Tired from a full day of work, I arrived home one evening and was on the way to my room to take off my shoes, drop my handbag and change into something more comfortable but my journey was interrupted by three little people who heard my footsteps and rushed to meet me. Their squeals of ‘Mummmeeeee’ and something that sounded more like “ayaaaaa’ from the youngest were like music to my ears – soothing in a way I cannot describe. They didn’t wait to do it in turns so I had to drop the bag on the floor, get down on my knees, and spread my arms to embrace them all at once.
My heart melted. If they had done anything in the past that I was unhappy about, I could no longer remember it. At that moment, I felt like I had everything I needed, I felt wealthy and satisfied. My heart overflowed with love for them, and if they had made any request that I could grant, I would have done so immediately.
I’m grateful to have had such a moment to enjoy and now that I’m documenting this, I think about us and God… how He responds when we celebrate Him and rejoice in Him, when we lift up our voices in praise, when we put a hold on the things that bring us pleasure to do the things that bring Him pleasure, and when we come in sincerity to show Him how much we love Him.
Sometimes we struggle and struggle because we want to make things work by ourselves and keep our world from falling apart. But we could do ourselves a big favor if we learned to take time out, more and more, away from these things that continually call for our attention and focus on our Maker, and make it all about Him. You’ll be amazed at the blessings, the grace, the favor, the provision, the triumphs, the promotions, the healing, and restoration that would be ours when the Almighty responds to our love.