When God Serenades You
Micca Monda Campbell

"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." Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

Growing up I had to watch whatever my sister wanted to watch on television because she was the oldest. She liked the black and white classics that featured Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Over time, I began to enjoy them too.

I really liked the part of the movie when Dean Martin would serenade the woman he loved at her bedroom window. I thought that was so romantic! In fact, I would get a funny feeling in my stomach. Somehow, I knew deep inside that I, too, would be serenaded by some lovesick man. I didn't know when, but I was certain it was going to happen.

Well, guess what?

It never happened.

At first, I was bummed. Then, one day shortly after I had experienced tragedy in my life, and was feeling completely unloved, I came across our key verse.

"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."

Right away, I knew God had led me to this truth. How else does a person stumble into the book of Zephaniah if not led there by God? At the time, I didn't know the book of Zephaniah existed. But it did exist, and the words on the page read like a personal note written just for me. Micca, I will rejoice over you with singing!

That's when it dawned on me. God delights in me so much that it causes Him to break out in song! Suddenly, it no longer mattered that no one else has ever serenaded me. God, Himself, serenades me. He sings to me. He sings over me and He sings about me! It's His joy to do so. Better yet, He delights in serenading you, too.

I pray that you will allow this verse to sink deep into your heart today so you'll have it when you need it. Trust me. There will be a day when you will need it. You see, we tend to believe that because we are children of God that nothing bad will ever happen to us. When the bad does happen, we believe the lie every time.

I knew it, God! I knew You really didn't love me.

Friend, that is a lie from the pit of hell. Nothing is further from the truth. God, indeed, loves you because He can't do anything less. You and I cause God's supernatural heart to skip a beat at the mere thought of us. Therefore, the next time you're feeling unloved because of some adversity in your life stop and say, "NO! That's a lie. God loves me so much that He can't help but sing about it!"

Dear Lord, I need Your loving touch today. Let Your love song wash over me and fill my heart. I release my feelings of doubt to You and rest in Your undying love. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Related Resources:
An Untroubled Heart: Finding Faith that is Stronger than All Your Fears by Micca Campbell

Micca Campbell's Testimony DVD by Micca Campbell

Visit Micca’s blog for more encouragement today.

The Wonder of His Love: A Journey into the Heart of God by Nancy Stafford

Application Steps:
Look up each verse and memorize them. When you need to experience God's love, close your eyes and repeat them to your heart: Jeremiah 31:3; 1 John 4:16; John 15:16; Isaiah 54:10.

Reflections:
What causes you to doubt God's love?

Is there better proof of God's love than giving His own life for you? Have you experienced the power of God’s Love through Christ? Accept His invitation today to know Him.

Power Verses:
1 Corinthians 13:8, "Love never fails." (NIV)

Isaiah 54:10, "My love and kindness will not depart from you." (NIV)

© 2010 by Micca Campbell. All rights reserved.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for your words i found comfort in them it is so hard for me to believe god is real and that he loves ME!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter has been learning this verse this week at school and it has been a blessing to me. It was a good opportunity to talk about how much God loves us with my 6 yr old daughter.

Anonymous Denise said...

Right before I read this devotion this morning, I was spending time worshiping God and I felt him seranading me. This devotion was a confromation to me that God was singing over me this morning. Im so glad God's love never fails and is never conditional. Thank you so much for letting God use you to show his love for me.

Thank you for this valentine reminder from God.
I'm promising now no more anger,
no more dressing you down.
For even if the mountains walk away
and the hills fall to pieces,
My love won't walk away from you,
my covenant commitment of peace won't fall apart."
The God who has compassion on you says so. Isaiah 54:10 MSG
Wow, what love, What a God!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everyone believes God doesn't love them when bad things happen. I lost my husband to cancer and my house burned down weeks later. I never once felt that God didn't love me or have my best interests at heart.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everyone believes God doesn't love them when bad things happen. I lost my husband to cancer and my house burned down weeks later. I never once felt that God didn't love me or have my best interests at heart.

Blogger Micca said...

Dear Anonymous,

What strong faith you have in God's love and promises!! Will you join me in praying for others to develop that same kind of faith? Oh, how they long to be where you are!
I pray that you will remain in His love always.
sweet blessings, friend
Micca

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My church is working through the book of Zephaniah so this was an awesome message. Thanks!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love birds, I love to watching them at the feeders & love to listen to them sing. One day when I returned home from church, I was feeling all alone. My family does not attend church with me & the sight of other pews filled with entire families left me feeling this way. I went outside to sit & pray about this. The trees were alive with birds, they were on the ground & on the feeders also. All the birds were singing. It was something I have never heard before. I thanked God for giving me that gift. That was his way of telling me that he loves me. Thanks for giving me the chance to share this experience. God bless.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. My heart is sick from being alone this Valentine's Day. I'm approaching 30 and nothing... so it seems. Zephaniah 3:17 is my favorite verse and I needed to hear it fresh again - thank you.

Anonymous Jessica said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. This is so encouraging!! I love knowing that my Lord loves me so much!

Blogger MrsLouis01 said...

God is just awesome like that!

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