I’m blogging over at Club31Women this week about God’s Delight in you. Here’s an excerpt:
God’s delight in us feels far-fetched because we think he sees us only in our sin. But His love runs deeper than that!
A scripture that has been meaningful to me lately is Psalm 35: 27b,
“The Lord be exalted who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
Yet it’s easy for our minds to think,
But how can He delight in me? After all, I keep blowing it. I let Him down. I hurt others around me. I don’t follow through. I’m not all that loveable.
The fact that He delights in you and me is actually more about who He is than who we are or are not.
Two metaphors that may help grasp the idea of His pure delight.
If you are a parent, when was the last time you experienced true delight in your child?
Was it when your infant broke into a smile at seeing your face? Or when your teen conquered a challenge? Perhaps it was when you and your child laughed yourselves silly?
If we, as imperfect parents, experience delight in our child, how much more does our perfect heavenly Father take delight in us?
I have a golden retriever named Charley. Today as I sat in a chair, he stretched out a few yards from me. Occasionally, I glanced at him and his tail began to wag as he saw me look. When I turned my head away, it stopped. But if I looked at him again, He started wagging once more. He was taking delight simply in my noticing him. It brought Him JOY. This was a simple reminder to me that God delights when I focus on Him.