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This is Love 1.0

By October 11, 2013 No Comments
One of the things I love about YC is the singing…all those voices in unison worshipping the living God…EPIC! So, get ready for some singing thisweekend…no, not just from Angie, Bluetree, Unhindered, Informants, G1C or Switchfoot….but from God himself…”huh?” You might ask?

 

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.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
A God who loves you so much and who takes so much delight in you that He wants to sing over YOU? We often picture God as that cosmic judge ready to pounce on us at the first sign of a misstep but how about seeing this God who takes pleasure in us. See Him smile with approval as we worship, serve, give and love His kids this weekend. But see His joy not just in the things we do but even more importantly in who we are: His creation, His bride, His church, His masterpiece, His friend. He loves you PERIOD!

Listen to Tozer one more time:

The love of God is one of the great realities of the universe, a pillar upon which the hope of the world rests. But it is a personal, intimate thing, too. God does not love populations He loves people. He loves not masses, but men. He loves us all with a mighty love that has no beginning and can have no end.  In Christian experience there is a highly satisfying love content that distinguishes it from all other religions and elevates it to heights far beyond even the purest and noblest philosophy. This love content is more than a thing; it is God Himself in the midst of His Church singing over His people. True Christian joy is the heart’s harmonious response to the Lord’s song of love. (Holy, 102)
So as this weekend begins and the first songs are sung…listen extra close. You may just hear a divine voice singing His love songs for a generation and for you.
#thisislove

Author Dean Brenton

Executive Director of Ministry Development & Strategic Initiatives PAONL, YCNL Director, Pastor, Husband, Dad, Diakonoi, Christ-follower.

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