Delightful God

Good afternoon!


Today, I am going to REJOICE in the fact that my Father rejoices over me and takes delight in me!!!

Do you believe it??  That God delights in and rejoices over you?


1. a high degree of gratification :  joy; also :  extreme satisfaction
2. something that gives great pleasure

to feel joy or great delight

Think of all of the things that “delight” you.  Spring flowers…a waterfall…your children…relaxing with a good cup of coffee…waking up to a thunderstorm…chocolate…a sunrise…the ocean…
chair in garden
The delight that you take in all of your favorite things put together doesn’t compare to the delight that the Father takes in you!!  Can we just stop and sit in that truth for a minute?  Can we just take a moment to process that our Father’s delight in us is more than we can imagine it to be?

It’s true.  His Word says so.

What is your perception of God?

What is your perception of His character?

How do you think He feels about you?

Look at this verse and list what it says about Him!!

“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.”  

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT

Which attribute is most meaningful to you where you are today?

Which attribute is hardest for you to associate with God?  Why?

I remember finding this verse and discovering the truth that God delights in me and that He rejoices over me.  I had pictured God as strong and as a warrior…I knew that He was always with me, but discovering that He delighted in me and rejoiced over me made me see Him in a new and beautiful way.  It felt intimate.  I still cherish this verse…this truth.  It causes me to delight in Him and rejoice in Him when I’m reminded of how He feels about me!!

Will you sit in this truth with me today?  That our mighty, warrior, ever~present God…our Savior, delights in you and rejoices over you with singing??!!  If you have a hard time believing it, will you ask Him to help you believe?  He will!!

Father, You are mighty!!  You are ever~present, You are my Savior, You calm all of my fears.  Father, sometimes, because of the lies of the enemy, we don’t see You clearly.  We don’t see that You delight in us.  We don’t hear the joyful songs that You sing over us.  Father, will You open our eyes, our hearts, our ears, to know You for who You REALLY are?  I ask You to bind the lies of the enemy from us today and only allow the Truth about who You are to enter in.  Let Truth reign in our hearts today.  Let our hearts be full of Your song today, and we will sing songs of joy and praise to You because You are worthy!!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.


“Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you…”

Colossians 3:16a


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