Isaiah 26:9 Who Do You Desire?

My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness. Isaiah 26:9

When a man and woman are in love with each other, they want to spend all their time together. Their thoughts are continually on each other. If they are still in high school, they are often sending each other notes, texting, and talking on the phone at all hours of the day and night. Often they memorize each others words or notes.

The level of their desire for each other is often seen as silly by other people, because they do crazy things while thinking about each other.

Once a couple get married, however, the thoughts often start to drop over time. For the first year or so, their thoughts are constantly about each other in love. Later, all too often, one or both begin to look to others and desire someone else. Too often many marriages end up in divorce because of the desire for someone else.

Isaiah is talking about a desire for God. The spirit of a believer longs for God day and night. He wants to be in God’s presence at all times.

When a person has accepted the forgiveness of Jesus, he knows the peace that God brings him. He understands that God is no longer judging him for those sins. There is true love between the person and God.

In the process of yearning for God, there are many who begin to look to others, desiring the love of others, rather than that of God. They turn to things and ways of this world.

When you are laying on your bed at night, waiting for sleep to overtake you, who or what are you thinking about? What are the great dreams of this life do you have?

It is easy to think about the things of this world and get caught up in them. But the things of this world are temporary and never really fulfilling. They cannot bring you life.

Only God can give you true peace, contentment and life in this world. Make Him your hearts desire. Think about Him day and night. Meditate on His words and study them.

I pray today that God will be the center of your life; that you will desire no one or anything else but God; that your thoughts will always be upon God and His word; and that you will not turn from God to the things of this world.

Song Of Solomon 1:15 You Are Beautiful

How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves. Song Of Solomon 1:15

Love scenes are portrayed in many books and movies in many different ways. The description of love between two people can be described in many ways, depending on the culture of the people involved.

One of the things that is common for a man to say about a woman he loves is that she is beautiful. A young man in love with a woman cannot stop telling her how beautiful she is. When first falling in love with someone, a person does not see any faults in the person. All they see is love and beauty.

It is only when a person gets closer to another person, do they often see faults and problems in the person. Many people will at that point walk away, realizing the person is not as good as they thought. People get married quickly, then a few short years later get divorced because one spouse was not as beautiful as was originally thought.

Solomon tells a story of the love between a man and a woman. It is a deeply felt love and the process of it growing more and more.

This love can be seen between God and every person. God sees you as a beautiful person. Not necessarily a beautiful person right now, but who you are and can be in Jesus. Before you are forgiven of your sins, you are seen as a person dressed in filthy rags that is dirty. There is little beauty to be seen at that point.

Once you come to Jesus, however, and are forgiven of your sins, you are clothed with His beauty and righteousness. God’s love for you has always been there. If He did not love you, then why did He send His only son to die on the cross for you?

People often look at themselves as only filthy dirt and unworthy of any love. God sees you as His bride, that is lovely and beautiful.

Allow yourself to be cleaned up by the forgiveness that Jesus provides. Accept the love God has for you. He is looking at you and saying that you are beautiful. Do you believe that in your own life today?

I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know the forgiveness Jesus provides you; that you will know how beautiful God is; and that you will love God as He loves you.

Psalm 96:1 Sing A New Song

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Psalm 96:1

In many musicals, when a person falls in love with another person, they often break out in some type of love song. The song is showing what is inside their heart. They are excited and filled with joy at the idea that they are in love, that they love someone and that person loves them back.

Look at a little child that breaks out in a new song about something. Often the child is making up her own little song. Again it shows the joy and love that she is feeling about someone or something.

The psalmist encourages the people to sing a new song to the Lord. With thousands of songs out there, why would he want the people to sing and other new song?

While singing a song that someone else had written, it is not the same as a personal song. Often the songs sound very good and the words are great, but they miss part of what is in the heart.

Only you can truly sing from your heart what is in your heart. Think about the things that God has done in and for you. Think about how great His love is for you. Think about all the blessings God has given you over the years. As you think about these things, your heart should be bursting with love for God. Your mind should be blown at how God has blessed you, over and over.

As this happens, sing a song letting God and this world know what you are feeling. The world may think you are just a little bit crazy, but they will see something that they really want to have. They want that love and joy that you contain. Many really want to be free to be able to express their feelings in outrageous ways.

How are you expressing your love for God?

Are you just going to church and quietly telling others?

Or are you bursting out in song, letting the whole world know?

Sing to the Lord a new song today and maybe some will sing along with you.

I pray today that you will be filled with God’s joy and love; that you will be deeply in love with God; that you will have song on your heart for God at all times; and that you will sing a love song to God today for all the world to hear.