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Because I Love Him

Because he has loved Me, therefore I will... –Psalm 91:14a

As I continue to explore Psalm 91, I noticed that the author of the Psalm changes from talking in third person about God’s promises to God speaking to us personally from His secret place and announcing promises in the first person. It is a dramatic shift in tone as it moves to God speaking prophetically to each one of us directly, denoting significantly more depth in the relationship.

This passage challenges the reader to set his love upon God. When he does, the promises come into effect, and God is indulgent with His promises to the one who loves Him.

Love is the cohesiveness that binds man to God, and God will be faithful to His beloved. Love always requires presence and nearness. Some people acknowledge that there is a God; others know Him. Neither maturity, nor education, nor family heritage, nor even a lifetime as a Christian can make a person “know” Him. Only an encounter with the Lord and time spent with Him will cause one to lay hold of the promises in these verses of Psalm 91.

We need to ask ourselves, "Do I really love Him?" Jesus asked this of Peter, a disciple, “Peter, do you love Me (John 21:15)?” Can you imagine how Peter must have felt when Jesus questioned him three times? Even so, we need to question ourselves because these promises are made only to those who have genuinely set their love on Him. These seven promises are reserved for those who return His Love.

I know firsthand how much easier life feels when I just do my own thing versus when I operate from a place of obedience. The difference is that doing what I ultimately want to do gives me instant gratification while committing to being obedient to the word and will of God has long lasting effects and impact on my life. I have learned that in this life I need and prefer the long game when it comes to positive outcomes. So I choose obedience, I choose love and commitment to the Lord and submit to his will knowing that every day won’t be easy but it will be rewarding.

The Lord said in John 14:15, “If you love Me, you will obey Me!” Our obedience is a reliable sign that shows us that we really love Him. Do you love Him? If you do, these promises are for you!

Lord, today and everyday going forth, I purpose to be faithful in my walk with You and to set my love upon You. Lord, I choose to obey Your commands. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me. In the name of Jesus. Amen

🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Keeping his commandments keeps me safe and protected from seen/unseen danger as well as sets the tone for how I interact with others. It is the foundation of my grace for others and for myself. Obedience not only governs how I treat others, it governs how I treat myself and honor my mental health and wellness. It protects my mind! I believe because it provides me with what I need daily to do and be the best version of myself.

If you are a believer, have you evaluated what your beliefs are rooted in? Every once in a while it is essential that we reevaluate our beliefs and how those beliefs influence our decisions and behaviors.



This song is a favorite that really ushers me into the spirit! As you go about your day today, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Simply Beautiful !

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