Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Encouraging Words

One of my favorite Old Testament verses is Zephaniah 3:7 where we read the following:

"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)

Although these promises were written to the nation of Judah during the reign of King Josiah, the principles apply to believers today and we can take solace in the fact that our Father feels the same way about us.

Revel in these facts:

He is with us.
He is mighty to save.
He takes great delight in us. (can you imagine that?)
He quiets us with His love.
He rejoices over us with singing. (I struggle to get a handle on that. God actually sings with joy because of me? Wow!)

What a mighty God we serve! O that we might know Him better and rest in His loving embrace!

1 comment:

  1. thanx for stopping by David ... thought i'd pop over here and see what your blog was all about ... and it looks like we are on the same spiritual wavelength!

    i noticed that Greg Laurie's "Breakfast with Jesus" was one of your travelling companions ... Leo and i just finished reading it - excellent book ... we try to cram as much spiritual fodder as we can in our heads because some days can by trying because of Leo's disability ... though we can say that the Lord HAS been faithful ...

    i'll come back and visit again!

    Lord bless you for cheering me on today ... :)