2018: Page 21

Here are some thoughts, lessons, and/or reflections from the day:

  • I suppose if the day had a theme, today’s theme was worship with a sub-theme of delight.
  • Early in the day my mind was filled with the verse that says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
  • I’ve not always received the desires of my heart, so I suspect I haven’t always found delight in the Lord as I should.
  • If I truly delight in the Lord, I suspect the desires of my heart will be the things that He desires.
  • As I watched some deer graze within arms reach of the road, I thought about how familiarity creates a comfortableness that is either a good thing or bad thing depending on what we are becoming comfortable with.
  • In a culture where we go to great lengths to entertain ourselves, it is good to learn to delight in the simple things of life.
  • I was eating lunch today when a group of young (early elementary age) boys came running around the corner into the area where I was seated and one remarked very loudly, “We can’t eat here, there’s no game room!” . . .  I guess I’ve been doing my eating all wrong.
  • As I watched some deer graze in an open meadow with blue sky and mountains as their backdrop, I delighted in God’s creativity.
  • As I sat in a church building with no sound system, no carpet, no heat, no bathrooms, and sparse furnishings consisting of a pulpit and wood benches, I delighted in a God that has called people to Himself to receive their worship in any and every setting they can find.
  • As I walked uphill along a stream running downhill beside me, I delighted in the laughter of God that I could hear as the water tumbled over the boulder-strewn stream bed.
  • As I made my return walk downhill along the same stream, I delighted in a God who calls me to come to Him for rest.
  • As I watched a beautiful sunset that I couldn’t photograph because of all the trees in the way, I delighted in a God that designed an eye that can take in the full beauty of the sunset and filter out the distractions in a way no camera can.
  • Today’s photo is the first one I shot today.  This scene was one of the things that made me think about the word delight as I went about my day.  The little dots in the meadow to the right (above my name) are a group of deer and a flock of wild turkeys.

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2 thoughts on “2018: Page 21

    • I’m in Gatlinburg with a prayer ministry display set up at a camp leaders conference so the photo is from Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 🙂 I think the only landform that tall in northern Indiana are landfills. 🙂

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