I just had to share this today. I know that God really feels this way about us because He told me personally. He answered me when I called and told me that He delights in me.
I’m still trying to walk in that knowledge daily. Changing your mindset can be a long process. But He keeps telling me over and over again through many different avenues – such as this word from David Wilkerson – that He delights in me and I am precious to Him.
David Wilkerson Today
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
THE KEY TO ALL DELIVERANCE
The Holy Spirit gave David a revelation that is the key to all deliverance. David could say, “The reason God delivered me from all my enemies—from all my sorrows and the powers of hell—is because I am precious to him. My God delights in me!”
“He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me (Psalm 18:19). Do you need deliverance? From lust, temptation or trial? From a problem that’s mental, spiritual, emotional or physical? The key to your victory is in this verse above. God delights in you! You are precious to him!
In Song of Solomon, the Lord says of his bride, “How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!” (Song of Solomon 7:6). Three of the Hebrew words in this verse are synonymous: fair means precious; pleasant indicates pleasure; and delights. These words describe Jesus’s thoughts toward his bride as he beholds her. He looks at her and says, “How beautiful, sweet and delightful you are. You are precious to me, O love.”
In turn, the bride boasts, “I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward
me” (7:10). The meaning here is: He runs after me with delight. He chases me because I am so precious to him.
These same thoughts are found throughout the Psalms. “The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy” (Psalm 147:11). “The Lord takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation” (149:4).
Read this devotion online: http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/devotions/2010/the-key-to-all-deliverance