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?