Delight

Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 ESV

 

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When I made this collage three years ago, my intention was to offer it as a prayer for us. You and me. And today it still is fitting. I don’t think of myself as a person who worries, but I sure do overthink my day and tend to get easily frustrated over the simplest things. Maybe I do need this prayer, today!

When I was looking for words for this collage, I hesitated to choose the “stop worrying” phrase, but it seemed like the message our Father wanted to send. See the phone; that’s Him calling us! I dare you to take His call, and see what word He has for you today.

My prayer for you and me is that we will practice “uncompromised gratitude” in all things. And that as we journey along, we will develop the desire for continual conversation with GOD, just like Brother Lawrence.

Here’s a prayer he prayed before he started the “business” of his day:

That, when he began his business, he said to GOD, with a filial trust in Him, ” O my GOD, since Thou art with me, and I must now, in obedience to Thy commands, apply my mind to these outward things, I beseech Thee to grant me the grace to continue in Thy Presence; and to this end do Thou prosper me with Thy assistance, receive all my works, and possess all my affections.”

Praying for one another and even for ourselves is a powerful way to love God and each other.

As I chose the trampoline to put on the page, it reminded me of two things:

1. God invites us to play!

He delights in us!

“For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

(Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)

2. God invites us to pray!

We delight in Him!

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”

(Phillippians 4:6-7 The Message)

Feel free to finish this journal prompt: “Stop worrying and instead ____________.”

I would love to hear how this collage prayer resonated with you.

Book recommendation: Laura Boggess wrote a great book on delighting in God with a childlike spirit, called Playdates with God.

6 thoughts on “Delight

    1. Victoria- I love that instead of worry…DREAM! What a wonderful way to displace our anxiety and concerns…what a wonderful Father we have that invites us to dream…enjoy the printable…I clicked on the image to get it to its own window, then choose the print option on my internet browser. I had to change the orientation to landscape….hope it works for you!

  1. Kel, your collage is absolutely gorgeous! I’m going to pin it on our Playdates with God board. And such a lovely reflection too. Thank you so much for sharing about the book. The trampoline changed my life 🙂 Much love.

    1. Laura- I am so excited for you! I ordered your book…I have been sharing “dates” with God for a long time, but never thought to call them “playdates”…pne time He also invited me to go play with a friend on her trampoline! We sang our God is so strong and so mighty…there’s nothing our God cannot do! We both needed the encouragement that day! I love how God loves us!

    1. I love being like a little child…I have enjoyed our “playing” over the years…We always enjoy some good and healing laughter, “plays with purpose” friend! The purpose of encouraging and bringing joy to others and even rest! Love ya-Kel

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