how much do you love God?

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How much do you love God and why?

The psalmist can­not hold back from ex­press­ing his love to God and we should not be able to ei­ther. His rea­sons for lov­ing God should be ours: Be­cause when I pray, God hears me and in his time and per­fect way he an­swers me. He res­cues me from deep de­spair and he keeps me safe. He com­forts me in my times of sor­row. He for­gives me when I don’t de­serve it. And he gives me rest. This is a won­der­ful tes­ti­mony to the good­ness of God — but it is David’s. In other words, these were real (spe­cific) ac­counts David had in mind that re­minded him of the good­ness of God and stirred up his love.

We can all say the above things are true and God is so good. But when you say them and re­call specif­i­cally how they ap­ply to you, you like David will over flow with love ap­pre­ci­a­tion for God. Then you too will be ask­ing — what can I do for a God who loves me like that? David came up with a few things we can do: 1. Praise God pub­licly and pri­vately for his good­ness. 2. Keep our prom­ises to him. 3. Of­fer thanks­giv­ing to him. Spend some time in spe­cific re­flec­tion to­day and you too will start the day, “I love the Lord, be­cause...” (Psalms 116:1)

Dr. Wil­liam Burn­ham is a pas­tor at Point of Grace Church in Cov­ing­ton. He can be reached at burn­hamw@char­ter.net.

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