Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"I Could Sing of Your Love Forever?!?"

I've noticed that I will be the first to say, "I love talking about the Lord!" or "I love singing praise songs!" or something like that, but this verse stopped me in my tracks today.
Psalm 31:1 "I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
Whoa. David sets a high standard here. "All times" and "continually". I don't give enough thought, praise, worship, acknowledgment, or discussion. I was trying to imagine what my life would look like if His praises were really continually on my lips. Why aren't they?

I serve an infinite God. So huge that I can't wrap my mind around even the tiniest portion of Him. He is too big for me. The stars bow before Him and the earth is His footstool. I am His servant, worthy of death, yet He brought me into the light and gave me life. He is my Rock and Shield. A Strong Tower when I am afraid. He is my Comforter. He is the Lover of my soul, who loves me with an intimate, unending love - the true kind that lasts forever. He brings me joy in the simple things of life. He is that constant friend that I can talk to when I wiping down tables at Chick-Fil-A. No matter where I am, He is. He always listens. He is not the type of friend that doesn't understand. When I cry, He does too, because He knows what I'm going through. He knows because He suffered the temptations and bore my sin, as His OWN, on the cross. When I laugh, I laugh with His joy, because it is firmly planted in everything I do.When I sleep, He doesn't - because He is always watching out for me. When I throw up half-hearted prayers, He still hears. when I fail Him for the 1,000,000th time, He still forgives me and takes me back into His arms.

What wondrous love is this! Why am I not going crazy at the magnitude of it all and screaming it from the roof-tops? Lord, forgive me for taking Your truly-awesomeness lightly!
Psalm 34:3 "Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!"
I was too tired to come up with a P31W post tonight - so I just went on a little rant - but be expecting one in the near future. :)


Watson said...

Good post ash!!!;)

Anna Rentfro said...

I get SO excited when i read or talk about stuff like this! This was a GREAT post!!!!!:)

Daniel G said...

This just makes me smile :] thanks for the constant reminders of how great God really is.

Ashley said...

Thanks you guys! Your sweet comments are soo encouraging!