As I was in prayer this morning, I asked God what was on His heart. When I opened the Bible, it turned right to Psalm 136. I noticed in the Expanded Bible that the title along the side said, “God’s Love Continues Forever.” That caught my attention.
It starts with verse one saying, “Give thanks to [Praise] the Lord because he is good. His ·love [loyalty] continues forever.”
Over and over again this Psalm speaks of His enduring Love ~ And how He does great miracles ~ And how He defeats our enemies ~ And how He is always there in the midst of our troubles ~ And how He provides all we need ~ All of this done out of His Great Love for us!
After I finished being fixated on this Word, I turned to something else to read and what I came upon again noted Psalm 136. Ok, God, I guess this verse is Your verse for the rest of the day!
From there I moved onto Ephesians 3:14-21. This bears the title of The Love of Christ. The Expanded Bible reads ~
14 So [C Paul begins again the prayer he started in v. 1] I ·bow in prayer [kneel] before the Father 15 from whom ·every [or the whole] ·family [C a play on words, since the words “father” and “family” are related] in heaven and on earth gets its true name. 16 I ask the Father ·in his great glory [or from the treasures of his glory; or out of his glorious riches] to give you the power to be strong ·inwardly [L in the inner person] through his Spirit. 17 I pray that Christ will ·live [make his home] in your hearts by faith and that your life will be ·strong in love and be built on love [L rooted and grounded in love]. 18 And I pray that you and all ·God’s holy people [T the saints] will have the power to ·understand [comprehend; grasp] the greatness of Christ’s love—how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is. 19 Christ’s love is ·greater than anyone can ever know [beyond comprehension/knowledge], but I pray that you will be able to know that love. ·Then [L …so that] you can be filled with the fullness of God.
20 ·Glory be to God, who can [L Now to the One who is able to] do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine through his power working in us. 21 To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all ·time [generations], forever and ever. Amen.
I pray the same for you. On His heart for me today was a reminder that no matter whatever I go through personally or whatever prayer needs there are for everything that is happening in our world today, His Love is So Great and Powerful that I have no need for concern. He has already, and will again at any moment, defeat what the world sees as great and powerful kings [Ps. 136:17-18]. He has and He will free us from all foes [Ps. 136:24]. In an instant He can change a crisis.
No matter what you’re going through ~ No matter what you’re praying about ~ Remember ~ Always Give Thanks to Him! Always Praise Him! God is So Good! His Great Love continues FOREVER! How Great is the Power of His Love!