Prayer Mentoring with the Psalmist
He starts off his prayer by telling God that he loves Him: “I love you O Lord, my strength.” It is rare for me to tell God that I love Him. And I’m not one of those guys that has a particularly hard time saying those 3 words – and yet when it comes to saying them to God, I don’t. I wonder why that is? Is it because I don’t love Him? I think I do. Is it because it feels weird saying the words to someone that I can’t see? Maybe. Is it because I don’t yet understand what it really means to love God? Perhaps. Is it because I know that the way that I live says something different than what the 3 words express? Hmmm!
In John 21 Jesus point blank asks Peter “Do you love me?” Peter answers the way I suspect that I would answer. “Of course, Lord, you know that I love you”. Jesus isn’t easily so convinced. Essentially He says to Peter – “You say that you love me – prove it.”
So I guess that is my mission this week – to prove to God that I love Him. That way when I finally say the words they will be backed up by my actions. The proof is in the doing.
Grace and Peace!