"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
When I think of this verse, and God's delight in me, I often think of the ministry of a friend of mine - Shelley Hitz. She has a website that allows people to gain a deeper understanding of True Beauty that comes from being loved by Christ. She helps teen girls, women, and anyone really, to look into the distorted perceptions of beauty found elsewhere that really do not create fullness of life that we were made to have. In looking at some of these truths, we see that it's God who delights in us and finds us beloved, beautiful daughters of the King. His thoughts of you and me outnumber the grains of sand (Psalm 139: 18).
If and when thoughts creep in from times past or if present pressures rally for the freedom God has granted me in Christ, I'm reminded that He not only delights in me, but He also
q u i e t s me with His unfailing, relentless love.
Today there is a special going that you can still check out: A free Kindle book/bible study for teen girls TODAY 2/18/12 - "Mirror Mirror...Am I Beautiful?" by Shelley Hitz http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0046A9LVE.
*Inspired by Five Minute Friday with The Gypsy Mama on DELIGHT