29 Mar The Depth of God’s Love
But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.
For what you have done I will always praise you
in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
for your name is good.
Psalm 52: 8-9
This Psalm speaks of the one who is flourishing because of their trust in God’s unfailing love. This kind of fruitfulness and success comes from the person who has learned to so trust in God’s love and presence that they abide in that presence. Jesus talked about this with His disciples in John 15 just hours before he was to die on the cross.
Jesus challenged the disciples (and us!) to abide in Him and from that place of responsiveness to His Spirit He would be faithful to make us fruitful and successful. He added that ‘Apart from Me, you can do nothing.’ At the end of this Psalm David also states that he will hope in the Lord’s name. That means we can put our hope, our attention, our energy and our time into going God’s way, for we know that His name is good and He will be faithful to bless those who honor Him.
I am touched this morning with God’s faithfulness to bring fruitfulness to my life as I abide in Him and trust in His unfailing love. As I trust in God’s unfailing love, I can be confident that the Lord will lead me in such a way that He’ll help me to make a difference for Him and His Kingdom.
He has designed us to be fruitful by giving us opportunities to influence others with God’s love and wisdom. I want to be an instrument of God’s love and healing for people who are in need. As I help others to grow in the Lord I will be mobilizing them to be effective ministers of God’s love to others. He calls all of us to mentor others so that they can pass on the valuable treasures of God’s love and wisdom to others.
Thank You, God for your unfailing love. I make myself available to You today to be an instrument of wholeness and encouragement to others this day. I surrender to your love this day. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me opportunities to show your unfailing love to others. I pray that you would help me in raising up leaders who will able to mentor others to become fruitful and successful for You and your Kingdom.