Friday, July 24, 2009

He Delights in Us

The Lord delights in us. The Creator of the Universe takes great pleasure…in us.

GoddelightstomeetthefaithI liked you to take a moment to think of something you delight in. Something that bring you great joy. Go ahead and take a minute, I’ll wait.

Now that you’ve had time to think. What is it that you find delight in? Could it be your child(ren) or the warmth of the sun touching your face? Maybe hearing the voice of a loved one who calls unexpectedly. How about a evening with your spouse?

I don’t know about you, but for me, all of those things have brought great pleasure. But I must be honest, it’s hard to wrap my mind around the thought that God would delight in me. I’ve done a lot of stupid things. Things, that I know have caused great heartache to my Abba Father.

From the very beginning, scripture tells us this is true. He DELIGHTS in us!

Do you believe it? You should. Because He created you.

Psalm 139:13

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb

I know what your thinking, something like this? “There are times when I struggle with who I am'’. Well, there are times when I too struggle with the way God made me. From being shorter then what I would like, to the times I speak in boldness afraid I’ve over stepped that line of offending. Yet, God has showed me that He can use people like me. And I know He can use you too!

2 Samuel 22:20 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."

Knowing God rejoices over us causes us to run to Him in times of trouble. We then are willing to trust Him to lead us down the path that He has chosen for us.

When we embrace that God delight in us…it changes everything!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Family and Disney


Waiting for our food at a 50’s restaurant


An unexpected hug


Another hug


Being silly!


Getting her day started


Mother and daughter


The man behind the camera…my husband_DSC0659

The day has ended.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Disney and Friendships

Our vacation has come and gone. We had a great time. The weather was hot. The food was plentiful, I gain 4 pounds! The rides were a blast, at least that's what my husband and daughter told me. Going round and round and up and down isn’t my thing. So, I’m that person you pass on the way to your ride whose waiting for her family. Going to Disney was fun and memorable but I had a added bonus to my trip.

I got to meet a special friend who I was introduced to through my blog. During our vacation I made plans with Lisa from Sharing Life with Lisa to have some girl time. It was such a blessing to visit with someone who is like-minded. I love how she’s not afraid to speak the truth or how she declares her love for Jesus without any apologies. Her smile is infectious and her heart is genuine. We shared so much that day, it was like we had been girlfriends for a lifetime. It’s a day I will always remember and cherish.

The minute I saw her in the lobby at the resort where my family was staying, I knew she was a friend for life! Our lives that once were so separate, God has knitted into a beautiful friendship.

Lisa, you have blessed my life!