“He bends down to hear me. I will pray to Him as long as I have breath.” Psalm 116:2
The word picture in this verse of the Lord God Almighty bending down from the heavenlies to hear my prayer has so captured my heart. It reminds me of some amazing realities: the Lord desires to fellowship with me and His faithfulness and love toward me are unfailing. He longs for me to just be available – listening, waiting, and watching — for me to bend my knee in an act of worship and adoration to Him.
One day after reading this verse at my kitchen table, I bowed my head, closed my eyes, and just sat very still in the Lord’s presence asking Him to just show up. As I looked up a few moments later, out my window, I saw a beautiful bluebird perched on the deck. I know this was a gift from the Lord! He delights to give us gifts that thrill our hearts. And He knew this one would thrill mine. I just love bluebirds and so rarely see them. He leaves precious gifts like bluebirds on the windowsill when I am still, watching and waiting. What a delight to be in the Lord’s presence just enjoying Him!
What are some of the things the Lord delights in telling us?
- I have loved you with unfailing love and have drawn you to me with cords of kindness. Jeremiah 31:33
- Fear not, I am with you. Isaiah 41:10
- You are engraved on the palms of my hands. Isaiah 49:16
- Stop fretting, I am Sovereign. Rest in Me! Psalm 46:10
- I have heard your heart’s cry, trust Me! Psalm 34:17
- You are forgiven in Christ! Ephesians 1:7
- You are complete in Christ! Colossians 2:10
- Here’s a part of your life you need to surrender to Me. Proverbs 3:5-6
- Minister to this person. Galatians 5:13
- Seek forgiveness from someone or offer forgiveness to someone. Colossians 3:13
And these are just a few of the multitude of things He speaks to us and over us. Take time today to draw near to the Lord and just delight in His presence.
Rejoicing in Him!