I was meditating on psalm 103, and was reminded how rich life is with the Lord. These verses stood out to me. The steadfast love of the Lord...Who doesn't want that? Life sometimes gets so foggy, so filled with stuff, and activities. And in the midst of it all, it can feel very unsatisfying, and very lonely. But He endows us with his steadfast love and his righteousness, to those who fear him, who keep his covenant and those who remember his commandments. Sound like a tall order for a little love? He's really just talking about a healthy relationship.
A covenant is a promise, or a vow, like a marriage vow. When we commit ourself to the Lord and his way, we tether ourselves to him and his Spirit who lives in us and unifies us to Him as one. The same how in a marriage relationship, two become one. When you walk in unity with the Lord, it becomes second nature to fear him or in other words deeply respect him. You know His heart and his character, you know he will protect you and keep you safe. He will prove to you through his steady, consistent, reliability. He will prove it to you also through His holiness, that becomes so obviously omniscient, and our striving for an ounce of resemblance to it pails in comparison, that in return you naturally respect Him, fear him and his Righteousness. And in Him we share in that righteousness, even though we don't deserve it on our own merit. With the Lord we get to share in His heart, His direction, and His purpose, and we can trust where he is taking us. We get to move as he moves and thrive in the communion of His Spirit in us, who gives us purpose and love. No matter how extravagant or mundane our lives might be, we can be complete in Him, we can be Satisfied in Him! I love that.
I was thinking how our union with the Lord doesn't necessarily promise great wealth, or a perfect career, it doesn't promise an easy life, but it does promise a forever Togetherness. And to simply be forever on this journey through life with Christ, is enough for me. Whether in hard times, poor times, weak times, sad times... If it's With Christ we can be assured that through all of it we will be OK. Isn't that beautiful. There are many blessings that come with being in union with Christ; and the greatest is truly the union itself. It is a great day to know our Lord, to walk with Him and love and be loved by him. Life is so short, we are not guaranteed tomorrow; lets put our trust in Him TODAY. Anyway that's my discovery in His Word yesterday. ️