I've been picking songs to go on my "playlist" today and I'm just overwhelmed! God is so good. I love worship music. I just see how good God is, even when I'm not. He is looking to show me His overflowing love. Worship for me points me to Jesus. I so want to radiate His love and compassion to others!
Even as a young believer, I didn't understand the love of Jesus. I was always looking out for Him to "get me". I knew I didn't match up to His standards, and I was sure He was going to come back and be find me lacking....
Truth is, I had no idea how much He loved me. I had no idea that I was precious in His sight and that He loved me unconditionally. That He loved me as much as He was ever going to love me. There was no place that I was going to arrive to and then be "worthy" of His love! I think that is why I so love worship music. Truly our God is mighty to save and He is worthy of our praise!
Psalm 40:1-3 (amplified)
"I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord: and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings. And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord."
I am forever changed! My days aren't perfect, but in the sight of our Father, I am covered by the precious blood of Jesus and old things truly are passed away and all things are made new! I had to realize that the old really is the old and I didn't have to hang onto it anymore! I didn't have to carry it around like an old baby "lovey"! Sometimes we don't even realize how comfortable we are carrying around our dirty old hurts and baggage!
The new is so good! The blessings and full heart of God is so good! We don't have to let our past destroy our future! God is good and He loves us so.
I pray that today you are encouraged and built up. Our God is mighty to save! He can save us from despair and hopelessness. Even when we have become believers, sometimes we have forgotten to put on the "new man". It's a walk. Regularly, I see the old man right there in front of me. Old habits die hard. I know that God can move the mountains in my life. Let's see them moved together as we journey up the hill he has put before us!
Let us press on and lay hold of all that God has already laid hold of for us! Let's look up and worship the One who can move those mountains! Blessings to you this day!