This morning I was on my way to the church for Mom Time. I was in a good mood and looking forward to gathering with this amazing group of women. Somewhere along the way, actually, I don't think I had even got to the end of my street yet, God started talking to me.
You know what he said? He said he is delighted in me. Yep. Delighted! Wow, how amazing is that. He reminded me that I am his devoted daughter and a princess in his household.
Then I saw in my mind's eye, God sitting back and watching me with a smile. God was smiling at me. It made me think of how much I love to watch my boys. They make my days so bright. I take delight in watching them grow, explore, play, and learn. It's hard to imagine the God of the universe feeling that way about me. But he does!
Later I was thinking about Israel. God loved and pursued his chosen people in spite of all their shot comings. Even when they turned his back on Him. I know I don't always do things the best way, but he loves me, he pursues me. (That's another amazing description of God's love for me - PURSUES). Again I was brought back to my boys, I love them even when they don't want to sleep, and when they cry for hours, even when they vomit or poop on the floor, and willfully refuse to obey.
Thank you God for loving me. I am honored to be your devoted daughter, whom you pursue and take delight in.