I Love Because

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Today's reading: Psalm 116:1-11

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

"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 the opening phrase: "I love the Lord, because . . ." So I spent a few minutes pondering my love for the Lord and how I would finish that statement.

I was drawn to the message found in verses 6 and 7 because the psalmist's words resonated with me. You see, my husband and I have had to deal with a number of difficult circumstances over the past five years. But God was right there with us, and He sustained and grew us spiritually through it all. As I write today, we are in a place (spiritually, physically and emotionally) that I could never have imagined just a few years ago. God has certainly "dealt bountifully" with us!

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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Thank you for making me stop this morning and ponder this question.

Beautiful love Psalms 116!

"I love you Lord, because You first loved me and You still love
me although I am not perfect._____________________________________________."

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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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