Friday, May 25, 2007


 I find true delight in my kids.  I am amazed to watch them grow and explore the world.  Every day it is a delight to watch them do or try something new.  It is a delight to watch Tessa's face light up with a huge smile when she sees her brother.  It is a delight to tell Drew that Tessa is awake from her nap and watch him run into her room yelling "Tessa's awake!  Tessa's awake!"  It's a delight to watch Drew walk around the house with a dishtowel "cleaning" everything he can wipe down.  It's a delight to see Tessa crawling all over the house or standing up in her crib when she wakes up.  I could go on and on... 

 Don't get me wrong.  My kids aren't always delightful.  Drew is in time-out many times a day for disobeying and Tessa whines and cries just as much as she smiles! 

Many of you know the struggles Rob and I went through to have Drew.  After 6 miscarriages, we were looking to move on to other options (adoption, etc..) to start our family.  And just when we thought that we probably wouldn't have biological children, God did a miracle and gave us a viable, sustainable pregnancy that resulted in the birth of Drew.   Not long after that, I like to say that God was "showing off" when he gave us Tessa.  And for that, I look at them every day with pure delight.  For to me, they are a blessed gift from God.

Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart."  I was challenged today in my quiet time to have that same kind of delight in the Lord.  Priscilla Shirer in her book  He Speaks to Me  says, "Delighting in God is a natural reaction from enthusiastic, spiritually hungry, and passionate people so in love with God that they want to please Him in every way."   She also says, "When God truly becomes our heart's delight, we desire what He wants for us."  This verse challenged me to delight in the Lord even more than I delight in my children.

What brings you true delight?


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