Saturday, March 15, 2008
Delighting in Him
Most of my life, I have been guilty of being obedient to God out of fear.
The "you better or else...." theology was imbedded in my heart from a very young age. God was someone to be obeyed from a place of seeing Him as the Big Guy with the stick, just waiting for me to mess up, so He could punish me.
I believe God honored much of that obedience because it was obedience....but I also know now that it broke His heart.
He desired for me to delight in my obedience to Him.
He wanted me to delight in just being with Him.
He wanted me to understand His delight in me.
When I was finally able to embrace God and His love and goodness for me, it was then that everything changed.
I can truly say, He has brought me to the high places and continues to take me to new heights in every area.
It is so much greater to soar above it all with Him than to hide under a rock from Him.