Friday, January 11, 2008

Rejoice!

I just love it when I think about, and when God reminds me of His love. I think sometimes we spend so much time trying so hard to be good enough, and work hard enough to earn His love. We feel that we approach him most often asking for forgiveness and apologizing. We forget how much He loves us, that we don't have to earn His love, He freely gives it because he wants too. We forget how proud He is of us, and that, you know what? We actually please him to the point that he celebrates us! I'm so thankful for his love. But I'm also so very thankful that He just simply accepts me, with gladness and happiness, and His acceptance and love is unconditional. It's for me, just who I am, including the garbage as well as the treasure. He is proud of us! We make Him happy. He rejoices over us! He sings love songs about us! Look at this...

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.
Zephaniah 3:17

Now how's that for a love song?

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Great post!

I'm also so very thankful that He just simply accepts me, with gladness and happiness, and His acceptance and love is unconditional.

Amen!

Suzanne said...

So glad to know about your blog!! I am happy, too, knowing that all the baggage I carry doesn't matter to Him; he sees me in the righteousness of Christ! Thanks for the reminder!