December 9, God’s Rejoicing

Zephaniah 3:17  “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”   (NIV)

Promise:  God promises to be with me, provide salvation, take delight, quiet, love and rejoice over me.

Why is it important to know this promise?

God’s character is revealed:  He is Omnipresent, Savior, Creator, Love and Joyful.

Promise provides me with: assurance that God is always with me and that I can never be truly alone, knowledge that God has a plan to save me, hope as he takes delight in me, loves me and will quiet me when I am distressed or in need of peace, and I smile because God delights in me.

Can you even comprehend that the great God and Creator of the universe would take delight in you?  That is what scripture teaches, that God takes delight in us.  Wow! I feel so unworthy of his delight.  I am also awed by his great care which He extends to us through His love, peace, comfort, joy, salvation and constant presence with us.  James 4:8a says “Come near to God and he will come near to you”.   Come near to God today.  Look for his comfort, peace, presence, love and joy as you go through this day.  Think about how you can appropriate his joy and peace today.  You’ve got it so now give it out to others and let them see Jesus at work in your life.

Have a blessed day,

Linda

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