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