My keyboard clicks out the first few words in my new surroundings and I feel the excitement. Those butterflies swirling around with anticipation of walking out onto a new stage–a new platform. I gaze up at the blue ribbons dancing above my head and floating around my side. And once again, I’m a self-conscious teenager gliding across the gym floor, dressed for the winter ball in a stylish smooth satin bodice with a poofy skirt. The crystal globe sparkles light across the dance floor similar to the way these ribbons swirl the light of joy around my new home.
I’m so happy you have come to visit in my new home where we can share heart-to-heart and listen for the Lord’s loving whispers. Grab a cup of steamy coffee or maybe a special brew of tea in one your china cups. Kick off any stiff formal attire, curl your legs under you on a soft, cozy chair and we’ll chat about the Lord. How He delights in us. How He comforts us and carries us through every storm. He’s our strong fortress. He protects us and sees us and covers us under His pinions. He is our saving grace.
I love the verses that describe how the Lord delights in us. My favorite one that could hang on a wall in this home is Zephaniah 3:17:
“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.” NIV
In the New Living Translation, the verse reads:
“For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Don’t these verses give you a sense of peace? Something like having a balm poured over you while Jesus carries you in His arms.
Which verse would you like to share that really makes you sense His rejoicing and protection over you?
I look forward to moments ahead when we can share treasures from God’s Word. Sometimes to encourage. Sometimes to comfort. Sometimes to guide. Sometimes to pray for each other.
Thank you for visiting today. I hope you return soon to our comfy, feminine home.