Friday, March 30, 2012
God's Proud of His Children
Let that sink in.
When was the last time you sat within a group of friends, gave a run down of your week stating both the positive and negative outcomes but finished by stating you were proud of all the strides you made? Because of the balance, this isn't prideful.
If we battle with giving ourselves a little pat on the back, then how much more must we endeavor to remember that God is proud of us too? Currently, I'm reading through the book of Isaiah. In the beginning it's full of woe, then all of a sudden God throws 3:10 in:
"Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds."
Then he goes back to his warnings to the wicked. As a woman in general, it can be easy to listen to the world and let it beat me down. Even as a baptized daughter into Christ, it also can be easy to read verses of warnings and think somehow I only disappoint God. But God is happy about his children!!
May these verses below comfort you into the weekend. Maybe afterwards you might do the desktop high-five above (if you have already who says you don't deserve it twice - ha), then state out loud, "God's proud of me and I'm proud of me too."
May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.
For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
However, the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you.
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