I think of a child filled with joy when they receive an unexpected gift, or a gift they've been hoping for. I see children chasing fireflies. I see squeals of joy, giggles and laughter. Jumping up and down. Dancing. Teethy grins and dimples. Sparkly eyes.
We went camping this weekend. My husband and I have purchased a vintage camper from 1963. Being the Pinterest lover that I am--I went directly to a board and started pinning fun vintage restoration ideas. Of course, many will have to wait, and I was only having fun dreaming. So when we shopped at Lowe's for some supplies, I fell in love with an adorable red bench----that I just decided I'd have to wait on--but it was disappointing to walk away from it. I reasoned about budget, denying myself, controlling impulsive buying, blah, blah, blah....
We'd planned for Ted to set up early in the day and I'd meet him at the campground after work for our debut event in our '63 Shasta.
Well, you guessed it---he got me good!! I pulled around the corner and it was all set up, red bench and cute matching pillows! EEEEeeeK!! Squeals! Jumping up and down! Big brownie points for Ted!
I was so delighted!
Here's the full effect:
Do you do things to delight your spouse? Your family?
Do you delight in the Lord? Because He delights in you!
Psalm 37: 4 says:" Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
It's not a recipe for self indulgence. It's not an earthly mathematical equation that automates that I get what I want. No, but what does it mean to delight in the Lord then?
For a five minute deeper look at delighting in the Lord, listen at the link: John Piper: Delighting in God
Practice Delight this week!
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.
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