Archive for the ‘Zephaniah’ Category

The song really is about you

March 7th, 2017 by Maureen

God rejoices over you with joy; give you rest in His love; He sings joyfully over you. Zeph. 3:17

God is a really great singer and His song is about you. The Creator, God of the Universe, our Father experiences delight because He made us and He loves us and He sings about us. Knowing that we are objects of God’s love and delight can give us confidence, rest and peace. We have nothing to prove, nothing to earn. Responding to that kind of love and delight is going to transform and restore us in ways all our white-knuckled striving and straining cannot.

Lord, show me Your delight and thanks for making my life delightful.

When God bursts into song

August 30th, 2016 by Maureen

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. Zep. 3:17

Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn. 1:14) and now makes His home in our hearts (Eph. 3:17). Jesus, the Messiah, the Redeemer, the Maker is delighted by us. Imagine Him bursting into song about you! He does this not because we can do anything to inspire His songs but because His own love and grace for us makes us part of the song of love and joy He’s always sung with the Father and the Spirit. Because He loves us like this we can face anything with calm and confidence, and even joy.

Lord, I am amazed and thankful for the mystery of Your delight.

The mystery of God’s delight

September 29th, 2012 by Maureen

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. Zep. 3:17

Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn. 1:14) and now makes His home in our hearts (Eph. 3:17). Jesus, the Messiah, the Redeemer, the Maker is delighted by us. Imagine Him bursting into songs about us! Because He loves us like this we can face anything with calm and confidence.

Lord, I am amazed and thankful for the mystery of Your delight.