Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Texts

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savoir. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Pollyanna”, the expression “happy texts” will not be foreign to you. I am certain the verse above would be included in the list of positive scripture passages.

Imagine the Lord delighting in you with gladness, calming you with His love and rejoicing over you with singing. Just thinking of God singing over me makes me want to burst forth in song.

Our gladness comes from knowing God is with us. God is our source of happiness. In our delighting in Him, He delights in us. God finds pleasure in, and rejoices over, me.

This verse doesn’t say God takes delight in what I do, plan or say…He simply takes delight in me…and sings!

I wonder what song He’s singing today? Is it’s melody catchy and it’s rhythm upbeat? Would it invite some dancing? Does He hum a tune or has He written lyrics? As I listen for the sound of His voice, my heart is captivated by His love song. My Lord is singing over me!

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Lutiemom said...

Thanks! I really needed that :)

Lori said...

Thank you Joy for starting my Monday off reminding me that God delights in ME! Knowing He is there to calm my fears. God is the reason why I am so happy! Have a great Monday! Lori - AZ

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

The fact that He delights in me just blows my mind! Oh, to be pleasing to Him in everything I do or say.

Enjoyed this today!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Sometimes it does me good to just pull out the old Pollyanna video cassette tape and watch it! So many times we do want to just major on what is going wrong instead of on the "happy texts" in our lives! At least I know I do!

Thanks for reminding me! Mississippi

Deb said...

That's one of my favorite verses.

Just thinking about Him delighting in me. Singing over me.

Makes me want to draw a little closer to Him.

He loves on us so good!

Sweet dreams.

Deb said...

I'm going to hold on to that verse all week.

Just because He loves us so much.

Sweet dreams.

Lynn Cowell said...

So missed your smiling face at She Speaks! The gal in the pic between Melissa and Marybeth is Wendy Blight - a real sweetheart.
I hope your Canadian has been wonderful. So hard to believe that school is right around the corner. This is your son's senior year too, right? Thanks so much for praying for Zach. We can use it :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I've never quite been able to "go there" in my mind ... imagining my Father singing over me. I've given him so many reasons for silence, for disdain. I imagine he does sing over you, sweet friend. That's not a hard leap for me at all.

lots of love this night~elaine

lisasmith said...

One of my favorite verses of all time. Like Elaine it is foreign to me but that is why I like it. It reminds me that God is full of surprises. Great ones!! :)