A Few of My Favorite Things

Years ago when I realized that the Lord had given me an ability to teach and share His word, it became my goal to share about His unconditional love, His mercy, His grace and His gift of adoption to us who believe that Jesus Christ died, was buried and is risen as our living Savior.

I saw so many Christians who were like I was; reading the Bible but not really applying it to their everyday lives. We had grown up  believing in a God that’s “going to get you for that” or in thinking “you never know what God’s going to do” relationship; fearing God and His retribution rather than living in His love.  So I accepted my calling to proclaim the “good news of the gospel” to Christians.   It was and is my desire to see Christians walk in the full power of relationship with Christ and to receive fully from His blessings so that we truly are  examples of Jesus, Christians, on the earth. Many times it is the teaching of religion that heaps condemnation on people but through God’s goodness and love people are drawn into relationship.

There is nothing I find more fulfilling than sharing God’s word either through written communication, one on one personal interaction or teaching to a gathering. It’s my heart passion!

This morning when I found these verses, I asked myself why I hadn’t seen them before because they convey all that I desire to share with others.

Lord my God, you have done many amazing things!
    You have made great plans for us—too many to list.
I could talk on and on about them, because there are too many to count.

Lord, you made me understand this:
    You don’t really want sacrifices and grain offerings. You don’t want burnt offerings and sin offerings.
So I said, “Here I am, ready to do what was written about me in the book.
My God, I am happy to do whatever you want. I never stop thinking about your teachings.”
I told the good news of victory to the people in the great assembly.
    And, Lord, you know that I will never stop telling that good news.
10 I told about the good things you did. I did not hide these things in my heart.
I spoke of how you can be trusted to save us.  I did not hide your love and loyalty from those in the great assembly.
11 Lord, do not hide your mercy from me. Let your love and loyalty always protect me.” Psalm 40:5-11 ERV

Look particularly at verses 8-10

 I told about the good things you did. I did not hide these things in my heart.
I spoke of how you can be trusted to save us. I did not hide your love and loyalty from those in the great assembly.
11 Lord, do not hide your mercy from me. Let your love and loyalty always protect me.

Let me take the opportunity to declare again today – God is faithful, He is righteousness, He is my salvation and His love endures forever!

 

 

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