Day 13: The God I Know (January 13)

 

This morning while I was running, I was worshiping to “Good Good Father” and “Reckless Love”.  Both were being played during a previously recorded church worship service and had a lot of strings playing.  As I heard the strings playing, I felt stirred and I saw myself ice skating.  I was skating all around the rink and leaping beautifully and dancing on the ice for my King.  It was a beautiful and innocent moment.

Then I heard God saying to me, “You can dance before me like that because you know that I dance over you like that every day.”

It’s true.  I see God dancing over me all the time.  Throughout any given day, a smile that starts from inside my heart, will spread across my face because suddenly I will become aware that my Father is smiling over me!

Every time I see God’s face, He’s smiling or laughing.  His delight over my very existence is so intimate and loving and affirming, and I try to take time each time I see that and let it soak into my soul.

I wonder this morning, how do you see God?  Have you discovered the joy of the Father?  Have you seen Him delighting over you too?  Do you know that He approves of you simply because you are alive?  There is no striving in His love, and it does indeed cast out all fear.

Once my life was covered in the blood of Jesus, I moved forward into the depth of His Presence to begin to really have relationship with the Father, Son, and Spirit.  It has undoubtedly been the best decision I’ve ever made.

Life ends at the cross, only to begin again.  The old is laid there, but we are to then move forward, having been reborn, into discovering how deep and how wide the love of God is for us.

I challenge you today, to find a quiet moment and simply ask God to show you how much He delights over you!…….and then, believe it!!!!!  It’s truth. It’s Who He is…..God is love.  Then take it a step further and lean into the Lord to see life after the cross….The life of victory.

Jesus, thank You for Your sacrifice.  I could never imagine the depth of Your devotion to us.  God, I ask that You would release me to walk out a life in the fullness of the victory that You alone could achieve through the cross.  Never let me forget that all I ever have or will be is because of that sacrifice.  Let that thought lead me to live in a place of gratitude and joy! In Jesus name, Amen.

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.           Psalm 147:4

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.              Zeph. 3:17

“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”   Psalm 46:10

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – Not by works, so that no one can boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9

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