Thursday, August 22, 2013

God Lives Among You - Zephaniah 3:17

Zephaniah 3:17 -- "For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."

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Many people, including some Christians, have this idea that God is this being who is up in the clouds somewhere sitting on his throne looking down on the little people walking the earth. However, this is a very short-sighted view of God.

 "For the Lord your God is living among you."

God is not some distant deity that needs praise to boost his ego. God loves you, just for being you because that is how he made you, unique and extraordinary. He delights in your joy, calms your fears and rejoices with you in song.

The Almighty God I serve doesn't spend his time up in the clouds, instead, he lives among us. He is beside the women in labor, behind the solider in combat and lifting up the bullied child. He doesn't just watch over us as our lives pass us by, he is there with us guarding and guiding us through the obstacles life throws our way.

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