6/22/1998 0 Comments
Some adults love to sit in airports and people-watch. I prefer a playground or a setting with lots of kids. Children crack me up—mostly because they know how to live. Here’s a brief sampling from a recent party.
If your life is like tofu maybe it’s time to wake up with a new attitude. Start with a spiritual breakfast. Read God’s word as if He actually wrote it to you--which He did! Pray with Jesus in the same room and praise Him for the joy of life. Need a reminder? Are you wearing clothes? Is there a solid roof over your head? Do you know how to read? Does someone love you? Can you regain that child-like perspective that claps for the rainbow as opposed to groaning over thunderclouds? Are there 10 things for which you can thank God?
Let’s get radical. When’s the last time you really let the ol’ belly rip with a deep chortle of pure delight? I double-dare you to just bust up laughing right now. Why? Because. Life became too somber when we chose to forget the Because.
Psalm 37:4--Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.
Are the words above, those of a sappy shepherd boy who didn’t know the meaning of a hard-drive failure? Or does this verse give us insight as to why God called David a man after His own heart? Is our Heavenly Father giving us an inspired promise or a heavenly teaser? How you answer the question says much about how you live your life.
If we have no delight in God, it is because we are too far away from the childlike relationship to Him. If there is an internal struggle on, get it put right and you will experience delight in Him.—Oswald Chambers in The Pilgrim’s Song Book
©1998 Daniel York ARR. Reveration is the weekly devotional ministry of First Cause. If you would like to receive these devotionals go to www.firstcause.org and click on the “Click here to receive weekly devotionals” box. Unlimited permission to copy this devotional without altering text or profiteering is allowed subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.
Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)
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