1 I love you, Lord; you are my strength. Psalm 18:1 NLT.
One morning during my quiet time I read the first verse of Psalm 18 and stopped, unable to read any further. The simplicity of the phrase, “I love you, Lord” hit me hard. I am very disciplined about thanking and praising God for all of the blessings he showers on me, but when do I ever just say I love you? I don’t.
I thought about why I don’t say I love you to my Heavenly Father like I do my earthly father. Realizing that the words seem too simple for expressing the depth and complexity of my feelings towards God, I knew that this was why I shied away from using them. Avoidance, however, was denying God from hearing words that are music to his ears.
To overcome my lack of confidence with the phrase, I decided to embellish my sentiments to God to help me express the depth of my love. I now regularly use phrases such as, “I adore you, my Creator and Redeemer,” “Oh how deeply I love you, my Savior and Father,” and whatever else my heart feels led to pray. Sharing my love with God now feels so good and right.
Prayer: My Heavenly Father, I adore, cherish, and love You. Help me to continually develop and express the love I feel towards You. Amen.
Do you consistently tell God how much you love him?
Song for meditation: So in Love by Jeremy Camp