Friday, June 10, 2005

Searching for the Joy - 12

De 30:9 - "And the Lord your God will make you fertile in all good things, blessing the work of your hands, and the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land: for the Lord will have joy in you, as he had in your fathers:"

This verse describes God’s joy. Not only does He want to bless us but He wants to rejoice over us and with us.

I always thought God was pretty disappointed in me. I get hope from this that He desires blessing and joy to be the hallmarks of our relationship rather than doubt and angst.


Dave King said...

God is never disapointed in us. He knew what he was getting when he created the universe and created it anyways.

We hurt him, anger him, make him weep for us, but we can't disapoint him.

- Peace

Richard said...

I wonder what that says about the following line that many parents (thankfully not mine) have used:

"I'm not going to spank you for this, I won't punish you, I'm not angry, but... I'm very disappointed in you."

I'm beginning to think that a guilt trip like that is worse than a swift paddling. Not that I'm keen on paddling, just that some things may be worse...