A Song Of Personal Thanksgiving
I love the Lord.” What a beautiful way to begin a praise, a new day, each moment of our lives! And then the psalmist begins to tell us why:
Psalm 116:1 (NKJV) I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications.
He preserves and saves;
Psalm 116:6 (NKJV) The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
Psalm 116:8 (NKJV) For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, And my feet from falling.
He sets us free.
Psalm 116:16 (NKJV) O LORD, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have loosed my bonds.
But it’s the heartwarming promise found in verse 2 that gives us a glimpse of the personal relationship God so longs to have with His children, because He bends down to listen.
Psalm 116:2 (NLT2) Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
What a beautiful image, the almighty God — Lord and Ruler of All — bends down to listen as we pray. Just imagine… God not only invites us to pray whenever, wherever, and about whatever we want, but He leans over, to get just a little closer, to make sure He doesn’t miss a word of what we have to say.
Holy Father, just the thought of You bending down to listen to me fills me with awe and joy and praise. Thank You for loving me so.
Excerpted with permission from God’s Promises Every Day by Jack Countryman