"The Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me in the night, a prayer to the God of my life."
The God of my life has taught me the same truth He taught the Psalmist; dwelling in His Presence can become my place of habitation if I so choose. It is an open invitation to everyone! There are no favorites; He loves us all the same. What makes the difference is how much we choose to love Him.
The children of Israel were given constant guidance under the covering of a cloud of His Presence by day, and He became their "night light" at night. The Psalmist is declaring he abides daily in the loving kindness of the God of His life, and He puts him to bed at night with His song as a mother tenderly lullabies her child.
He ends the verse with these words:
"A prayer to the God of my life."
May I ask you this morning who is the God of your life, and to whom or to what are you making your habitation by day, and to whom or what do you seek comfort during the night? Who or what is the God of your life? The world offers many counterfeits, and the father of lies sends many deceiving temptations that appear as angels of light, but there is only one true God. You will find Him in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
May you join the Psalmist this morning in turning your affections to our God who is love, that you may be filled eternally as no other can. His arms are always open to receive you just as your are.
In His love.
As pure and white as our recent snow we may become though our sins are as scarlet. That is perfected love through Jesus, our Savior. Run into the outstretched arms!
(Photo taken on New River Trail in Galax, Virginia while running with a client this week.)