“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” Psalm 89:1-2
Heavenly Father, Ethan the Ezrahite gets the credit for this Psalm, but you’re the reason it could be written. We begin this Monday in the uber-steadfastness of your love, and the rock-steadiness of your faithfulness. As fully as possible, we want to delight in both—not merely dabble in them.
Because of what you have done for us in Jesus, we can be certain you won’t be using a scorecard, thermometer, or scale to measure our performance today… or forever. Hallelujah, and “Whew!” Because you’ve raised us to newness of life in Jesus, and have hidden our lives in his, you cannot love us more than you do right now. In fact, every nanosecond you love us just as much as you love Jesus—astonishing...
Even when you discipline us, it’s never out of irritation or exasperation, but only by the favor and affection you have lavished on us in Jesus. Such kindness moves us to repentance like nothing else. Such love compels us to worship you, and love others with more compassion and grace.
Lastly, Father, free us to rest more fully in your inviolate sovereignty and unwavering faithfulness. Nothing can alter, deter, or derail your plans for us, and all national, global, and cosmic matters. In Jesus’ name, and with tons of gratitude, we pray, “Amen!”