Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
17 “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Just another confirmation of the coming of Christ to a recalcitrant people of Israel. How we resemble those folks today – on our good days. There are others in history that we have a stronger resemblance to on most days.
Psalm 5:3 (NLT)
3 Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
We wait expectantly but not necessarily watching for his answers.
John 14:16 (NLT)
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.
Someone to live in us, to guide us, to lead us. Someone to lead us to a better life, the life Christ had in mind when he created everything, the life he models for us, the life we’ll experience in the presence of God. If we’re willing to host, look for guidance and willing to be led.