Psalm 112:1Praise the LORD!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â How blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Who greatly delights in His commandments.
Yesterday Daniel preformed in his first strings concert. He was practically floatingÂ as the performersÂ made their way to their chairs for the first song. This boy, who has loved the violin since he was three, is most certainly created to make music, among many other things. He was praising God, for making him love music, the whole way home. I have to admit,Â his joy isÂ contagious.
When we are in tune with the gifts and talents God has blessed us with there is a delight that spreads like wildfire. God has made us each uniquely gifted and heaven draws close to us when we move within that gifting. Eric Liddell, a runner featured in the movie Chariots of Fire stated, ” I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” Do you and I feel God’s pleasure?
It has taken me a long time to be at a place that I can honestly say, when I write, I feel his delight in me. I start with a blank page and words bring images of God’s love, grace, justice and forgiveness to life! Words are clay in the hands of our maker. I love to watch His loveÂ take shape, uniquely designed for you, my reader.
We can waste a lot of time believing that we are worthless or, we can pick up our fiddle and play to the delight of our Father’s ear.