Wednesday, March 9th , 2016
Women Connect ~ short weekly post to inspire and encourage.
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17
Good news abounds –
It pulls the plug on all the bad news we tell ourselves about what we have to do and say and be to be acceptable to God. It undoes all our striving and trying to get ourselves good.
The good news today is:
Today – – –
He loves the very sight of you,
the sound of your voice,
the shape of your being.
Even before you open your eyes – you make Him glad, you bring Him glory by being you.
Because He is within you and Jesus flows on out of you even when your not looking or even trying.
And He’s so happy you are His – theres never been a moments regret.
He moved heaven and earth to save you and theres no talking Him out of it, it can’t be undone. His heart is set.
He calls you beloved. He calls you friend. Your name written on His hands.
Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. – – – – John 8:10-11
Because Jesus didn’t come to condemn us, nor to point the finger or to set rules and regulations ~
He came to love us, to bring God’s enormous unfathomable love out of heaven ~ to us.
And today you have Jesus and all of heaven cheering you on. Calling your name, rejoicing over you. He’s amazed at your courage, amazed at what you do, amazed at your getting back up and your not giving in. Delighted in your faith – yes that small amount of it you think you have. He doesn’t miss a thing.
Theres no work involved when it comes to His love, no performance review, no “you should have by now”, no “oh not you again”, no disappointed head shaking.
Just grace upon grace upon grace (John 1:16)
And more grace
Just us believing and this powerful big love running fast towards us.
You’re more than your hands do. You’re more than your hands have. You’re more than how other hands measure you. You are what is written on God’s Hands: Safe. Held. His. Beloved Ann Voskamp
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,”Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7
Good news abounds today
And its all about God’s love.
Have a beautiful day.
Lv Tracey xx
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