“I know God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”
If the above quote fails to move a Larger part of you, I have some instructions:
– Hold two fingers to the side of your throat, and verify you actually have a pulse.
Inspiration throttled me as I watched the Olympics opening ceremonies last night. The whole expression was brilliantly portrayed, gave me shivers in many places, but I was captivated anew, as I’ve been in the past, by the remembrance of Scottish Olympian, Eric Liddell, whom I feel is simultaneously one of the most inspirational and inspired men in history.
Dear readers, fill in your own answer to this phrase –
“When I ________, I feel God’s pleasure.”
One rule: you can’t say “when I write…”. I think we can assume this of 99% of WordPress users.
That said, here is mine for today –
“When I teach my son something new, I feel His pleasure.”
Today, I taught my youngest to ride his bicycle without training wheels. I am under a euphoria to which few experiences compare…
Categories: dreams and visions, Father, life events, spiritual themes
I love it Luke! When I spend time with my grandchildren, I feel His pleasure!
Oh, I figured you say that. 😉
Know what else makes me feel His pleasure? Mom’s chocolate chip cookies.
Great job!!! I bet he’s super excited… I think honestly it’s when I write but since that’s not allowed I will say when I help…be it cooking a meal for someone, talking or listening to someone…giving to someone.
Yes! Good one! I confess, I could only identify so much with the helping pleasure, until recently. The anxiety I’ve been struggling with these days has typically shown up around 9:00 in the morning, when I’m at work and the crushing pressure of responsibility and doing well puts my nerves in overdrive. Last week, I was at McD’s before work, doing some writing, and I saw a homeless guy sitting there, absently watching CNN. I stopped and talked with him a minute and bought him an egg Mcmuffin. That day, I had no anxiety. Then I wrote this: https://legionwriter.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/like-absence-does-to-worry/
When I make peach cobbler, I feel His pleasure.
Mmmmm, I just got pleasure thinking about cobbler. 🙂
AWESOME one, Ms.
I’m glad you had such a wonderful experience! I remember when my oldest learned to ride without training wheels – it was so exciting! Congrats!
Thanks so much 🙂
Maww, you had to make it hard … take my “write” away 🙂
I suppose then … keeping it as basic as possible … when I’m generous, I feel His pleasure. Giving makes me feel happy anyway, so I’m hoping He gets a bit out of it, too.
Lol, sorry. Hadda be done; otherwise everybody would have said the same thing. 😉
This is true, fair enough.
When I see smiling faces, I feel God’s pleasure…I feel when we have a wonderful life, why not smile and Thank God for the same
Good one! Authentic smiles truly do bring His pleasure. Thanks for reading!
When I…(think) I feel God’s pleasure
Isn’t it Always the little things in life that truly are the most wonderful and never the grand gestures…
Deep stuff, Lotta, deep. 🙂
actually…I’ve come to realize i engage my brain so little, so many things out of habit or just reacting. when there some thought behind something it actually feels great!
When I sing I feel his pleasure. Nice & thoughtful post. 🙂
Yes, I was hoping someone would mention singing. I identify, dear sis.
Yeah..hence why I was the choir nazi in high school. :p
Fantastic and thought-provoking.. As per the usual!
What a wonderful post! Since I very recently wrote about Him, I can appreciate it all the more 🙂
When I am with my horses, I feel God’s pleasure.
Ah, the romance God displays in the beauty of horses. Good one!
What an awesome blog your children are lucky to have such an inspirational dad…. even the little things are the biggest in our children’s memories 😉
Yes, the things little to us are huge for the kids.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Great post! Man, the Eric Liddell story really is such a great inspiration. I’ve thought about that quote many times. I love it because it’s antithetical of the mindset of so many Christians, including Liddell’s sister in the movie “Chariots of Fire”. Too many Christians will fill that blank with “when I go to church”; albeit, that may be a fine answer, but there can and should be other places too.
When I speak to an audience, I feel close to God.
Amen to everything you just said. Sometimes, I feel like church is the place Christians go to hide from the world. Most of the time, I think that, actually. Church has become a special club, rather than a tool for reaching people in dark places. Thanks for the comment and follow!
I am BUZZING!!!!!!
Awesome awesome awesome post.
I’ll be quoting this one.
Oh, and for me?
When I sing to my children, or any children for that matter, I feel God’s pleasure.
Thank you so much for this.
P.S. I am smiling so big it hurts.
So, so glad this spoke to your heart. Singing to your children is an amazing way to feel that sweet pleasure. I can identify – https://legionwriter.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/sonship-longing-2/ (I wrote that last year after an experience I had)
When I breathe in the crackle and smoke of a campfire, I feel God’s pleasure 🙂
Oh, good one. I’m with you, especially when there are stars involved.
Oh, yes, the stars! 🙂
When the icy cold wind touches my face and plays with my hair, I feel God’s pleasure. On top of that if it starts to rain, I feel I’m in heaven 🙂
That’s a good one. I love wind in my face as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
How could anyone stopping by… not take the time to “LIKE” this!!!!?!!!
Loving your writing. I hope you have many days of dark corners with your keyboard… or even nice scenic windows with perfect views…. JUST give us more words!!!!
LOL, I couldn’t help but give words. Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement
I love this.