“For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.”
Psalms 149:4-5 NKJV
1. We are PLEASURABLE to God. As in, tumunyumira! He enjoys us. You probably may have bought into the lie that God is angry at you and just endures you. He’d rather not be talking to you! This badly affects your relationship with Him and your ability to walk in your identity as a daughter or son of God. I’m sorry that you have been fed that stuff. Daddy loves you unconditionally! Please understand that whenever you connect with Him, it brings Him much pleasure. So go ahead and praise Him, worship Him, pray to Him; be with Him. He loves it.
2. Salvation, when received with humility (not our own works) is BEAUTIFUL! I remember the days when being saved was a dour affair! In fact, it somewhat looked as though the non saved guys were enjoying life. What was the problem? Wrong belief systems. When you’ve been told that God is angry, wielding a baseball bat and ready to knock you off for your indiscretions; plus He will send you to hell if you chuck Him, then that relationship becomes one of enduring. Since the day I understood that we are saved by grace through faith, and not by works, I have enjoyed this relationship. Salvation is indeed beautiful.
3. As for us singing aloud on our beds, that’s quite uncontainable JOY! Paul says, “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice”. All believers have bottomless wells of joy. Rejoicing is the action of drawing on that joy for consumption! He says we can do this always… all the time. This is only possible “in the Lord”. This is a joy that’s independent of happenings and can be used anytime, anywhere regardless. Rejoicing is an action that comes from the realization of how good God has been to us. It can take on the form of singing aloud on our beds… ke ke ke!!!