Have you had a weary week? Are you running on fumes?

 

Did you know that God sings over you? Don't miss this short encouraging devotional meditation

 

Often we are incredibly busy with demands of work, family, and home.  We feel we can hardly breathe, let alone sing. Yet, our Creator God, the One Who keeps our world and our galaxy precisely spinning, the One who counts every hair on your head, He sings over you in JOY!

The Lord will take delight in you,
    and in his love he will give you new life.
He will sing and be joyful over you…

Zephaniah 3:17 (GNT)

There is something so sweet, so loving, so powerful in those words.  Just by reading them I feel loved, cherished, important.

In the midst of the daily demands, in the midst of people everywhere, do you feel lonely, unappreciated, worthless?

That is not God’s desire for you.  The enemy of our soul wants us to think and feel all those negative things. He wants to rob us of our joy and energy.  But God… God loves us just the way we are.  In fact… He delights in us… so much so that He sings with joy over us. God wants us to be filled with His joy and energy.

God’s joy is unimaginably powerful. He is God. When he speaks galaxies come into being. And when he sings for joy more energy is released than exists in all the matter and motion of the universe.  ~John Piper

Just think. When God sings over you… He is filling you with His love and His joy and His energy and His power.

We need to respond to this loving act by our loving Heavenly Father. 

Right this moment… STOP! 

  • Thank God for His love… for His grace… for His goodness… for His power… for His song.
  • Rest for a few moments in the quiet and just be quiet.
  • And then… tell Him you are ready to receive the love, joy, peace, energy, and power that He has been singing over you and then quietly take it all in.
  • Ask Him to help you be more aware of His nearness and song as you go through the rest of your day(s).

Now when you jump back into your routine, expect to be renewed, reenergized, and joyful.

And…. Decide to live in God’s power and joy.

 

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Is that a joyous choir I hear? No, it is the Lord himself exulting over you in happy song.

Zephaniah 3:17 (TLB)

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God Sings Over Us - It's JoyDay!

 

It’s JoyDay!

And time to get our joy meters soaring!

Please join me in thinking back over the past week and counting seven things for which you are thankful.  This simple exercise of counting and giving thanks together in this space is something we do each week to reset our compasses and put our eyes back on the Lord.

I’ll start…

Thank you, God for…

  1. singing joyfully over me… not because I deserve it… but because you love me more than I can ever imagine.
  2. showing me how to tweak my diet for healing.
  3. being our healer, restore, rebuilder.
  4. the joy of seeing a six-year-old stuffing his fist with dandelions until it could hold no more.
  5. Your joy and protection.  You are the God who loves us and fights for us.  And even more WON the victory!
  6. green beginning to pop… EVERYWHERE!
  7. Your love beyond measure.
  8. Your constant care and provision… being our all in all. 

Now…it’s YOUR turn!

List your ‘seven’ in the ‘share your extraordinary thoughts’ section below.

You’ll be glad you did.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet thoughts.

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Comments

  1. Ahhh Joy Day!
    1. Birds are singing and have been all day long
    2. I memorized a short verse and it helped me in a darkest hour these days. You (God) are good. You do good. Teach me Your statutes. Psalm 119:68
    3. The bird 🐦 is singing and singing!!! Peace and quietness. Thank you Lord. This has been so very rare in this neighborhood.
    4. An afternoon spent with my grandsons and my daughter and it is a joy to hear laughter and see smiles.
    5. Flowers
    6. Telephones to talk to my sisters.
    7. A ride

    • Gwen, I rejoice with you that you had peace and quiet in your neighborhood. Thank you, Jesus!!! Spring is such a wonderful time and I agree, hearing the birds sing all day is incredibly beautiful and joyful.
      Praying your week is blessed in every way. XOXOXO

  2. SO beautiful! I want to send this to about a gazillion people. Thanks for sharing! XO Susie from The Chelsea Project

  3. Debbie says:

    Diane, you have such a wonderful way with words in teaching God’s word! Music to the ears 🙂 God bless you sweetie and I hope you have a wonderful week. I have MUCH to be thankful for and I thank God just about all day 🙂

  4. I DID know that God sings over me. Isn’t that amazing? I love the song that goes with this verse too. Thank you for continuing to host Joy Day. I haven’t been here in awhile so I thought I’d better get on over and join you.
    1. Thank you God that You sing over me all. the. time.
    2. Thank you for a place we can come and share our joys together.
    3. Thank you that you are the God who is Sovereign and answers all our prayers at just the right time.
    4. Thank you for joy in the midst of trials.
    5. Thank you for today when we will have the opportunity to spend time with hubby’s nephew and his family, especially because Pete is a new believer!
    6. Thank you for sunshine outside my window.
    7. Thank you Holy Spirit that you live in me and minister to my spirit daily.

    • Patti, it’s so nice to see you here. Thank you for your joyful encouragement and sharing your ‘seven,’ too! It really IS amazing that God is so intimate with us. I’m certain we haven’t even begun to grasp his amazing wonderful love for us. I’m so excited for you to have this special time with your nephew to love on him and pour God’s grace and goodness into him and his family. What a blessing.
      Praying your week overflows with joy and grace. xoxo

  5. AMEN! I love your encouragement here. This space is so full of life. I am thankful for you!

  6. This is awesome! I needed this today! Thanks Diane!

  7. I so appreciate the thought of God singing over me as music ministers to my soul!

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