The Joy Room-
God Delights in Me
Corner 1 of the Joy Room is "God Delights in You." Here is where you will experience the Unspeakable and Triumphant Joy and the Unspeakable Delight that the Bible speaks of in 1 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:24.
- 1 Peter 2:4
- Jude 1:24
What does Unspeakable Delight in you look like? One time I had an experience where someone I loved had lost hope in me and didn't want to be with me anymore. I went out to my car and just sat there, unable to catch my breath. My breathing was shallow and my heart was pounding. All my muscles were tense and my thoughts were racing. I was unable to think clearly and couldn't feel God with me. All I could think about was how to resolve the pain I was feeling.
Suddenly I felt hands on my face. I saw the Lord looking at me with eyes so full of joy and delight. He kept saying over and over, “I am delighted in you, I desire you.” His words seeped through me like hot honey, covering all the painful cracks and craters in my mind, heart, and spirit. As He looked into my eyes delighting in me, I had so much joy yet I could not speak. He literally took my breath away with His Beauty & Goodness!
Eventually, I was able to meet His gaze and smile. Then it became easy to forgive myself and be me again, even with all my weaknesses and shortcomings. I was celebrated and lovely. Jesus said to me, “You are going to make it through this because I am your Joy and your Strength! You will find your voice and you have something special to say."
Jesus wants to do this with you too. In this Corner, we invite Him to be our Joyful One who Delights in Us. We let Him hold our face in His hands and stare at us. Joy always stares at the beautiful. As you choose to look into His eyes and behold His Beautiful Face, the lesser “truths of challenges" shrink and come completely overshadowed by the brilliance of the higher “truths of uncontrollable Joy & Blessing." He can even rewire your mental circuits for joy. This comes from belonging to your God as He delights in you!
Your authority is in His Joy!