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“What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. I shall pay my vows to the Lord, oh may it be in the presence of all His people.” (Psalm 116:12-14)

What can you give the Lord who made all things? What can you produce that He needs? There is only one thing that can come from you. Yes, it even needs the Lord’s help, but it also does come from you and that is your love. He created you to join in the love that is Trinity. Lift up the love the Lord grows in you and share it with Him and all people. This is the greatest commandment.

Lord, help me to see through the economy of religion to get to the heart of the matter. You are not bartering for stuff, for You can create that any time. You are growing in those who believe a new heart that is able to love as You love. Grant me a new heart and grow in me a right spirit that I may live into the life to which You have called me. Help me pay these vows faithfully.

Without You leading the way, Lord Jesus, it would be impossible. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would walk humbly with You and learn from You. Lift me up with You that I may walk in the way of righteousness. Lead me in the presence of all people that they may witness the love You are growing in me. You are the Savior and have come to lift up those who believe. Help my unbelief. Amen.