Friday, February 17, 2012

He Will Take Delight in You




This week Lisa-Jo has chosen delight as our Five-Minute Friday word.

start:

When I think of the word delight, my heart feels all "dancey" inside my chest. It is more than happiness. It is a sort of bubbling up of joy.

One of my Bible memory verses last year was Zephaniah 3:17. It says, "He will take delight in you with gladness." The words brought me up short. God - the Holy, Awesome, Perfect God - takes delight in me?

The me with all the flaws and failures? The me with the past littered with the detritus of my sin? The me who gave my heart to Him when I was just a little girl and then proceeded to trample all over His? The me who daily does the things I don't want to do and fails to do the things I want to do?

The answer is yes. He delights in me - in you - just the way we are. There are no qualifications; no exceptions. When you belong to Him, He delights in You. You make His heart bubble over with joy. The last part of the verse says:
"He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."

I imagine Him looking at me and singing over me - this daughter who is the least of His children - and dancing with delight. What love.

stop:

Please join us today at Lisa-Jo's. Take this sweet word and write your heart for just five minutes. We delight in you.

I also have a post at Laced With Grace today. If you have a minute, I'll meet you there.

Blessings dear friends,
Linda

9 comments:

  1. I love this scripture! Thanks for reminding me of it.

    It fills me with joy to realize He delights in me!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Linda, my knees go a little loose when I let myself think of that -- He delights in me. In you.

    He doesn't do stuff for us/with us/because of us because He has to. But He delights. He gets all happy over us.

    Oh my. What a delight your reminder of that is.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you Linda, for reminding me of God's great love for me.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm not feeling very delightful today.

    This is a gift, Linda. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am very delighted today... just when I thought my husband would never be open .... God showed me!

    Thank you for sharing, Linda. I love your posts.

    Hugs,
    Teena

    ReplyDelete
  6. He delights in me. Delights! I need to say it over and over.

    I have this picture of Grace--about 6 or 7 years old--head thrown back, dancing outside in the midst of bubbles. Pure delight.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful - and the same verse from Zephaniah really blessed me today, too, and was part of my Five Minute Friday post. So amazing to think about ...

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh linda. how i needed this today. this idea of God delighting in me... it makes me feel so taken care of. so safe.

    and what you said on my blog about us being poured out, and him feeling us with such abundance we can hardly stand it... this made me cry, because lately his word has been to me, "i am going to overwhelm you with goodness." thank you for speaking into my life linda. love you.

    ReplyDelete