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"No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah;
for the Lord will take delight in you,
and your land will be married."
THE LORD'S DELIGHT
We all know---to one degree or another---what it is to be forsaken and alone. You might be in such a place right now---but even if you're not, hear the good news that the prophet Isaiah has for you.
- Almighty God takes pleasure in you. The holy, infinitely loving, all-powerful God takes pleasure in you, one of His less-than-holy, inconsistently loving, and weak creatures. Despite the quantum differences between you and your heavenly Father, He takes pleasure in you.
- God delights in His fellowship with you. God communes with the angels and the saints already in heaven---yet finds joy in relating to you!
- God delights in the glory you bring Him. And you bring Him glory when you share His love, worship Him, repent, serve... the list go on.
- Although God needs nothing, He is pleased to receive your obedience, worship and praise. In what ways is God receiving your obedience? His Spirit will show you.. What worship and praise can you offer Him this day... this minute even?
Spend time with the One who delights in you.
from Discovering God's Daily Agenda
by Henry & Richard Blackaby