Wednesday Worship: Forever

This has been a week of introspection and reflection, and God has continually placed Psalm 118 in my heart. As I’ve waited and then danced with the news of His watchcare, it is the first and last verse of this psalm that He’s applying to my heart like a soothing balm. “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Gratitude. My theme once again. His love is timeless. And it is because of His love that I will live eternally. No matter what I may run, skip, dance, walk, trudge or labor through in this life, I have His love and His promise of forever and ever with Him. And on the days when all I can do is stand still and question if I can go on, by His grace I will move forward, and I will endure to the end, an end which is really only the beginning of my forever with Him.

Chris Tomlin is a lead worshipper who needs no introduction. I don’t know if his song, “Forever” (found on his This Is The Noise We Make cd), is a rewriting of the words of Psalm 118 or Psalm 136 or another psalm, but I do know it is rich with the truths they proclaim. I love the repetition in Scripture. God reminding me over and over and over that His love is steadfast. “Forever” has been immersing my whole being these past days. Every night when I go to bed I pray that God would give me a song in my heart and a psalm on my lips when I awake. This is the song and psalm He has given me this week. Last night I could hardly make it through family worship as I listened to little voices singing His praise that “forever God is with us!” In my quest for new eyes to see His goodness, I am moved to thank Him for His faithfulness forever.

How is God speaking to you this week?

Give thanks to the Lord
Our God and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
With a mighty hand
and outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that’s been reborn
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever
Forever

From the rising to the setting sun
His love endures forever
By the grace of God
We will carry on
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise

Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever
Forever
(Chris Tomlin. © 2001 worshiptogether.com songs/Six Steps Music (admin. By EMI Christian Music Publishing, Inc.)/ASCAP.)

Amen and amen!

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