Wednesday, October 29, 2008

~Word Filled Wednesday~






For my "WFW" I want to share what I studied tonight in Psalms 18, and a portion from Max Lucado's ~ A Gentle Thunder:

"May I share with you a favorite verse of mine? I like it so much I wrote it on the first page of my Bible."

"Because He delights in me, he save me." Psalm 18:19

"And you thought he saved you because of your decency. You thought he saved you because of your good works or good attitude or good looks. Sorry. If that were the case, your salvation would be lost when your voice went south or your works got weak.

There are many reasons God saves you: to bring glory to himself, to appease his justice, to demonstrate his sovereignty. But one of the sweetest reasons God saved you is because he is fond of you. He likes having you around. He thinks you are the best thing to come down the pike in quite awhile." "As a man rejoices over his new wife, so your God will rejoice over you." Isaiah 62:5

If God had a referigerator, your picture would be on it. If he had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever he you want to talk, he'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart. And the Christmas gift he sent you in Bethlehem? Face it, friend, He's crazy about you."

Do you sometimes miss exactly how much God loves us? I know I'm guilty of that. But, think about it, who else would send their Son to die a cruel death for you and I, who is ALWAYS available, just waiting for us to talk to Him, and who else can live in our heart?

As we come upon the next few months, think about how much he loves you!

Have a fantastic Wednesday. And if you have not, visit more WFW with Amy.

Love, Cheryl

20 comments:

Mokihana said...

I love that... I'm reminded of "The Shack", Paul Young's book, in which God says, "I'm especially fond of you."

Thanks for the reminder...

Denise said...

I really like this sweetie.

hip chick said...

this is so nice to be reminded of. How can we not find joy in serving God when He loves us that much.

Mariposa said...

Love this! It leaves a smile in my face...thanks for sharing!

God Chaser said...

Thanks for this gentle reminder God takes delight in me and because of this I am saved. Because of His delight in me he gave His Son . amazing this God we serve. Be blessed this WFW

Sheryl said...

Thanks for the reminder that He delights in me! Funny how we try to add so much more to it.

Hope you have a great day.

Sheryl

Susan said...

Oh, that was so good.

Sometimes it's hard to believe God delights in me, I know I can be a cranky daughter!!

Just to think how much He loves us is so amazing.

Thanks for the reminder today. What a way for me to begin my day.

Blessings to you Cheryl.

PS Thanks for your prayers last week, you are such a blessing to me.

Debra said...

Cheryl,

What a beautiful verse and what a beautiful thing to grasp!

Have a great WFW ~ Lovin ya bunches!

Mimi said...

Ooh, I love that verse.

Willow said...

Awesome. I find it staggering how much He love us! To know that, as much as I love my own children, He loves us so much more than that -- it is mind blowing and heart opening.

Laurie Ann said...

What a great reminder - God "delights" in us. Wow! Sometimes I don't find myself very "delightable", but I'm so glad He does. It's comforting. Happy WFW to you!

Amy~Saved by Grace said...

love your post today.
Thanks for that and I love the new look.

Deanna said...

It is hard to imagine God loving me that much, but yet I know He does. Amazing Grace.

Melanie said...

I love the words that God delights in me. IN ME!! Oh, my... how blessed we are to have such a loving God!

Happy WFW, Cheryl!

Tracy said...

Oh, how I love that! What a beautiful scripture. Thank you sweet one for sharing this powerful reminder today...

Hugs,
Tracy

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

I don't think our human minds can fathom how much GOD loves us. Your post reminds me of this. We can only use so many analogies and English words to try. . .
It is a given that HE LOVES US. What is most important is "Do we LOVE HIM?" and "How much?"

So much to consider in your beautifully written and poinant post. Thank you and Happy Wednesday!

crittyjoy said...

Wow what powerful words...thanks for the lovely reminder.

Blessings.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Cheryl,
I like that you wrote: Sorry. If that were the case, your salvation would be lost when your voice went south or your works got weak.
If that were the case, I'da been in BIG trouble looong ago... !
I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR INSIGHTS MY FRIEND.. THEY'VE ALWAYS ALWAYS lifted, encouraged and I've always felt your SISTERLY love for one and all!!!
Happy wfw! lea

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your words of wisdom... they were just what I needed today (and maybe that's why I didn't "have the time" yesterday?? You're a blessing!!

Darlene said...

Great minds think alike! I was surprised when I saw your post on "Gentle Thunder"! I posted on this yesterday. I am behind in reading blogs and decided to make a post and catch up reading later.
I think is is awesome when you see what God is telling you...one way he shows me is by seeing the same thing come up in the blogs I read.
God has a sense of humor and I think he is smiling big right now. He is thinking "Darlene you are catching on"!! (Light bulb moment)
How awesome is this!
Darlene