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singing over me!

its been a really busy week. life is full force on.  this morning god started to show me something about myself in an area that im really struggling in.  i feel this horrible guilt and condemnation over the silliest, non issue things.  its a true joy steal er. this am, while in the midst of my struggle to see the joy and light in the day (while all the kids screamed and pulled at me ha)  nate put this amazing cd on and it talked about god singing over us

so i looked the verse up

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."  Zep 3:17

i read it in a bunch of different translations but the old niv was my favorite. i read it slowly like this

the lord my god is with you (when im doing stupid things)
the mighty warrior who saves (a mighty warrior!  he saves me from the stupid thing i did)
he will take great delight in me (even after i did/said something stupid he still LIKES me!!!)
in his love he will no longer rebuke me (he LOVES me even thou i did something stupid)
but will rejoice over me with singing (he SINGS to me when im acting stupid!!!)

how much is that like the love of a parent to child.  when my kids are acting stupid, i dont like what they did but i am all over them with hugs and kisses when the come to me during and after acting stupid!

so as i go about my day today, when i feel the negative thoughts come to me i will tell myself that god is singing over me right now



Mom said...

Mel' I always appreciate your honest and your open heart. I have learned some valuable things from you. Thanks for sharing your heart. God bless you.
Lots of love

Papa said...

I stand with you always in agreement that your/our enemy will not steal your JOY. When we focus on His word as you did, everything is lifted and we can then feel His ever loving presence around us.

Mel that's a lesson for us all.

Blessings my daughter, Daddy.

mel said...

thanks mom and dad, your love, support and encouragement means a lot to me

mel said...

hi this is nate I am so exited about coming to your house on Friday and am exited to wresel with charlotte and to do a play or skit with Quinn


p.s I am awesome!