God Delights in You!
So often I hear the expression “Oh, I’m not worth anything.” Or “I don’t know how God could love me?”
I can tell you how much value you are to God…
Just take a look at the CROSS!
Now you know what you were worth…
Jesus going to the cross and dying to save you and make you a place in heaven.
How much does God love you?
Take a look at the nail pierced Hands and Feet and Side of Jesus!
Yes, Jesus loves you.
See Him walking to Calvary carrying a large cross.
The scriptures are below and I think they speak for themselves. You will be moved and I pray restored in spirit and mind and heart as you see how God feels about you.
It just does not get any better than this!
1.One of my favorites is this “I will not forget you, See I have carved you on the Palms of My Hands”
Carved or engraved or Tattooing: (cut in, of a dwelling-place – tomb, in a rock. engrave, inscribe, with on roll of a book.)
2“The Lord has called me from the womb; from the womb of my mother He has made mention of my name. (Called me by name)” Isaiah 49:1-2
3.“In the shadow of His Hand He has hidden Me. (Concealed me)” Isaiah 49:2
4.“He has made me a polished arrow.” Isaiah 49:2
5.“In His quiver He has hidden me.” Isaiah 49:2
(quiver…to hold arrows)
6.“The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will quiet you with His Love.”
Zephaniah 3:17 (Quiet: rejoice over you, joyful delight)
7.“He will rejoice over you with singing.”(shouts of joy)
8.“Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one to another, and the Lord listened to what they said; so a Book of Remembrance was written before Him for
those who fear the Lord and who esteem His Name”
(honored His Name, thought upon His Name, had high regard for His Name, who meditate) Malachi 3:16
9.“They shall be mine, says the Lord of Hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels.” Malachi 3:17
(special treasure, Jewel, possession)
10.“You record (tally or inscribe) my wanderings (travels). Put my tears into your bottle; are they not in Your book?” Psalms 56:8
11.“On her sides shall you be carried, and be dandled (take delight in) on her knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you!” Isaiah 66 12-13
12.“You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You far I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden for You when I was made in secret.” (in the depths of the earth) Psalm 139:13-15
13.“He brought me to His banqueting (wine) house and His banner over me was ‘Love’”. Song of Solomon 2:4
14.“On that day, declares the Lord of Hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the LORD, and make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord of Hosts.”
Haggai 2:23 (signet or seal)
14b.”Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.” Song of Solomon 8:6 (seal or signet ring, some people wore a breast plate adorned with seals of names or images bound around the neck with a cord, carried on the chest or worn on the finger)
Now See JESUS!
Jesus said “The Son of Man came eating and drinking and drinking and they say ‘Look a glutton and a drinker of wine, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!”
“Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Jesus to hear Him. The Pharisees and the scribes complained, saying “this man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2
“Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His Hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said “Let the little children come to Me. Do not forbid them for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.”
And He laid His Hands on them…” Matthew 19:13-15
Jesus said “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin and not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear. You are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-30
Jesus said “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
Jesus said “I am the good shepherd and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.
My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My Hand.
My Father who has given them to Me is greater that all and on one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s Hand. I and My Father are ONE!”
John 10:10,11,14, 27-30
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”
Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you and I will come again and receive you to Myself that where I am there you may be also. Where I go you know and the way you know.”
Thomas said to Him “Lord we do not know where you are going and how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jesus said: “I no longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his Master is doing; but I have called you friends! For all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His wife has made Herself ready.
To her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Then he said to me, write: Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!”
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.
Then I John saw the holy city the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
I heard a loud voice from heaven saying “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
Then He who sat on the throne said ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me ‘write, for these words are true and faithful.’
And He said ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.
He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”
Jesus said “Blessed are those servants (slaves) whom the master, when He comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that He will gird (put on the clothing of a servant) Himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.” (cause them to lean back, and coming alongside, He will serve them.. Heritage Bible)
God bless you and I know you will be blessed with these and many other scriptures that show how God delights in You! God loves you! Welcome Jesus in your life now as you repent and turn to Him as your Savior and Lord.
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,
God bless you,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt, Luke 18:1