Today I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama for the Five Minute Friday. This playing with words has been so good for my heart. We write for just 5 minutes. No editing. No backtracking. No worrying about whether it’s perfect or right. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Today’s Prompt: Delight
Do I dare believe that the God of the universe delights in me?
How can a holy God, pure and spotless take pleasure in someone who is scared and made imperfect by sin?
But He does. He rejoices over me with singing. He dances over me with joy.
He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
Do I delight in Him? My heart says “yes”, even though my actions at times may fail. I want Him to be my one and only pleasure. The fulfillment that I seek beyond anything this world has to offer.
I delight in Him.
And when I delight in Him, He promises to give to me the desires of my heart. Not my own, selfish desires, but those desires that come from a life of surrender and abandonment. For when I fully delight in Him, His desires become my desires.
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
He desires me.
His desire is for me. He longs to be with me. He takes pleasure in my company.
I will take pleasure in the goodness of the Lord. I will delight myself in Him.
I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me. (Song of Solomon 7:10)
*Scripture references added after the timer dinged.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & leave an encouraging comment.