Making God’s heart glad?

In the first 10 verses of Psalm 147 the writer gives a seemingly endless list of reasons to praise God for his greatness. After the magnificence of God is clearly shown so that the reader is in awe of him, the writer says something that is almost shocking. He says, “the LORD takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love” (NET Bible).

Are you kidding me?! This incomprehensible God just described takes delight in his faithful followers and in those who wait for him to express his loyal love in their lives? WOW! Our God is not some distant force that is not involved in his creation. His is intimately involved in my life. My faithfulness to him, and my choice to wait for his loving provision in every area of my life brings him pleasure!

Father, how I can know you and live in a way that causes you to delight in me is almost to much to comprehend. Help me to see the significance of being faithful to you and give me your grace to wait for your loving provision in my life as I live each day. What a privilege it is to walk in a relationship with you!

Following Jesus with you,


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