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Day 16-Seize Life

Jodee Schrlau Delight encouragement

Ecclesiastics 9:7
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Seize life! Eat bread with gusto,
Drink wine with a robust heart.
Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure!
Dress festively every morning.
Don’t skimp on colors and scarves.
Relish life with the spouse you love
Each and every day of your precarious life.
Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange
For the hard work of staying alive.
Make the most of each one!
Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily!
This is your last and only chance at it,
 

We are half way through our 31 Days of Delight. I hope you're having fun!

 

In this section we are talking about things we do that delight the Lord. Today's verse from the Message Bible gives us some very clear and surprising instructions on delighting Him.

 

  • Eat with gusto
  • Drink with a robust heart
  • Dress festive
  • Relish life
  • Make the most of each day.  You only get one chance at each day, so grab it and go for it.

 

So often guilt and shame try to stop us from enjoying our life.   Our self-talk says you shouldn't enjoy that piece of pie because sugar is bad for you.  You can't sit down and relax with a nice cuppa, because there is too much to do.  You're too old or young to do that, whatever it is.

 

But that is not Gods plan.  The Amplified Bible says if your are righteous, wise and in the hands of God, go your way with joy and a cheerful heart.  Each day is a gift for us to enjoy.  He wants us to seize the life we are blessed with, living each day to the fullest with Him.  He has surprises and adventures planned, abundant blessings to pour out on you.  Why?  Because that is what make Him happy, Seeing you enjoy the "little things" in your life delights Him.

 

Exercise in DelightTake time to really enjoy the blessing God has given.  Snap a few pictures, savor your food, put your favorite outfit on just because.  Make a intentional effort to take pleasure in your life today and share your delight with the Lord.



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