Who doesn’t like to show off gifts and blessings? Little girls twirl the skirts on new dresses. Boys show their talents in shooting hoops with a new basketball. Cooking on a new grill gives the guy in your home a chance to show off their cooking skills. I remember getting my newest piano and just playing it over and over. We all delight in showing things that mean something to us. We delight in one another too when love reigns.
Oh beloved! Did you know? Have you heard? The LORD Delights in you! His love for you is beyond your wildest imagination. He’s your King and you are His beloved. As you delight yourself in Him He says He will give you the very desires of your heart! He delights in every detail of your life – watching over you, guiding you, caring for you and redeeming every situation you find yourself in. He isn’t watching to see if you make a mistake so He can chastise you. He watches you His beloved because He loves you! He is present in your blessings and He is on guard in your troubles. He says you are beautiful and set apart for His glory! The enemy would tell you that you are done for, dropped, excluded, ashamed, a recluse and has been. He would have you reluctant to live for Christ through fear of embarrassment or humiliation. People might have left you, wanted to control you, talked behind your back, left you high and dry. But Holy Spirit dwells in you and speaks to your heart: HONORED! Because of Christ, God recites over you – blessed, beautiful, fulfilled, favored, accepted, redeemed, restored, fearless, victorious, princess, warrior, and sword bearer! We delight in His precepts as well as we live loved and thrive in Him.
God loves you and He’s for you! Place your hand over your heart this morning and recite: “God delights in ME!” There, doesn’t that just bless your heart and increase your vision for Him? Don’t shed another tear because of doubt and fear – just run to the Mercy Seat and rest in your Father’s Arms as you live in the light of His Glory and Grace!
Micah 7:8 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
2 Samuel 22:20 He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me!
Psalm 37:23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. AMP
Psalm 45:11 For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor Him, for He is your Lord.
Psalm 149:4 For the Lord delights in His people; He crowns the humble with victory.