God Enjoys The Process

Psalm 147:11, God delights in those who love Him
“Me go up to da top, Grammy!” 

Four-year-old Scout  made it all the way up the Chik-fil-a slide for the first time. She was bursting with excitement and we were excited for her.

Suddenly it struck me: God enjoys the PROCESS OF GROWTH just like I enjoy seeing my grandchildren grow and learn.

God could have started us as adults like Adam and Eve. And He could mature us instantly or send us straight to heaven when we accept Him as Lord. 

But God created a PROCESS.
Sometimes it's tough, but there are also wonderful moments of excitement...if we stop to enjoy them. 

Our excited little Scout at the top of the slide!
God enjoys them...the same way we enjoy children who learn to walk, talk, tie their shoes or make it to the top of the slide. (see Psalm 147:11 and Zephaniah 3:17.

We are truly “God’s workmanship” and He enjoys seeing us grow. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
copyright 2012, Gail Burton Purath
 
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5 comments:

  1. HI Gail - great point.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Oh, I love this point. Funny how as a mom of 5 I delight in watching my children grow, but as a woman of 39 years, I often long to skip the growing process and just experience immediate and complete transformation. Thanks for your wisdom today!

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  3. Love this! I wish I enjoyed the process as much as He did. ;)

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  4. Great post! Thank you!
    Diane
    Treasuring Grace (God Speaks post)

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