Words from the Heart for Saturday November 3rd, 2018
Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
Psalm 90:14 (NLT)
How did you begin your day today? Did you have great concerns and even fear of what the day might hold? Did anxious thoughts fill the long, dark night hours? The enemy would want us to face our day with dread. He wants us to forget that we are loved by a faithful God. The truth is that the morning light means we step into the unfailing love of our Lord. We can know His joy today and onward.
An Ispsos Reid poll a few years back revealed that just 24% of Canadians are ‘satisfied’ with their body weight. 31% of men were much more likely than women (19%) to be ‘satisfied’ with their weight. 28% of Canadians said they feel they needed to lose 15 pounds or less in order to be satisfied with their weight, while 25% say that they’d have to lose 16 to 30 pounds. 12% would need to lose 31-50 pounds and 9% say that they’d need to lose over 50 pounds to be satisfied.
Christians ought to be the most satisfied people in the world. We have been given the gift of eternal life and out of that great gift we receive every other blessing in Christ. Every promise that God has given to His people is ours, as His children adopted into His family. As such, we share in His inheritance. And the Bible promises that each and every day we can count on God pouring out His love and gifts on us. The Psalmist prays this way in Psalm 90:14: “Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.” This verse reminds me of the Lord’s prayer where we are taught to pray, “give us this day our daily bread.” We can count on God answering that prayer. Each and every morning we wake up with a fresh awareness of God’s abiding presence and can trust Him to pour His unfailing love into our lives. The result will be a spirit of praise rising out of our lives, not just today, but through this life and into eternity.
These have been words from the heart.