Friday, January 4, 2013

Resolve to be Content

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  If you don't, you at least have been asked.  Most resolutions focus on improving themselves - diet, exercise, saving money, getting organized, praying more etc.

It's like we're just not good enough the way we are, isn't it?  Self-improvement can be exhausting.  We may fear others won't love us if we aren't thin enough, that we are failures because we're in debt, the clutter in our homes equates with our failing at life, or at least Martha Stewart. 

While it's a good practice to evaluate how we can make some changes, it shouldn't crush our souls.

"He will take great delight in you."

Who?  The Lord God almighty himself!

Notice how the words from Zephaniah 3 do not say "But only if you are perfect."  God loves us - DELIGHTS in us - with all our faults, shortcomings, and failures.

Today, resolve to remember that perfection is a nice goal, but not an endorsement of you as a human being.

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with ihs love, he will rejoice over you with singing."  Zephaniah 3:17

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