You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands. May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word. I know, O LORD, that your regulations are fair; you disciplined me because I needed it. Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant. Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight. Bring disgrace upon the arrogant people who lied about me; meanwhile, I will concentrate on your commandments. Let me be united with all who fear you, with those who know your laws. May I be blameless in keeping your decrees; then I will never be ashamed. Psalm 119:73-80 NLT
Do you know that my love for you is never failing? Do you know that my tender mercy for you is never ending? Yes, I know that your love for me will never fail me. Yes, I know that your tender mercy toward me will never end. That’s good. But I know that you have much more to say on this subject. Yes, I do. What I know about your never-failing love and never-ending mercy is not where I want it to be. Where is my never-failing love and never-ending mercy? I am more than a little sad to say that much of this knowledge is in my head. In my mind, I know without a doubt that you love and care for me. In my mind, I know that your tender mercy will never end. You will always forgive me. You will never forsake me. You will always help me to keep me moving forward with you. But you are not satisfied with this knowledge? No, I am not, not for a second. I want to know your love for me deep within my heart. I want to be overwhelmed by love. I want to be knocked over by your love. I want to be bowed down by your love. I want to be in constant and ongoing awe, knowing that you love and care for me. I want to live each moment of every day with the conscious awareness of your tender mercies toward me. Let me be clear, my dissatisfaction is with me, not with you. What are you going to do with your dissatisfaction? I am going to keep on drawing near to you. I am going to keep on seeking you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. What do you think I will do for you? I know that you will draw near to me as I draw near to you. I know that when I seek you with all that is within me, I will find you. I know that as I continue to draw near to you and seek you, my love for you will move more fully from my head into my heart. I know that you will give me what I am asking for. I know that you will help me to know and love you even more, as I continue draw near to you and seek you. Yes, I will answer this prayer and desire of your heart as you draw near to me and seek me with all that is within you. Thank you. Lord.
Heavenly Father. I know your love for me is unfailing. I know your tender mercy toward me never ends. Help me to comprehend these two truths with all that is within me. Help me to live more fully in your love. I love you with all heart, mind, soul and strength. Amen
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