June 30, Rejoice in His Love

Today’s reading: Psalms 146-150

“Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds”
- Psalm 149:3-5.

The Lord just doesn’t tolerate you, He delights in you! He watches over you and bestows honor on you as you humble yourself to submit to His will and rejoice in His ways. If this truth doesn’t exhilarate you and fill you with joy, then you may not fully comprehend either what God’s love means or the significance of the favor you have with Him. Paul grasped God’s great love for His people when he wrote:

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:37-39).

Take some time today to reflect on the fact that God takes great joy in His love for and relationship with you. Ask Him to reveal to you any hindrance like a sense of rejection or failure that would keep you from a full appreciation of His love for you. Then work to remove that blockage so you can rejoice in His love for you!