Tuesday, October 18, 2011
My boys are not wanting for stuff. They have an ottoman full of toys in our living room that gets dumped and picked up again around three zillion times a day. They have toys in the sandbox outside. And we can't forget the little toy box in their room. They also are not wanting for food "experiences". I think Samuel could say "fries" before he could say "mama" (don't worry, it's all in moderation...). So, when I stopped by our little corner store yesterday and saw some little red marshmallow candies, it wasn't for lack that I bought them for my boys. It was for the mere pleasure of seeing their eyes shine when I would tell them I had a "surprise!" (Side note/Disclaimer: I cannot promise shining eyes if your child gets whatever they want..whenever they want ;) So, was it worth it? You bet! Josiah, with wide eyes, gets his precious little grin, rubs his tummy and says "Mom, they were bery, bery good!" In that moment I thought of two things.
1. Sometimes God just wants to delight us because He loves us. Sometimes that sunset...is just for you. Sometimes the $5 on the sidewalk was a special surprise. Sometimes the half hour of quiet was a gift and...
2. Do I show my appreciation and gratitude? Do I look to the heavens and say "God, that was very, very good!"?
I pray you find surprises from God today. He delights in you.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Posted by Christie S.E. Blackwood at 8:49 PM