Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
A few days ago we were sitting with a group of friends at a wedding. Of the four couples sitting together, we ranged from 20 to 45 years of marriage, and we began sharing stories of how we met and our courtship.
One particular story stood out to me, and it was the story of their love letters to each other. The husband at that time worked on an oil rig off the coast of Canada, and his now wife would write several pages of love letters to her now husband. She would go to the airport, drop the letters off to the pilot and the letter was received that same day. As they look back at those love letters, they now say how silly they were, and that nothing important was written on them, but at the time it was an expression of their love.
I then heard the familiar still small voice saying to me, “Will you write me a love letter? All my letters are petitions and request, some are even angry at Me, and I long for a love letter.”
Yes, that did a number on me, because even though I praise and thank the Lord many times, my ‘letters’ have been petitions, decrees, what’s taking so long and so forth and so on.
So I have decided to write love letters to God. I need to thank Him for another year of His protection and provision, for a roof over my head and never missing a meal, for the growth in the ministry, celebrating 31 years of marriage and so many more things that I am so very grateful for.
I need to write to Him my silly things of love, that He will not find silly. I need to express my gratitude for having everything in His hands, for His wisdom and guidance and protecting me when I tend to run too far ahead. I need to say I LOVE YOU GOD more and more.
When was your last love letter to God written? I am sure He will enjoy receiving one from you!