I Love The Lord
Psalms 116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
Intro: Our theme this year in the school is “Love The Lord”. Let’s examine why David loved the Lord this morning.
I. The Relationship that is Possible
David had a personal relationship with the Lord.
Many people have no idea what that means.
It will be a life-changing day when loving the Lord goes from being a command, to a privilege.
Our God is the only God that allows his worshippers and followers to cultivate a personal relationship.
Notice how not loving God and having a relationship with God can severely impact a person’s life:
Now, a new survey consisting of 2,000 millennials (ages 22-38) has revealed some troubling statistics regarding how young adults see themselves in comparison to both their peers and older generations.
An astounding eight in 10 flat out believe they are not “good enough” in virtually all areas of their lives.
Furthermore, three quarters of the survey’s respondents admit that they constantly feel “overwhelmed” by pressure to succeed in their careers, find a meaningful romantic relationship, and meet others’ expectations.
Another seven in 10 millennials say that daily chores like going to the gym regularly, maintaining a presence on social media, and making enough money are among the top reasons why they feel overwhelmed from time to time.
In all, 80% of respondents even say these worries have negatively impacted their sleep and 79% admit that their overall mental health has suffered.
The survey found that the average millennial feels inadequate roughly 130 times per year.
- Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, having no hope, and without God in the world:
- Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
II. The Recognition that is Priceless
… he hath heard my voice
- Psalms 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
- Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
III. The Response that is Personal
- he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
There are many differences between our God, and all the other gods.
One of the most significant is our God’s ability to HEAR.
- Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Other gods cannot respond:
- 28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
- 29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
- Daniel 5:23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified: