UNFAILING LOVE OF GOD

Psalms of Honesty and Truth

“Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace…” we sing with tears in our eyes for we know God’s love never fails, never gives up on us, no matter what. God did not give up on the world that turned their backs on Him. He had a plan from the beginning of creation to save us…from our sinful, full of pride and wanting our own way selves. Throughout His Word, Who even became flesh, He taught us to love, not as humans love, but with a love that assumes the best, not the worst in others, a love that deeply forgives all the insults hurled, a love that gives life. Love’s actions then bring peace and washes away all hurt and anxiousness. Yes, His Love trumps all other emotions and circumstance.

The first words of our next passage of wisdom from Psalm 119 is this…”Let your love, God, shape my life.” We can almost stop right there and just pray and meditate on those precious words all day long on this Christmas Eve. Let your love, a love that never gives up, never fails, your life giving love, take over my being. Let our first thoughts and last thoughts today be love followed by peace. These are the most precious gifts given to us by God, our Heavenly Father.

Psalm 119:41-48, The Message

Let your love, God, shape my life
with salvation, exactly as you promised;
Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery
because I trusted your Word.
Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—
your commandments are what I depend on.
Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me,
guard it now, guard it ever;
And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces
as I look for your truth and your wisdom;
Then I’ll tell the world what I find,
speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.
I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—
relishing every fragment of your counsel.

Yes, Lord, let Your Love shape my life today and always…
In Jesus Name, Amen

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And I’m singing…
O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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