God is in a good mood ALL the time. In Isaiah 54:9 He swears to never again be angry. He even goes as far as comparing His anger to the great flood in the days of Noah. Just like His promise to never again flood the entire Earth, He will never again be angry with us. His anger was satisfied on the cross. The Message Bible puts it like this:
“This exile is just like the days of Noah for me: I promised then that the waters of Noah would never again flood the earth. I’m promising now no more anger, no more dressing you down. For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, My love won’t walk away from you, my covenant commitment of peace won’t fall apart. The God who has compassion on you says so.” Isaiah 54:9-10
When I surrender (cease resistance) and I submit, accept this as truth and yield to His supreme authority, I am invited to freely have wine and milk. Wine and milk are a spiritual representation of abundance, enjoyment and nourishment.
I love the way the amplified puts Isaiah 55:1
Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy (priceless, spiritual) wine and milk without money and without price (simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing)
This is so beautiful and reassuring to my soul. I can get so caught up in thinking that performing for God will bring me into His “good graces” These scriptures reassure me, yet again, that it’s not up to me. God is in a good mood because He poured out ALL the wrath that He had on Jesus when Jesus took the cross for me. His mood isn’t dependant on my performance, and thank goodness for that because I would constantly be letting Him down. There is nothing I can do to put Him in a bad mood, to get him angry with me.
With that truth in mind, I can be free. I can be free to be myself, to walk out this life with Him. Free to do what He has called me to do without being afraid to get it wrong. I will mess up, I won’t be perfect, but this truth is so much stronger than my mistakes. I will choose to believe and know that I am completely loved. I will live knowing that God wasn’t created for me, but I was created for Him. He chose me, this weak being, so that He could display His glory to the world.
So friends, let’s all be reminded today that God is in a good mood. He is pleased with you, He loves you, and He is for you. You are His handiwork and He made you on purpose!
You are loved friends!
Your Friend Jenn