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New Years Meditation

January 1, 2012 by  
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HGIM Network: New Years Meditation #1 … “Why not make a fresh and renewed commitment to the Lord to walk in the freedom He purposed for you!  You’ve been made free!”

“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)

The Lord takes “great delight” in me?  What is it about me that could possibly be delightful to Him?  He “will rejoice over [me] with singing”?  Oh my!

The Lord God Almighty celebrates our willingness to serve Him, to love Him, to obey Him!  He who is “mighty to save” celebrates our freedom in Him – a freedom that is a memorial to the completed work of the Cross!

When we walk free of the bondage of sin, it causes great celebration in the Throneroom of Heaven!  After all, “it is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”  It is for freedom’s sake that we are admonished to not let ourselves “be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)

Read today’s verse again, “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.”  Can you imagine Him taking great delight in you?  Wouldn’t you love to be quieted with His love?  Don’t you want that assurance that He rejoices over you with singing?  Well, my friend, “the Lord your God is with you” and “he is mighty to save”!  He has saved you from sin!  He has broken every chain that binds you!  He has set you gloriously free to serve Him!  He has loosed you from every yoke of slavery!  You are free!  And, when you walk in that freedom, He takes GREAT DELIGHT in you!  When you walk in obedience, He quiets you with His LOVE!  Oh yes . . . He rejoices over you with singing!  All because of the freedom with which Christ has set you free!

We’re closing out this year in the next couple of days.  Why not make a fresh and renewed commitment to the Lord to walk in the freedom He purposed for you!  You’ve been made free!  Take advantage of that freedom and be delightsome in the eyes of the Lord your God who is with you!  He is mighty to save and set you free – totally free!  Amen!

Father, there are areas in my life that are still not surrendered totally to You.  I struggle with these areas, Lord, and I want to be free!  I want to know that You delight in me because You see in me the freedom that You sent Jesus to accomplish in me and for me!  Father, lead me to Your freedom, to Your victory, for Your glory!  Teach me, Lord, to be quieted with Your love, secure in Your arms, and at rest in Your presence!  In Jesus’ name, amen and amen!

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,  because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”  (Romans 8:1-2)

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