Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Guest Post by Bonnie

Hello friends,
Recently, Bonnie asked if I would write a post for her blog, and I agreed. She wrote a post for my blog, which is below. Enjoy!

Hi everyone!

Firstly, a massive thank you to the very lovely Ashley who agreed to let me do a guest post on Precious Moments! :)


I’d like to talk about Psalm 116:2 today. Here we go:

“Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.”

Perhaps you could stop a minute, and think about that idea. Read the verse again.
“Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.”

Because he bends down to listen….. ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! This is serious stuff here! Take a look at this a bit at a time.

He - this is talking about God, of course. Our God. The King of the Universe.

Bends - This God, the King of the Universe, the Name above all other Names, the magnificent, mighty, absolutely amazingly indescribably awesome God... bends. He’s moving. He’s stooping. He’s changing his position so he can be closer to us. Isn’t that amazing to think?

Down - He’s coming lower. His position is one of immense authority and power. But he is bending down, putting himself on a lower level. Perhaps even humbling himself, if you like. And for what purpose?

Listen - His purpose is to listen to us. To hear what we have to say. He is interested, no, he is more than interested! He wants to listen to us. He is bending down to listen.

Our God bends down to listen.
There are billions of people on this earth. And God wants to listen to…… me. Is that not the most humbling thing ever? That he would actually be interested in hearing what I have to say?

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m amazed at that thought!

Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.

Our natural, our right reaction to this fantastic thought, is to offer up our prayers and our praise to this wonderful King. He is interested in me, therefore I’m going to worship him! If he’s going to show interest in me, no way am I missing out!

The verse says that the purpose of him bending down is to listen to us. What we have to say is important, sure. And that’s what he wants to hear. But don’t you think, too, that with him bending down and being close to us, there’s a chance that he might share what’s on his heart?

I do. And boy, do I want God to speak to me.

You know the exciting thing? He does speak to us. When we show we’re interested in getting closer to God, he gets closer to us. God is a gentleman. He does not push or force his way in. If we want a close relationship with God, we’ve got to make it happen.

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

Are you excited by the thought of God bending down to listen…. to us?
I am.
May you be greatly blessed!

About the author: Bonnie









I’m a seventeen year old homeschooled music-lover living in the beautiful south island of New Zealand. I’m the second oldest in a big family, a self professed chocoholic, lover of the color yellow and an absolute journal addict. Feel free to check out my blog, Bonnie’s Blessings. :)
You can see the post I wrote for Bonnie here.
Blessings in Christ,
Ashley

3 comments:

  1. Hey, Ashley and Bonnie!
    What an insightful post, Bonnie! I think we all should study His word more, and memorize it, even if it is hard. (; If we know God's word by heart, then we always have our armor on!
    I will certainly check out your blog, Bonnie!
    ~Paige

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  2. This is so beautiful!
    ~Anna
    https://the3musketeerssite.wordpress.com/

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  3. I am a grandma now and I homeschooled my children awhile back and never regretted it. 2 of my grown children now homeschool their children and I consider that a blessing and reward from God !

    Bonnie, wonderful post. You're a young woman who already has much wisdom, and we know true wisdom comes from our Father above. Blessings !

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