Wednesday, April 15, 2009

One of My Favorite Things

Ben and I had to go to Florida one time for a meeting and got to hear a great speaker. He had us close our eyes (exercies that I usually hate, rebel against) and imagine what Jesus would say if he stood right in front of us at that very moment...knowing what we were thinking, had ever thought in our whole lives, and most certainly what we had done! uugghh!

We are imagining all sorts of disappointed He would be, how sad He would be at our behavior, how frustrated....

Then we hear what has become my favorite verse: Zephaniah 3:17 and we were presented with the idea that Jesus would say 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.

Is that an awesome thought? So have that thought for today...He takes great delight in you! (and I do too by the way!)


Candice said...

Thank you for that reminder!

Anonymous said...

Melissa Williams' momma says:
WOW Lisa...what a thought! So many times in church, I really mean to be totally focused on what Bruce is preaching but know what happens...mind wonders to my grocery list or "what was she thinking wearing that?" or a thousand other things. I snap back to where I need to be - focused on the message! This was a great reminder and I LOVE this scripture you shared. Poor little book of "Z"...often overlooked!
We miss ya'll at Geyer Springs...but it sounds like ya'll are doing great things where you are!
Deborah Lindley, Melissa Williams' momma