They didn’t want to throw them around too easily.
Reference: “I love you, Lord, my strength.” Psalm 18:1 NIV
Explore: In my family we regularly say, “I love you.” We always have. It was never a big deal, it was just something we willingly declared at the end of each day, at the end of written cards and at the end of all our phone calls.
I was surprised when I saw in movies that some people struggled to say those three words. They held such strong meaning that they didn’t want to throw them around too easily.
On the one hand I agree. Love takes a relationship to another level. But I think sometimes we hold back on love just because we don’t want to reveal our true feelings too quickly.
Application: In Psalm 18 David comes right out and says it straight away: I love you Lord! He is not afraid to share his true feelings for the Lord who has done so much for him.
It does not show weakness but great admiration for the Lord who David had relied on.
We don’t have to do life alone. It’s ok to love and rely on others who respect us and support us in return.
Prayer: Lord, we love You. May we never hesitate to declare our love for You. Amen.
How much do you love the Lord?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.