When you walk through a day with childlike delight, savoring every blessing, you proclaim your trust in Me: your ever-present Shepherd.
I would love to go through my days with childlike delight — enjoying every blessing You provide. However, I am rarely that lighthearted. Oh, I have my moments: times when I rejoice in You and with You. I long for those bright moments, which punctuate the timeline of my days, to spread out and cover increasingly more of my life.
Beloved, this is a good desire, but you cannot achieve it through self-discipline or by trying harder. Your ability to rejoice in Me with childlike delight flows out of your relationship with Me. Think of all it means to have Me as your Shepherd: My full-time job is watching over you, taking care of you. Because I am infinite, I can care for you as if you were My only “sheep.” Remember that I am the Good Shepherd. When danger threatens, I never abandon you. I have even gone so far as to lay down My Life for you. I, the Good Shepherd, know My sheep and My sheep know Me — just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. Chew on that awesome truth as you lie down and rest in green pastures.
To walk through a day with carefree delight, you must trust in My Love with childlike certainty. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing Love for you will not be shaken. The more you trust in this unfailing Love, the more you can enjoy My Presence. Look trustingly to Me while we journey together, and I will point out delights along the way. As you savor these pleasures, your bright moments will multiply in the Light of My Presence.
I am the Good Shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know me — just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father — and I lay down My life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. — Isaiah 54:10
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“Your ability to rejoice in Me with childlike delight flows out of your relationship with Me.” Think about this sentence from Sarah Young’s book, Dear Jesus and meditate on God’s unfailing love. What does a deeper awareness of His Love produce in your heart? Leave a comment below as we would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily