Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WORD-FILLED WEDNESDAY...DelightingOverYou


DRINKING UP Word-Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotionstoday...won't you join us? My sipping moments concern the following:

"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. he will rejoice over you with joyful songs." Zephaniah 3:17(NLT)

Tuesday night I talked with God about this verse. "

God's people were struggling when Zephaniah wrote God’s Words for them…they were away from their homeland' and 'learning to adapt'. I can't relate to that. I can relate to "those who live among us" facing major changes, learning to adapt (i.e. college) that could be "unknown land of change"). Change can bring uneasiness and worry to the forefront...emotions become tender.


He IS delighting in us. Christ is sitting at God's Right Hand...interceding for us. (Matthew 26:64 Jesus replied,” You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.) Yes, He IS delighting in us.

Was our Savior ‘delighting in us’ while suffering through all the taunting of the crucifixion crowds and Roman army? There are no words noting such feelings or understandings...He remained quiet. (Matthew 27:31"When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified."

He seeks relationship with us to renew our hearts; our purpose is to rejoice in Him. REJOICING over what He did, is doing, will be doing for us!, He continues wiping clean our chalkboards of life as we daily scribble on them with our dirty chalk.

He offered Himself; He believed, as did His Father, that we were worth it.(Isaiah 33:6 "In that day he will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.” The fear of the Lord will be your treasure.)

Imagine Him singing to His Father. (I wonder if He's a baritone or bass, I can imagine him a tenor. ) Don't ya know He'll still be singing when we get there!

"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. he will rejoice over you with joyful songs." Zephaniah 3:17(NLT)

8 comments:

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, just to hear Him sing. I love it.

ozjane said...

It is always an incredible thought to grasp.

Nicole said...

This is a beautiful post!!! Love it, thank you so much for posting it. It helped me out today!

Daughter of the KING said...

Alot of meat in your post today. Thank you for causing us to ponder on His word.

Blessings,
Linda J

HL said...

So greatly appreciate you're sharing WFW with us today! He is our great & mighty Savior!
Hugs & Prayers, HL
hljourney.wordpress.com

Joan said...

Great post! As Linda said, there is a lot of meat here.

Blessings,
Joan

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Great post! Want my life to reflect all that He has done!

Beautiful!

Sherry

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Wonderful post! I find it all very reassuring! Have a wonderful day!