Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Daily - 8/5/08

Psalm 145:13-21

13 Your reign is a reign for all ages, your dominion for all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in every word, and faithful in every work.

14 The LORD supports all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

15 The eyes of all look hopefully to you; you give them their food in due season.

16 You open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

17 You, LORD, are just in all your ways, faithful in all your works.

18 You, LORD, are near to all who call upon you, to all who call upon you in truth.

19 You satisfy the desire of those who fear you; you hear their cry and save them.

20 You, LORD, watch over all who love you, but all the wicked you destroy.

21 My mouth will speak your praises, LORD; all flesh will bless your holy name forever.

To me, this is a great description of how the Lord works with the faithful. All of these great things can happen to those eyes look hopefully to God (v. 15), who call upon Him in truth (v. 18), who fear Him (v. 19), and love him (v. 20).

It amazes me that it has taken me so long to see this. It’s all about faith in the Lord. Loving Him, trusting Him, obeying Him, and having confidence in Him. The further you go down this road, the greater your relationship with God is, and (I believe) the more He calls you to do His work.

Lord, please increase our faith. Help us to grow in our knowledge of you, and to begin to feel that peace that transcends all understanding. Help us to know the length and width and breadth of your love. Help us have the faith to make ourselves available to you, so that we let you build us into what you want us to be.