Have you ever completed a big project, a home renovation, a doctoral thesis, or had a child?  Better yet have you ever done  something that only you noticed but it still brings you joy to reminisce?  The time, dedication, work, and tears that mean something to you today as you remember bringing your creation to life.  God is forever invested and delighting in you.  You are His creation, His master craftsmanship, and His most prized priority.  He thinks of you with a smile.  Sure, you sometimes are a lot of work for Him, but He knows it is worth every moment. But will you let Him take delight in you and let Him act on your behalf and let Him overwhelm you with grace and mercy?  Or have you decided that what He has done is enough because surely you know better than Him?  Maybe today you wonder why He would be any better to you because those decisions and actions that you have done or are currently doing should dissuade Him from at the least, liking you, in the moment.  God still wants to fulfill in you a greater purpose.  It is not because of how great you are, or some amazing accomplishment you did, but for the simple purpose- He delights in loving you.  Will you allow Him to delight in you today?

"This King, full of mercy and goodness, embraces me with love, makes me to eat at His table, serves me with His own hands, gives me the key of His treasures; He converses and delights Himself with me unceasingly, in a thousand and a thousand ways, and treats me in all respects as His favorite.  It is thus that I consider myself from time to time in His Holy Presence."

                                                         Brother Lawrence