Because Of God's Love For Me

Because of God's Love for Me

By Vicki Molinari 

The day came just like many other days.  After a restless night's sleep, I was awakened early.  Before my feet hit the floor, I said "Thank you God for your love and mercy and for a new day in which to serve You".  You see, every morning, that is my brief prayer, stated to the Lord.  However unlike most days, I woke up with a song on my heart. 

Your Praise Will Ever Be On My Lips by Bethel Music

The writer sings... God's love is devoted and enduring.  Beyond the horizon there is mercy for today.  God is faithful and He pledges Himself to me and it’s why I sing.....Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips!

And this scripture filled my thoughts.

Psalm 19:14 (ESV)

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."

I believe, on that morning, through a song and a Bible verse, came a word to me from the Lord.  Though simple, it is significant and it has carried me into this New Year. 

The word:  Realize His amazing love for me endures forever, praise Him always and let all I do and say be pleasing to Him.  I also could not shake the phrase, "because of God's love for me".  I prayed the words back to God and asked him to help me to apply this to my life!  

Not long after, I wrote a few heart desires down in my journal.

Because of God's love for me.....For 2017: 

Heavenly Father -

*  Cause me to be YOU-focused instead of ME-focused,  praising you always,

because of your love for me, which is like no other love.  

*  Allow me to be intentional in my relationships with others sharing words and thoughts acceptable to the Lord,  

because of your love for me, which is like no other love.  

*  May I pursue life with passion always moving forward, making plans & setting healthy goals, 

because of your love for me, which is like no other love.   

These are just a few of my desires, prayers and words from the Lord.  How about you? What are your hopes, dreams and desires for 2017?  Have you considered His vision for your life and that YOU matter to God.  Ask Him to speak to you and then trust and listen, and write it down.  

I declare that by staying focused on God, being led and directed by His love and the Holy Spirit, we can build meaningful relationships, while serving others.  We can have an impact on our family, our workplace, our community and this nation. Let's believe Him for great things in this new year.   

Let's pray.... 

Lord, Keep our hearts in tune with yours, knowing we are loved by You.  Because of that special love, we don't need to strive but trust in your warm embrace to make us stronger, living effective lives for You! We will give YOU all the glory!  In Jesus name, Amen.