Park, Rest, and Delight in God
Hello beautiful ladies!
I pray that you are having a delightful day. I have some exciting news!!! One of my articles is being featured TODAY on my friend Alisa Nicaud’s awesome ministry called Flourishing Today. This is my FIRST guest post, and I am soooo excited to share it with you! I have written a piece on overcoming grief. You can check it out on her blog here!
I have four beautiful children, ages 7, 5, 4, and 2 (yes, we are quite busy!) One of our favorite activities my husband and I enjoy doing with our kids is heading off to a park near our house. We love to watch them climb the jungle gym, scale the monkey bars, whiz down the slide, and swing as high as their little legs will take them.
On warm summer days I love to feel the warmth of the sun on my face. The soft breeze against my cheek. To hear the joy of my children’s laughter.
When I think of a park, I think of a quiet, restful place. A place of enjoyment and recreation. A place of fun–just for the fun of it.
Did you know that we serve a God who delights in our times of fun? When he rested from creating the world on the seventh day, he didn’t just sit and twiddle his thumbs–he enjoyed his creation. He delighted in all he had made. He created parks and trees and benches and sunsets for us to sit, dwell, and delight in him.
“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight…” (Matthew 12:18a)
God the Father delighted in Jesus, and he delights in us.
Have you chosen to enjoy him?
Take a stroll in a park. Admire the flowers and sparrows. Sit on a swing–and bask in the sunshine of God’s rest and recreation.
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
How do you delight in the Lord? I’d love to hear in the comments below!