As I was sitting here this morning reading the word I felt impressed to read Zephaniah 3:17 which reads: “The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.” Zep 3:17 Amplified Bible
What a presence of the Lord I felt this morning, sitting here at the The Rev Coffee Roasters, drinking my coffee, meditating on the word and visiting with friends, old and new, who are wandering in during the course of the morning.
Right here, in the coffee shop, the Lord made His Word, alive, fresh, new to me this morning.
How awesome it is to know that the Lord, that the Creator of heaven and earth, in the midst of us is mighty. That as we go through this day, as we look to Him, He enables us to be strong in the midst of the battles of life, especially those times that we don’t understand the why’s or the how comes of things, He says simple trust.
He wants us to realize that He is mighty, not maybe, or could be, but that He is mighty, that He will save, He will deliver us. He will rejoice over us as we draw towards Him, and He towards us, making us to be one with our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our inner most being.
He really does take’s joy in us, He loves us, laughs with joy, He is ecstatic, when we come to Him in faith, trusting, knowing He is Father. Do you realize that He delights in you, as an individual, He delights and rejoices when you take time to come into His presence no matter where you are at.
It brings peace to the day, to the week. In the midst of life, in all that is going on, He is here. Allow Him to hear your hearts cry. He woo’s us, draws us to Himself and in that time, we truly have a time of fellowship, a time of laying our head as it where on His shoulder and hearing the heartbeat of the Father. It is during these times that we learn to communicate with Him
Take a moment today, to meditate on Zep 3:17. Can’t you hear Him at this moment, saying Alan, Rob, Stacy, Chuck, Loary, Chris, Joe, Anita and you, saying “I rejoice over you all this day. I love you with an everlasting love, an unchanging love and I take joy this day to call you my children. I will sing over you this day. I call you my own, my loved ones.”
What a way to begin the day!
May we in turn learn to rejoice in Him, to love as He loves, to rejoice over those who He has given us. He is teaching me to rejoice over my son Joshua, my daughters Gloria and Elise, my grand-children, Rebekah, Jordan and Keian, over those that He has brought into my life over the years, those at Cumberland Community, at The Rev Coffee Roasters, etc!
How about you, are you rejoicing over those whom the Lord has given you? He truly is teaching us to love with His love, to love Him, to love our families, our friends, to take joy in them.
Rejoice this day my friends! Rejoice in the everlasting love of the Father!!
For He rejoices over you!!