Sunday, July 20, 2008

God Likes Me and You

He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
Psalm 18:19
de·light (noun) - to have great pleasure

Think of someone who gives you a sense of delight. That's how God feels about you! Isn't that cool?

My daughter asked me recently if I would rather have children or not have children. This was a good day so I think it was out of her contemplating whether she wanted to be a parent - not out of "mommy, do you wish I weren't here."

I easily and quickly responded I would rather have children. There is a love and a delight in being a parent that far outweighs the frustrations and the grief. I don't enjoy having to discipline them when they have willfully disobeyed. But I do enjoy watching them learn and grow and develop into the person God desires them to be.

The greatest delight is when my children are enjoying each others friendship. Hmm, I wonder if that is God's greatest delight too.


Anonymous said...

I liked that. It made me smile.

Anonymous said...

I mess up big time now and then. Even so, God is still fond of me and loves me. He is my faithful friend even when I let Him down.

I'm glad you and your family know Him too.

Love, Poppy.

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