When God Cheers

PSALM 149:4-- For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

If you know God as Father, you have the capacity to bring Him delight!

I remember shots my sons made when they were playing basketball. I also recall A’s they made on report cards. I am emotionally involved with my boys, and I delight in cheering them on.

When the Psalmist writes that God will “beautify the humble,” it means literally He will “polish” them. Imagine a loving parent getting a child ready for the big game. Then in the stands, the parent beams over the gleaming child and hoots and hollers for every score he makes.

Parents will cheer for other kids on their child’s team, but not the way they will for their own children. In the same way, God delights in the “kids” who love Him as Father, and He cheers us on to victory.


Spiritual Heart Focus

Consider where you are in life right now and the situations you face. Meditate on the fact that God is cheering you on if you are His child and seeking to live for Him.

Physical Heart Focus

Your fitness team may include a physician, nutritionist, and trainer, but when it comes to making the right choices, the key player is you.