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Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in His love He will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.

This scripture is actually about the restoration of a rebellious Israel, but it reminds me of a promise God gave me back in 1994.  I was awakened by a voice telling me to read Isaiah 54.   The entire chapter spoke to my life, but this part reminds me of Zephaniah 3:17.

Isaiah 54:6-10
The Lord will call you back
    as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,
    only to be rejected,” says your God.
 “For a brief moment I abandoned you,
    but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
In a surge of anger
    I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
    I will have compassion on you,”
    says the Lord your Redeemer.
“To me this is like the days of Noah,
    when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.
So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
    never to rebuke you again.
Though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
    nor My covenant of peace be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Are we so different from Israel?  Don’t we place idols before the Lord sometimes?  Work, food, exercise, entertainment, family, reputation, church, and many other things in our lives can become idols.

Thankfully, God is loving and forgiving.  He sees everything we do and knows our thoughts, yet is quick to forgive if we ask.   His unfailing love for us will not be shaken nor His covenant of peace be removed.

Isn’t it amazing that the God of all creation DELIGHTS in us?

I want my life bring Him joy!  I want my life to please Him and make Him smile. 

He IS our MIGHTY Warrior!

I am thankful the Lord is always with us and He fights on our behalf.    With loving kindness He saves us.

Please enjoy this song MIGHTY TO SAVE:

Father, thank You for loving us more than we could ever comprehend.  We don’t know what it is like to love with complete abandon and with no fear attached.  Please help us to love like You do and to fully receive the love You have for us.   You are MIGHTY TO SAVE US and You are always with us!  Thank You Father!   Please bless each person reading these words today and fill our hearts so full of Your love that there is no room left for anything else.   In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

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