Monday Motivator – October 4

How have you experienced God’s love lately?

What do you find the most amazing about His love?

This past Saturday was a sparkling day in Boston. The blue skies, clouds, and warm weather were a delight to enjoy. As I went on a long bike ride after lunch, the words of Psalm 36 came to mind, especially verse 5-9, and I started singing the melody that the band Third Day composed from that Psalm years ago.

Read Psalm 36.

[The verses below are the ones from the song that I sang on my bike.]

5 Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness stretches to the skies.

6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice rolls like the oceans tide. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.

7 How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.

9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

Why do I love to sing Psalm 36? It reminds me of the awe and majesty of the God who is the Creator, King, Savior, and Shepherd, and who is loving, kind, wise, powerful, forgiving, and sovereign. Take another look at verses 5-9 and consider a few of my thoughts…

5 Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

His love saturates the world I live in and is all around me. He is faithful and will not leave me.

6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.

He is holy and will continue His work of making me holy and pure like Him. He cares about the wrongs done by me, and to me, and He will fix both.

7 How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

He has deep affection for me. We can find peace, shelter, and refuge under His care.

8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.

He feeds me because He is the bread and water of life. His resource is good and overflowing.

9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

He is light and in Him we find the light and wisdom that guides us to live our lives well.

I realized anew that Psalm 36:7 is something I needed to take to heart – “How priceless is the unfailing love of God!” Grow devotionally. The love of God that reaches to the heavens is available and He desires that it reach deep inside of you and me. What a joy to experience the divine love that flows from His heart into mine. Go ahead and sing Psalm 36 today.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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