Devotional for Wednesday September 2nd

Good Morning Everyone,
 
Our theme for this month: “You are loved”
 
Our Bible verse for today: “Be still, and know that I am God …” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
 
Our thought for today: “Be still and let God love you.”
 
Yesterday I asked you to end your devotional time by listening to the song “Rescue” by Lauren Daigle. I provided the words for you and suggested that you follow along with the song, reading the words and thinking deeply about the profound truth being revealed. I also urged you to hear the Father’s voice speaking to you through the words of the song.
 
Did you do it? It would only have taken an extra 3 ½ minutes of your time. Or, were you in too much of a hurry to get on with other things? Did you read the devotional, glance at the lyrics, and then rush off into you day?
 
In Psalm 46:10 God calls us to slow down, be still, and know that He is God. He paints a picture for us of sitting quietly with Him and deeply experiencing His presence, His love, His comfort. If you read the entire Psalm you realize these words were written within the context of a world in chaos. That’s what the Psalmist was describing. In the midst of all that, God is there waiting for us to be still and to experience Him. But many of us don’t because we’re in so much of a hurry all the time.
 
Almost thirty years ago I adopted Psalm 46:10 as one of my personal life verses for this very reason. If I want to truly experience God in a deep and rich relationship, I need to carve out the time to simply sit with Him and let Him express His love for me. An important part of becoming sensitive enough to truly experience God’s love, is to simply sit quietly before Him and let Him love you.
 
So, I would like us to try yesterday’s experiment again. Let God communicate His heart for you through another song by Lauren Daigle. Go to Google and listen to the song “You Say”. And again, as you listen to Lauren sing, hear the words of the Father speaking personally to you. Here are the lyrics. Please read them as you listen to the song:
 
I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know, ooh oh
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh, You say I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh, I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe
The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity, ooh oh
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh, You say I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh, I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh, I believe
Taking all I have and now I’m layin’ it at Your feet
You’ll have every failure God, You’ll have every victory, ooh oh
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh, You say I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh, I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe
Oh, I believe (I), yes, I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe (oh)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jason Ingram / Lauren Daigle / Paul Brendon Mabury
You Say lyrics © Essential Music Publishing
 
God loves you very much. He wants you to know of His love, but He also wants you to experience it in a deep and real way. Sometimes we just need to sit still and let Him love us.
 
God Bless,
Pastor Jim
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