I've really just been resting here for a little while, and really trying to grasp what it says and let it soak in. Anyways, the passage is:

Zephaniah 3:17, which reads: "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."

There's a lot of good stuff packed into this one verse. First off, we see right off the bat that God is a personal God. It says, the Lord YOUR God is with you. So to me, this is very comforting. The God of the Universe, the God who breathed life into existence, the God who made the heavens and earth, and the stars...He is with me, and you of course. That's awesome stuff. It continues to say that our God, that same personal God we just read about, is mighty to save. It doesnt matter what kind of baggage you bring to the table, or where you've been or how bad youve messed up, b/c our God, even today, is mighty to save. Once again, I could go on and on about that.

So we keep reading, and since I must return to work here in a second, I'll just touch on the last part. It says that "He will rejoice over you with singing". Um....hello, did you catch that. So you're telling me that the God that formed the heavens and the earth rejoices over me with singing? yes, thats what i'm telling you. I get this picture sometimes while leading worshp....a room full of people lifting our hands in worship, singing out to God...and while that is going on, just a picture of the Lord singing songs over His church, and His people. Man, that is so beautiful.
And so I hope that this verse will touch you, encourage you, and bless you, like it has me. Incredible.


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