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Today's reading: Psalm 116:1-11

The psalmist declares his love for God and then provides, what the lawyer side of me would call, supporting documentation for this love in the remaining verses of Psalm 116.

"I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me..." (vs. 1-2)

As I read through the verses of this psalm, my thoughts kept going to those opening words "I love the Lord, because." So I spent a few minutes pondering my love for the Lord and how I would finish the statement. I decided to draw from verses 6 and 7 for my "I love because" statement because the psalmist's words resonated with me. You see my husband and I have been going through one of those difficult seasons (where our circumstances didn't make sense to us) for the past couple of years. And as we've prayed and sought God's direction, the repeatedly response has been to wait. It's just in the last six weeks or so that we are seeing God open doors--in amazing ways. (God is so good!) So here's where I landed for my "I love because" statement: I love the Lord, because when I was low, He sustained me; in His goodness, God has dealt bountifully with me.

What's your "I love because" statement? Take a few minutes and finish this statement: "I love you Lord, because _____________________________________________." Tami

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You are saving me

I love you, Lord, because, in this season of overwhelming pain, when no one else has truly been there for me, you haven't abandoned me.

Because he is using people like you to inspire daily. You show us new ways to look at God and his Word and you give us a glimpse into something you may be going through which we have been through or are currently. Thank you for all you do.

Because I may be beat up but God never leaves me

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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