Serenading Your Soul

Serenading Your Soul

Close your eyes and picture the moment before the sun dawns the horizon. Imagine your favorite spot to watch the sunrise. Mine would be  a beach where I hear birds greeting the day, observe waves washing in, and feel soft sand squishing between my toes.

Feel the calm of the twilight while anticipating of grandeur of the sunrise.

Sense the serenity of the moment while awaiting the awakening of the day.

He will quiet you with his love.

He will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17c

Our scripture paints a similar picture where God calms you with his love but then rejoices over you! “He will rejoice over you with singing!” (Zephaniah 3:17) God sings passionately, energetically, and excitedly over you! His delight in you is not private rather he proclaims it for the whole world to see. He sings over you with sweet melodies and speaks over you with empowering truth!

Growing up, I always wanted to be serenaded by a boy. Witnessing my sister being serenaded by her boyfriend the day they went to the prom. Seeing her all dressed up in the window looking down on him as he knelt on one knee on a plaid blanket. Hearing him sing along with a song played by a boom box, yes I said a boom box. Solidified for me that being serenaded would be the pinnacle of romantic pursuit.

Sister, your Abba Father, the Master-craftsman of all things, the Ruler of the universe, your Mighty Warrior, he serenades you. The Savior of your soul serenades you with saving grace.

Let that sink in for a moment.

What song do you think he might be singing over you?

What words are coming to his lips?

If you’re like me, the first things that come to mind are often all negative feelings rather than truth. So let me speak God’s truth from his Word over you. Read slowly. Treasure each word and picture your Mighty Warrior, the Savior King, the Creator God, singing over you.

You are my chosen.

You are my beloved.

You are my creation.

You are mine.

You are my delight.

You are my forgiven.

You are my victory.

You are mine.

You are my daughter.

You are my treasure.

You are my bride.

You are mine.

Let him sing over you. Hear his deep, warm tone. Receive his life-giving truth. For you are his. He is yours. You are his delight.

About Erin Nicole Thompson

Erin Nicole Thompson is a fun-loving and authentic momma to 4 littles, wife of a ruggedly handsome Pastor, and as she likes to think, the CEO of her home operations. She delights in worship, cooking with good music, the sweet faces of her sleeping children, adult conversations, and some quiet time at Starbucks. She loves to serve alongside, encourage, and equip young and seasoned women. Erin is grateful to be part of what God is doing at The Chapel, a multi-campus church in Northern Chicago-land where her husband, Dave, pastors the Lake Zurich Campus. Presently, she lives to dream and follow God as he writes her story.

  • Cyndi Tilley

    Lovely words to picture, thanks Erin!