20 July 2014

Yahweh: My God

"O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.

Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.

Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely."

 ~Psalms 63:1, 3-5, 7, 8 NLT

I love King David's praises. He sings to Yahweh as one who is familiar with Him, as well as one who worships and serves Him. 

The love of God for us is such a full, rich, many-faceted thing. It is splendid, glorious, fiery, comforting, cleansing, world-changing and beautiful beyond description. 

When you have known the overwhelming love of God, the Psalms make perfect sense, and your soul sings. 

Lord of Lords, King of Kings, You are MY King, and I not only will proclaim Your name, but gladly and joyfully claim it as well. I love You, because You first loved me . . . You taught me what love actually is, and showed me the power of what it does. Pour Your love out upon Your people, wherever they are. Pour Your love out upon their friends, family and associates. Make waves of Your love to wash into and over us all, that we can once again know You, and chose to seek the Lamb before You come again in judgement as the Lion. Thank You, Lord. Thank You. 

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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!