God’s Pleasure and Delight
“A man’s steps are established by the LORD, and He takes pleasure in his way.” (Psalm 37:23)
“He will pray to God, and God will delight in him. That man will behold His face with a shout of joy, and God will restore His righteousness to him.” (Job 33:26)
The Lord God has a plan for each of our lives. It is he who establishes our way by that plan. That plan is not completed apart from our knowing Him. Most time we see this plan as doing something. And yet, over and over again, it is more in obeying and seeing Him work through our obedience. It is then that we begin to understand His pleasure in the way in which we live. How much pleasure do you take in your child that is disobedient and has no interest in what you want as a father or mother.
And then, when we have conversations initiated by our children, it is an absolute delight. How are we any different than the One that created us? We’re not. That is the point; we are created in His image. What kind of a relationship do you have with your Children? Does it resemble the relationship that you have with the Father? In the right relationship there are shouts of joy, there is always restoration of what was lost.
Today, let’s live for the pleasure of our Lord, and give Him cause for delighting in us.