Of light…

February 17, 2012 in Five Minute Friday

From Gypsy Mama: On Fridays we just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. It’s such a relief, I promise.
    Today’s prompt: Delight
Delight. I don’t delight in things as often as I should. When was the last time? Mostly I think of kids and delight. What’s wrong with adults? Where is our delight? 

And then I notice, strange connections that aren’t really logical. De–this little syllable can mean of. Right? Maybe that’s my Spanish brain speaking. Still. Of light. Okay, no dictionary would include this definition. But my new definition delights me. Delight comes from basking in the light of God, from living in the freedom that He gives, from loving the creation that he made. And the only verse in my head matches. Delight yourself in the Lord our God. And if the amount of time I spend in the light of the word is a reflection of the delight I experience, no wonder. Lord, help me delight.  
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Ashley Pichea February 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

It’s hard in our busy lives to remember to stop and truly delight in the good gifts God has given to us. Thank you for the reminder!

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Beth Werner Lee February 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Yes, the light of Christ in our hearts enables us to delight in the gifts he gives, to choose trust in his power over stress in my lack of power! Thank you for this pondering.

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Jamie February 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Wow, I am so glad you stopped by my blog and that in turn I was able to find yours! Wow delight – of light. Delight should come from us as we shine His light is what I think about. A neat concept. Thank you for sharing!

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Kerri (a simple princess) February 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

Love this, Laura! Especially your last line “Lord, help me delight”. I am joining you in this prayer!

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Katie February 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm

“What’s wrong with adults? Where’s our delight?” So true, Laura! We ARE of the light! Love your words today, friend! 🙂

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