The morning light coming in through various windows caught my attention today. It's around 7:00 am and I've been back from taking Sarah to work for an hour.
I've been thinking about the message at church yesterday about how satan tries to deceive us. One big area is that he tries to get us to believe that God does not delight in nor is He committed in doing good to me.
I struggled with this for many years. However, God's word says that He takes delight in me, and rejoices over me.
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
The NIV says
God is with you,
Growing up, I kind of had the feeling that God was only pleased with me or loved me if I did what He wanted. That'd been my experience with people, so it seemed like that was the way God was, too.
But the God's word says that he loved me before the foundation of the world and that He loves me because He loves me, not because I do everything right.
Isn't it cool that the one who made us and fashioned us just how He wanted us to be, loves us with such grace?
I know that it helps me to be free to be who He's created me to be, regardless of my circumstances, or personal struggles.
My God delights in me, and He delights in you, too!
The second month of the year is nearly over, can you believe it?