“A proverb I love to share: “
“…just when the caterpillar thought the world was over – it became a butterfly!” ❤️
A brilliant friend shared this “proverb” with me a few days ago and these words just sings and makes melody in my heart. Then, I hear, Psalm 37:4 saying, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
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That sure is a wonderful proverb of Hope! I love the “just when” part…
I can imagine that caterpillar shut up and confined to a constricting, dark cocoon with seeming no end in sight…dire circumstances…and then …God moves, and he/she flies free.
Reminds me of a chorus we used to sing, “Weeping may last for the night, but joy will come with the morning Light; sorrow will turn into dancing, and deliver us from the darkness of night.”
Sara’s garden pictures are proof of the brilliant friend’s proverb…and shows us the reality of God’s power and design.
Psalm 37: 4,5 footnotes from the NIV says: “ David calls us to take delight in the Lord and to commit everything we have and do (our “way”) to him. But how do we do this? To delight in someone means to experience great pleasure and joy in his or her presence. This happens only when we know that person well. Thus, to delight in the Lord we must know him better. Knowledge of God‘s great love for us will indeed give us delight. To commit ourselves to the Lord means entrusting everything — our lives, families, jobs, possessions— to his control and guidance. To commit ourselves to the Lord means to trust in him (37:5), believing that he can care for us better than we can ourselves. We should be willing to wait patiently ( 37:7) for him to work out what is best for us.”
Delight in thought or action scores high in one’s emotion is seems.
a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture:
She takes great delight in her job.
something that gives great pleasure:
The dance was a delight to see.
verb (used with object)
to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly:
The show delighted everyone.
verb (used without object)
to have great pleasure; take pleasure (followed by in or an infinitive):
She delights in going for long walks in the country.”
David, Debi, Tammy and Dictionary call us to action to enjoy the benefits of Delight! Well, that’s the way I understand the fruit of delight.
If I delight in the Lord God the desires of my heart will become one with God! WOW Am I getting this right?
Where is the nearest dump? I need to dump worry, stress, fear and bad desires tattooed on my heart from lies believed.
I’m thinking how amazing a little caterpillar can transform within a short time into a butterfly by just allowing nature to be nature. Wings of glory delight the air and beholding eyes when it takes its maiden flight!
How humans only need to discover it’s feeding vine and abide within to nourishing their hearts’ desires and wings appear.
I will continue my walk through my little garden spot where learning and thrieving has God’s character carved in life lessons through the glory of root, vine and branches!
Let’s just keep walking as the dew is still on the roses and The Lord walks with us and reminds us in the mist of dew, buds and blooms we are His beloved!
“They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from Your river of delights. 9) For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. 10) Extend Your loving devotion to those who know You, and Your righteousness to the upright in heart.…” psalms 36 read with delight vs 9 over and over
“If I delight in the Lord God the desires of my heart will become one with God! WOW Am I getting this right?”
Sure seems right to me, Sara.
“Where is the nearest dump? I need to dump worry, stress, fear and bad desires tattooed on my heart from lies believed.”
I think that advice is something we should take to heart and practice. It will lighten our load so we can fly and make room for Truth to take root and grow in the garden of our heart instead of weeds.
“How humans only need to discover it’s feeding vine and abide within to nourishing their hearts’ desires and wings appear.”
I have heard a saying/phrase, “You are what you eat” regarding nutrition. So, it seems what we put into our minds, ears, eyes will affect us and either help us to delight in the Lord God and His truth so we fly or alienate us from Him so we stay in the dark.
I hope to be able to do and experience what you wrote, Sara, “The Lord walks with us and reminds us in the mist of dew, buds and blooms we are His beloved!”