He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephania 3:17
I’ve been thinking a lot these days about this scripture. When I saw the prompt today, Delight, this is the first thing that came to mind. This scripture followed by the words of Psalm 1, …”but His delight is in the law of the Lord, and on this law he meditates day and night-”
I think I live in a place in between the dessert and the meadows. I sojourn over hills and through forests of life forgetting that I should delight in the Lord, and even more I forget that He delights in me.
I don’t often feel worthy of being delighted over. I know the stuff that swirls ugly in my heart and I am slayed again and again by the words in Zephania. And I have to challenge myself daily to let those words sink in. He rejoices over me. He rejoices over you. He loves to love us. When I think about this, I cannot help but delight in Him, because He is abundantly good and giving, always.
This morning, I’m afraid I ramble. the words Coming slow and thick and jumbled. I take away one thing in this moment and if you have stopped here today, I pray this is your take-away as well, the Father rejoices over you. He delights in you, even when you feel unworthy of His grace, He loves anyway. Delight in His words, and meditate on them, and be like the tree that does not wither. Watch how He prospers you because you believe in His goodness above all else.
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