Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Few of Your Favorite Things

Don't you love the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music? Each of us has our own list of things we think about when we are sad, lonely or discouraged, to cheer ourselves up. Mine would include:

§  Giggling babies & children

§  Colors, especially bright oranges and toasty browns

§  Ice cream, apricots, & rainbow trout

§  Getting soil under my fingernails and grass stains on my knees while gardening

§  Laughing ‘til I fall on the floor

§  Sliding across the kitchen floor in my stocking feet

§  Words, especially fun-to-say words like “plethora” and “ubiquitous”

Then there’s God. If I listed all my favorite things about Him, I would never be finished, but I have some I especially appreciate:

·         He believes in us, whether we believe in Him or not.

·         I can be myself with Him—He’s never shocked by my foolishness or failures.

·         He has endless ways and means for solving horrible problems.

·         He isn’t just able to help, heal and prosper us—He actually wants to.

·         He’s on my side when I feel like the whole world is against me.

·         He knows what I’m like deep inside, and He still likes me.

And, did you know God Himself has a list of favorite things? What do you

imagine is on it? Only one item!

·         YOU

What are a few of your favorite things? What do you most like about God?


  1. One of my favorite ways to feel better is to spend time with my husband or call a friend or read:) WHat I love about God is He never leaves my side and is faithful.

  2. Hi Jeanette! I know that I am on his list for sure. (I have to be sure he's on mine!) My favorite things include Italian food, a good red wine, a cool breeze on a summer day, and a long talk with a good friend.
    Laughter is great too!

  3. Jen:
    One of my favorite things is being able to laugh with friends. My favorite things about God is that He is always there to listen when I have problem.

  4. Awesome! There is someone else who does floor sliding while wearing socks. One of my favorite things is seeing one of my children help someone else--no prompting, just out of their own initiative. It is certainly a feeling of reinforcement with parenting.

    With God, I'd go with creative. I remember in the old book, "Children's Letters to God" there was an entry about a sunset. The child viewed the magnificent sight and something like: "Thanks God for the sunset. I had no idea that orange, purple and yellow went together so well." I never cease to be amazed by His creations.


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