Monday, January 14, 2008

My Challenge For You

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came upon me;
I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, save me!”
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the simplehearted;
when I was in great need, he saved me.
Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.
For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.
~Psalm 116:1-9 NIV

This is me. This is my life. This is my God. As I live each day and struggle with the mundane and not so mundane, I pray I meditate on these words as a reminder of God’s love and mercy and kindness and grace for me. Thank you Lord for who You are.

I challenge you to keep a journal or log (or blog!) of God's answer to prayer in your life. I promise you will be blessed. It's so easy to think God is not listening when in fact He hears our every cry. I know when I go through trials, I am so focused on the trial itself rather than on the Lord. This blog has helped me to grow immensely in my walk with the Lord. Whenever I come across a verse that really touches me or I feel applies to me, I share it with you in hopes that you, too, will be blessed. Let me know how the Lord is working in your life; I am very interested. . .