God never leaves my side. He has never let me down. I feel his goodness next to me all the days of my life. No matter how dangerous my situation becomes, I feel safe, knowing He is with me. I am never afraid anymore because I have grown into Him and He, into me. I walk with the Lord.
I have prayed since I was a child for wisdom because I wanted to please the Lord, just as Solomon pleased the Lord. I have walked with the Lord because I wanted to please Him just as Enoch did. And I feel God’s pleasure upon my head like warm sunshine. There is no greater pleasure in the world than to feel His smile upon me.
I love God because He loves me first. He gives me energy, passion and desire to do good in the world. He lifts me up from evil thoughts and temptations. He instructs me and grows me every day. He took me from a crooked branch and made me better in every way. He makes me feel good about myself. He makes me feel blameless and not cursed. Because He has led my feet into his ways, I am proud to be a human being, his child.
I am so thankful for God, especially when I turn around and see all that He has done in my life and the lives of my family and children. He has kept every promise. Even the desperate promise I made to Him, begging Him to protect my children in response. He didn’t have to keep his end of that bargain as He never agreed to it. But He did, nonetheless, because He is that compassionate. When I see the health, love, goodness and potential in my children, I see God’s hand in them. When I see the strength of my marriage bond with Cal, I see his hand also. All I see of myself is a blind following, a mere trusting of the Lord. All came from Him and I know it.
I love God when I see the beauty of nature. Every hill and mountain, every stream & ocean, every wildflower, every bird and even the wonder of insects. Each apportioned their share of life, peril, joy, purpose and time. Only a fool fails to see a compassionate Creator in that. The more I see, the more I worship Him with passionate joy. It overwhelms me with happiness.
God takes vengeance, heart sickness and darkness from my body and replaces it with understanding, wisdom and compassion. I find it harder and harder to hate people who do evil things to me. It is truly a peace without understanding. Jesus is the personification of God- all that is good, kind, compassionate and true. He is here to love us and care for us. To teach us and to guide us. I love Him.
We are meant for so much more than to eat, drink and survive. God intends for us to come to an understanding of who we really are- much more than a mere animal- indeed, his own spiritual Children! The Bible says that the entire universe has been held back and is ‘groaning in anticipation’ for God’s Children to be born. WE are the entire point of all Creation! All those stars, nebulae, black holes, asteroids, comets, planets- everything! All for us to contemplate, enjoy, and to marvel at the strength of God for making.
I adore God because He gives my life meaning and purpose. He makes sense of the senseless. He provides order to evil chaos. He’s got a Plan. With Him, I am safe. We all are. There are so many more reasons why I love Him, but these are just a few.