There is sunshine streaming through my extremely dirty windows. If I don't look at the windows and just see the golden rays bouncing of the somewhat clean floor (that Jason cleaned) it makes me very happy. I adore sunshine!
I have realized lately that I am sorta afraid to delight in the gifts God has given me as much as I could. I am still afraid that if something makes me too happy, it will get taken away. God reminded me lately that He wants me to find pleasure in the life He has given me. As long as I don't want pleasure more than I want Him.
I hope all of you are enjoying some small pleasure today. Because, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." The big gifts and the small gifts. Anything that makes our heart smile, is from Him.
Us thanking Him and praising Him for all that He gives us must give Him more joy than us looking sideways at His gifts, trying to decide if it is ok to enjoy them or not, right?
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1Tim 6:17