Thursday, July 5, 2007

Knowing God's Love

Someone recently shared with me Zephania 3:17 "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." What an incredible verse, it stands in stark contrast to what I sometimes feel God is like. Sometimes I feel God is just waiting to punish us when we blow it. Instead, God says like a loving parent He "delights" in us. He delights in us so much that he "rejoices" over us with singing. I remember when my kids were little, I rejoiced over them with singing. I would sing to them in the car, I would sing to them as I put them down to sleep, I would sing over them without even thinking about it because they filled my heart with such joy. This is the kind of love God has for us when we are his. Words can't describe the peace and joy my heart feels knowing this.

Today I am drinking Peerless coffee's Macadamia Nut blend. Its tasty as a cold coffee drink with a splash of milk. I'm drinking iced coffee today as I anticipate our temperature here to go over 100.


caljoy said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blogs sister Bonnie. thanks for sharing your thoughts in such an honest and real way. I was talking to a good buddy on the phone yesterday and found out that both of us have been praying alike without knowing it. Neither one of us ever prayed that someone would feel and know God's good favor on them, I especially like Ps. 5: 12 "For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield." Just get that picture in your mind. His favor, his kind regard towards us ~ He covers it all over us as a shield and wants to protect us with it. WOW think about that for awhile.
Love ya, Joy

Bonnie Arnwine said...

Wow thanks for good word and the prayers Joy!