Prayer Mentoring with the Psalmist

Over the next few weeks I will be looking at some of the prayers from the Psalms. This week it is a look at David and Psalm 18.

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!

One thought on “Prayer Mentoring with the Psalmist

  1. John 14:23-24
    Makes me soooo grateful for the gospel ! So thankful for conviction of the Holy Spirit and that those whom God loves HE disciplines!

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