10/13/2003

psalm 37

    I was reading one of my favorite psalms this morning, psalm 37, and this verse jumped out at me. " The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives." Psalm 37:23. I just sat there and read it over and over again. Especially the second line..."He delights in every detail of our life." I know this is true, but it was revealed to me in a whole new way this morning. It's not just that he cares alot about what happens in our lives...but he delights in every moment. The picture I get is of my very good friend Jared with his little girl Selah. I see him watching his little girl in anticipation of her every move. He isn't just concerned with her steps, he is really delighted in all that she does. That is how my Abba Father is. He watched, excited to see me. In anticipation of what I will do today, excited for the things I learn and the people I meet. He gets joy in His heart caring and nurture me every step of the way. What a relief to know this, especially for where I am in my life. Alot of times I feel like I am not "doing" anything worth while, or at least the very minimum. When you step out of full-time,very fun and exciting ministry...it's hard to adjust. But to be reminded that he is excited about me, in every detail brings such a joy that overwhelms me, I can hardly explain it.