Recently, my devotional reading in Jesus Calling has been so on-target for my needs. No surprise since Jesus has a way of making anything around us personally relevant to our particular needs. Such faithfulness from Him draws praise and thanksgiving from us. Here is a verse that brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart:
"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" Zephaniah 3:17. He will rejoice over me with singing -- How very special!!
The Photo above shows angels surrounding Jesus Christ in heavenly places. They are all in positions of praise to Him. We are told in scripture that the angels are in constant praise to King Jesus. The photo above was taken in the Church of the Spilt Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia and is done totally in mosaics.
God rejoices over us - and in return, as so many verses in Psalm testify, we should also rejoice over Him:
"Shout joyfully to the Lord all the earth" 100:1
"The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly" 118:15
"Sing aloud to God our strength; make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob. Raise a song and strike the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the lute" 81:1-2