So often we humans need extra motivation to do what God desires. Using the Master’s resources is all about risking it all. Playing it safe is foolish. God is saying to you: ‘Come! Be my partner! You will experience my joy!” Witnessing is risk-taking. Offering forgiveness is risk-taking. Loving those who are hurting is risk-taking. Loving those who have hurt you is risk-taking. Oh, but the reward is being in sync with the Father. It is participating in the profound and amazing happiness that God the Father is experiencing when you join up with Him. Using what God has given you for His purposes puts you on His wavelength. This fill Him with dynamic joy. And in turn, this makes us strong and faithful. And confident.
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.”
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)