Monday, October 29th


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. - Psalm 136:1

 Dear Lord, I remember rattling off this verse as the after dinner prayer every evening in my parents’ home.  It became almost as hard to think about while saying it as the precious prayer you gave us.  But WOW, when I think of what it really means, it is the foundation of my life.  I have never known any love from any person like the love that you show me.  Everyone has a limit.  Everyone becomes conditional sooner or later.  Everyone can wear out.  Even I don't love anyone as much as I long to be loved.  But ... your love for me endures forever.  How can you do that?  How can you be that? How can you love me when I am selfish or act out as much as when I am docile and good?  I trust your love when I look at the cross and when I hear your word.  It was your love that got me through the night and it is your love that will get me through this day.  "I am loved by God!"  This will be my strength today. Amen

"God's love is the single most stunning reality in the life of a believer." - Paul David Tripp