Friday, October 26, 2012

The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases

I was reading Psalm 40 and when I read again how the love of the Lord is steadfast and never ceases I wanted to listen to that in a song. I youtubed it and this song came up. I love it! Thank you Lord for your faithfulness and steadfast love Lord!

I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.
Blessed is the man who makes
the LORD his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
You have multiplied, O LORD my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.
In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,
but you have given me an open ear.
Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”
I have told the glad news of deliverance
in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
as you know, O LORD.
I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.
As for you, O LORD, you will not restrain
your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
ever preserve me!
For evils have encompassed me
beyond number;
my iniquities have overtaken me,
and I cannot see;
they are more than the hairs of my head;
my heart fails me.
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me!
O LORD, make haste to help me!
Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether
who seek to snatch away my life;
let those be turned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
Let those be appalled because of their shame
who say to me, “Aha, Aha!”
But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation
say continually, “Great is the LORD!”
As for me, I am poor and needy,
but the Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not delay, O my God!
(Psalm 40 ESV)

Today when I went to the dentist I had a very interesting conversation with my dentist. She is catholic, which I did not realize, I thought she was an atheist.  She asked why she had not seen me for a while, I told her it was because my Grandpa had passed and our family had a lot of schedule changes with the funeral and all that. She understood, but she was surprised when I told her," I am so blessed that He was a christian and loved the Lord, so I will see him again in heaven." The dentist said, " Oh yes I believe I will see my loved ones in heaven too." Then she told me something like, " But I don't believe that just us Christians are going to heaven, I believe my friends won't be damned if they are not Christians  I believe there is a separate heaven for them and if they are a good person they are going to heaven and not hell." I was really surprised, but at the same time not surprised she believed that good people can get into heaven. The problem with that is we all are not good people, we are sinners. I told her," I believe that even us Christians are not good people, we are sinners. Its only because Jesus saved us we can be in heaven." Then she said, " Sure, but I still think my friends even if they believe something different will be in heaven."

It truly was an enlightening conversation. I pray that I was a witness, as I don't believe I am a good person, its only because Jesus lives in me now that I am saved by His blood that I have even a drop of good in me.

Any thoughts on this? What would you have said to my dentist? I could not say much to her, as she had her hands in my mouth half the time. ;)

God bless,

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