Monday, August 23, 2010

36 Reasons Why I Love the Lord

This November marks my 36th year in the Lord! I am filled with gratitude to my Lord and Saviour! Since this is my 36th year to be saved, I am going to mark 36 reasons why I love the Lord, as challenged to by this post:

1. The Lord is my shepherd
2. He is a GOOD shepherd, and never does evil towards me
3. He is always with me, in good times and bad
4. He can always be reached, am/pm, or in the middle of the night, by prayer
5. He provides for me, as a Father does for His child
6. His ways are always for my benefit
7. He left me a pure and perfect Bible I can trust 100%
8. He bonds me with Christians brothers and sisters throughout the world
9. In Him there is no darkness at all (I Jn. 1:5)
10. He makes all things work together for my good (Rom 8:28)
11. He knows every temptation and trial I face
12. He makes a way to escape them
13. He is preparing a home in heaven for me
14. He is always watching over me
15. He "sought me ere I knew Him"
16. He provides a Pastor on earth to care for and teach me
17. He gives us free choice, and never bullies
18. He gently guides - but always leads
19. He conforms me to His perfect image: slowly, but surely
20. He puts a song in my heart every day
21. He is my strength
22. He gives me wisdom, "and upbraideth not", (Js. 1:5)
23. He is powerful, even over sin and death, and He rose from the dead
24. He will one day raise my body from the dead
25. He is patient with me
26. He does not leave me, even when I am unfairly angry at Him
27. He is not my accuser, but rather my intercessor
28. He is always kind
29. He is quick to forgive
30. He is merciful
31. He has created a beautiful earth for us to enjoy
32. He is my helper (Heb. 13:6)
33. He lets me know when I am doing wrong/going the wrong way
34. He keeps His promises
36. But most of all, He loved me enough to come to this earth, even if I was the only person ever on earth; to take the form of a man, live a sinless life, yet be crucified unfairly; take MY place of condemnation, and pay the death penalty for MY sins and for all those who accept this: the FREE gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-20, Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, and 10:9,10, and 13)


Barbara said...

Amen Jessica I have been saved 36 years too, and going to list my reasons for loving the lord on my blog, I needed to make sure what to do first, just add my name, nd then post on my blog, is this correct? Hugs and blessings Barbara

JTR said...

Yes! Then post your URL where the reasons are on the Mr. Linky at - my husband did it too and we both really enjoyed it.