Friday, April 16, 2010

I Love You Lord!

I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1-2)

The above psalm is one of the Passover psalms (Ps. 113-118) that was most likely recited by Jesus on the night of His arrest as He was celebrating Passover with His disciples (Luke 22:15).

The author of this psalm is unknown; however it reflects the psalmist’s love for the Lord. The wording of "I love the Lord" in Hebrew suggests deep excitement and emotion. He has inclined His ear to me: As in psalm 40:1, these words speak of the love of God: He bends from His place of glory to meet the needs of His people.

My wife and I just returned home from a wonderful and lovely three days camping trip on the Oregon coast. While walking along the sandy beach and looking out at all of God’s beautiful creation, I began to think of the love I have for our Lord.

It is so amazing that our loving and Holy God would even think about a sinner like me, but He heard my voice when I pleaded for mercy and forgiveness. God heard my voice when I accepted His Son, Jesus into my life as my Savior and Lord. God heard my supplications because He inclined His ear just for me, a sinner, who humbled himself before the Almighty. I will forever call upon the Lord my God as long as I shall live.

Like the lyrics to this old Christian hymnal: Thank you Lord for saving my soul. Thank you Lord for making me whole. Thank you Lord for giving to me, my great Salvation so rich and free. Amen.


Chatty Crone said...

We have so much to be thankful for don't we? sandie

Cathy M. said...

I volunteer with Child Evangelism Fellowship. We do a "Bible Club" in one of the elementary schools in my town. We sing that song regularly. I always take time to explain the phrase "rich and free." What riches He had given us in Christ! It's free for us, but I don't think I can comprehend what it cost Him.

Have a happy Lord's day tomorrow!

Sheila Deeth said...

Thank you God for beautiful words of reminder too.

The Oregon coast is beautiful isn't it.

Lloyd said...

Thank you Chatty Crone, Kathy and Sheila for your visits and comments. We do have so much to be thankful for. Our Lord has blessed us all with His free gift of Salvation. What more could we ask of Him?

And, yes Sheila...The Oregon coast is so beautiful. It reflects all of the beauty of God's creation. God's blessings to each of you. Lloyd

Lynda Young said...

I love the Lord! These are wonderful words to remember always. They remind us of who we are, and to whom we belong.

mama'ritha said...

Thank you for this beautiful blog. We love Him because He first loved us.

Kelly L said...

Great post.. Love that we have a Father who continues to bless us, forever us, and love us.... He and He alone is worthy of ALL of our worship..

Love to see pictures of the Oregon coast..


AnooCre8ion said...

This post has such a tenderness to it, that it really touched my heart. I am so in awe of God and His unconditional love for me.

Thank you for sharing this.


Lloyd said...

I want to thank each of you for your comments. I will have to post a few pictures of the Oregon coast for you Kelly so you can enjoy what my wife and I do each time we visit there.

Vickie, like you when I was meditating on Psalm 116 it touched my heart so much that I was lead by our Lord to share it on my blog. God loves us so much that He is there just waiting for us to humble ourselves and come to Him.

God's blessings to each of you. Lloyd

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I am so thankful for His amazing love. He has been so good to me and has shown Himself faithful to me in such abundance.

Thanks for this great reminder of who He is and how much He loves us. I also just love that little chorus - we sing it at church every once in a while.

Anonymous said...

My favourite saying of late is:

God is good.... all the time!
All the time... God is good!!!

Thanx Lloyd, your blog always lifts my spirits and reminds me of just how good God is in my life!

God Bless!

Rinka said...

Yr site is BEAUTIFUL!!!!