L.A.C.E. - Psalm 25:4-5 and Zephaniah 3:17
Make me understand your ways, O Lord!
Teach me your paths!
Guide me into your truth and teach me.
For you are the God who delivers me;
on you I rely all day long.
As a follower of Christ, these verses are the cry of my heart,just as they were King David's. Everyday, I pray for help as I walk the path the Lord has laid out for me.
As we walk with the Lord He is good to lead us and teach us, to chastise us, to laugh with us! He rejoices over us with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 says "The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Isn't that an awesome thought? He is such a personal God. He who holds the universe together - who spoke the words and it came to be - rejoices over me.
What a precious thing this is to me. With all my pride and sin, He loves me.
I really love the line 'He will quiet you by His love.' I am pondering this one - I think it is going to be big in my life. I feel like I have had to fight a lot in my life - fight to be understood, fight to be accepted, appreciated. I haven't always appreciated the gifts that God has given to me or accepted the path He placed me on - I have fought with Him about it but I think that I am beginning to see that as I learn to rest in Him - to give it all to Him - He will 'quiet me with His love.'
I do know that He is good - that even in difficulties He has my best in mind. He is refining me. It is not always pleasant but it is good, and I am thankful.
Photo Credit - Lindsay Rabe Photography
Joining Trish at Lily-Rose Cottage for L.A.C.E.
Lovely, Admirable, Cheerful, Encouragement