John: Day 20

Grace Day

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Today's Text: Zephaniah 3:17

Take this day as an opportunity to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

He will rejoice over you with gladness.
He will bring you quietness with His love.
He will delight in you with shouts of joy.
—Zephaniah 3:17

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  • God takes pride in you!! IN YOU! I know so many of us carry so much guilt and pain but the key is to remember everyone is. But not every has God, unfortunately, this allows us as children of God to keep our heads up high, and be joyful in the fact that the God of the universe is taking pride in US!!

  • Heather Fringer

    I love to be reminded that our God will bring quietness with His love and He sings praises over me! I mean, out of everyone in this world, He sings praise over me!! How cool is that to know!

  • Cassandra Stone

    What do you think it looks like for God to delight over me with “shouts of joy”?

  • God LIKES me. More than that, he shouts in sheer delight over me. My mind can’t take it in. The Lord of Angel Armies, loves me! Wanted me. Chose me.

    • Leslie

      YES!!!! I am standing in awe of this as well. The God of the universe, the one who moves mountains, the one who raises the dead, the one who created everything…HE LOVES ME! That is a great truth to walk in. Makes approaching everyday look differently. I can have this promise and this great confidence!

  • What also struck me this morning is that each statement begins with HE WILL! Following yesterday’s remain in. I am struck a new with how God so desires to work in us and through us and we are called to just allow that process to take shape. He will do it. He delights in me with SHOUTS OF JOY! Shouts of joy over me, I am truly humbled and awed!

    • Taylor

      Thank you, I needed this reminder. I’m currently in a place where I am questioning promises, but God WILL! I keep trying to cut the process short.

  • The NIV quotes, “The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” It’s a very humbling verse for me because God will rejoice over me, with singing I might add, and I don’t even think of myself worthy enough for all the sins I’ve committed against Him, yet He will forgive them and forget them out of the great love He has for me…mind.blown. Thank you, Jesus, for being happy to see me every morning, and wanting the best for me on a daily basis, and loving me unconditionally. May I continue to be humble in your sight, seek after you persistently, and grow deeper in love with You and Your Word, my Mighty Warrior who saves. Amen.

  • This verse in the Amplified Version:
    “The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.”

  • Rachel Y.

    Wow. I am amazed and so thankful that God chose to place this verse in the Bible. He highlights intentionally His great love and true father’s heart .
    ” He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all of your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

  • I made a special prayer for Him today focusing on one aspect of my future. I want to be a writer and that mat not be the easiest or most wealthiest career to choose but writing has been a gift given to me by God. He gave me a talent for it and it’s something i feel like I have to pursue. I pray that He would fill me with wisdom every time I sit and write and for my words to have the ability to touch other people. I pray He is with me every step of the way, even when it may get tough but for His will to be done. I trust in Him and for the plan and future He has for my life. Amen

  • churchmouse

    God rejoices in me and delights in me. Me! Wow. Overwhelmed and humbled by the thought!

  • Shelly S.

    In the New Living Translation it says:
    “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.””
    ‭‭I am so glad to have a MIGHTY savior. And when we are in His love he WILL calm all our fears. Good news for sure.

  • “He will bring you quietness with His love.” Just at the needed time! Thank you Lord!

  • Was wondering what other people thought about the meaning of bringing quietness.
    It reminds me of the peace he brings me, especially when life is crazy.

    • Katalina

      I’m with you! He’s always give me peace when y life has gotten a little crazy.

    • CC

      Yes, this! I have two kids under two and a husband in medical residency. God has graciously granted me quietness to dwell with him in my heart, even when the kids are screaming and my husband is almost always working, studying, or sleeping.

  • Grace days always have perfect timing. It just reminds me how individualized God shows His love and it amazes me.

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