Hi, y’all! Did you realize it’s Wednesday again already? Sometimes I’m not so sure about this Wednesday thing. It makes me realize how fast time is flying. In some ways that’s good. In others, it needs to just slow right down. At any rate, ready or not, it’s here, and this week, we choose our favorite verses from Psalms 107-127.
Psalm 116:16-17–O Lord, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds. To You I shall offer a sacrifce of thanksgiving, and call upon the name of the Lord.
If we had any idea at all what we owe God, don’t you think it would knock us backwards to consider it? If you really sat down and gave it some thought and started counting your blessings, you wouldn’t get far before you’d realize the debt is much bigger than you’ll ever be able to pay. I mean, God is worthy of praise and thanksgiving simply because HE EXISTS. (And by the way, that’s one of the reasons I love it when He calls Himself I AM. Gives me chills. He IS. That’s all He needs to be. Think about that for a while…) But He didn’t stop at existing. He didn’t stop at making us exist. He lavished us with grace and mercy and gifts beyond our wildest dreams, even some gifts we don’t realize He’s given us.
Consider salvation. Have you ever thought about what you’ve been delivered from? Not surface thought, but deep thought? Tell me that isn’t worthy of devoting every single second of your life to Him. Some of us have been healed of diseases. Some of us have been delivered from horrors we thought we’d have to face the rest of our lives. Some of us have been freed from sins that should have been our undoing. How much do we owe Him?
We owe Him everything. Our next breath. The works of our hands. The praises from our lips. But do we give Him that? If you’re like me, chances are, you don’t. And that’s a shame. In this new year, it’s one of the things I’m working on, seeing every bit of my life in relation to God. Realizing that every single thing I do should be for Him. Giving Him my all. It’s hard. It requires a complete reprogramming of my sinful human mind. But I want it. It’s what we all should want, to be God’s servant. Read the verse again. Boy, do we ever owe Him big time…
So, share your favorites from Psalms 107-127 in the comments. Then be sure to come back next week ready to talk about what has been dubbed “Part 5b,” Psalms 128-150. Can’t wait to hear from you!