Valentine’s has come and gone, but I need to share with you how beautiful ours was! I used to never like Valentine’s day- the day comes with strings of expectancy, and I feel it’s not often that we actually experience what we expect that we will. Since my teen years and since meeting the love of my life, I’ve grown to appreciate valentine’s day as a time to show love to those God has placed in my life and most importantly remind them of his love, rather than merely my own because his is worth so much more and it is only through his teaching that I am learning how to love.
And that is what this Valentine’s day has reminded me of. ..
One night as I was gathering old paper and some music for crafting, the Lord brought to mind a verse a friend spoke over me long ago when I was struggling with a bought of depression.
“He sings over you Autumn. He sings over you. You may not be aware of this, but he is so enthralled by who he has made you- just you as you are-that he is singing over you. He is your King. You will not be shaken.”
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.”
He is rejoicing over you. He is rejoicing over me. I reached for my scissors as creative juices filled my mind and I began to create messages of truth for those dear friends that have spoken truth over me throughout my life. As I wrote it over and over again, meditating on this truth, it began to penetrate and while the depression did not leave over night, and I don’t believe it will, I have hope because I am holding onto The Protector of My Soul. I know He is indeed who he says He is.
He will not abandon me to the grave nor will he let his holy one see decay. He has made known to me the path of life and he fills me with joy in his presence (Psalm 16:9-11).
He fills me with joy in his presence…