Relationships are funny. If there’s one thing you can count on it’s that they’re always changing; growing closer, growing distant. There is give and take and sometimes more of one or the other. We have relationships with friends, parents, children, spouses, neighbors, coworkers, even strangers. For the believer, our relationship with God is changing too. Though God is never-changing, there is still and ebb and flow on account of us, I’m afraid.
In Psalm 40, David talks about the relationship he has with his God. David was having a hard time and he called out to God. Where are you? Then he waited.
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40:1-3 NLT)
And look what God did! He turned to him, heard him, lifted him, set his feet on solid ground, steadied him, and gave him a new song of praise to sing.
David is overjoyed. His response is to worship; with all he is. He’s eager to share God’s goodness. In fact, David is recounts how he takes joy in doing God’s will, telling everyone about God’s faithfulness, power, and justice. He’s sure his testimony will amaze people! And people are amazed; they trust in the Lord too.
Are you overjoyed with God and all He’s done for you? How have you responded to Him? Nurture this first love, and the overflow will have amazing affect on your other relationships too.