spiritual darkness, floods you with His love and plants the wisdom in your hearts that you need to live on the highest spiritual plane, what is your symphony of love going to look like?

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His names sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Ps. 23 NKJV

Indescribable love…

Goodnight and God bless.

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How Do You Worship God?

A psalm is a sacred song used for worshiping God – a love song designed to help us connect with Him so that we may share our innermost thoughts and concerns.

King David was God’s master psalm writer. In fact, he wrote most of the psalms in the Bible. Here’s a part of one that he wrote for the daily services in the sanctuary of the Temple:

Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Ps. 105:1 – 3. NKJV

We see then that worship both glorifies God and shows our gratitude to Him for His providence.

God so loves it when you sing to Him:

Oh, come let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise with songs of praise!…Oh come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before our Maker! For He is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Ps. 95:1, 2, 6, 7. ESV

How you worship is your own personal affair. Some worship in private, some in church. Some sing, others may play music or dance. If you’re not trying to appear pious, God loves to see you express your worship in the presence of others as well. It’s yet another way that you can help Him connect His love to more people for the sake of their salvation, when they see the love pouring out of you. It advances the kingdom of God:

Sing to the LORD, all the earth Sing to the LORD, bless His name, proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all the peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised. Ps. 96:1 – 4. NKJV

Even our (godly) behavior can be a form of worship. After all, Christ told us that the way we love God is by living by His word:

…present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Rm. 12:1 ESV

So, how often are we to worship?

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall be continually in my mouth. Ps. 34:1

As we are doing that, we are continually loving God and being bathed in His love simultaneously. Because God’s love is boundless, we can afford to let His love flow out of us to the people around us so that they might get a taste of Him as well.

When we bless God with our love and obedience, He blesses us back:

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the paths of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper. Ps. 1:1 – 3. NKJV

In fact, God will surround us with Himself…

…let all rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor you will surround him as with a shield. Ps. 5;11, 12. NKJV

Goodnight and God bless.