“I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
The opening phrase in this psalm, “I will love you,” communicates an intimacy based on experience. Just like a lover toward his only true love, the psalmist, King David, claims the treasures of God as his own. An intimate relationship with the Lord is a beautiful thing to behold.
When a person belongs to another in a healthy, warm, and loving relationship, freedom is bestowed, and they thrive. The one who is genuinely loved will flourish in all that they do. Someone who is deeply and truly loved enjoys a sense of security, even boldness. Such security promotes growth and builds confidence that is not easily defeated by outside forces.
To belong to another is good. But to claim God as your very own possession far surpasses all other relationships. Eight times, David makes it known that God is his everything. In metaphor upon metaphor, David expressed his love for the Lord, who had shown him kindness, mercy, and deliverance in suffering and peril. “The LORD is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my strength, my shield, my salvation, and my stronghold.”
Today, you are to be secure, bold, and confident because the One who owns you has allowed Himself to be owned by you. The moment you call out to Jesus for salvation, He becomes yours.
The question is, have you called to Him? Have you made Christ your very own? Can you sincerely say, “He is mine?” If not, do it today!
Awaiting His Return,
– Pastor Jack
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