What makes your heart sing?
It’s pretty hard not to hear all the things that are going wrong these days. This makes me think about what really matters. I am sure you have your own list, so I will not go into a “list,” but I thought I would share with you something that is on my heart.
I have a teenage daughter who is at the top of my list. Nothing makes my heart sing more than when she just wants to spend time with me and be near me. Not too long ago (it seems like the blink of an eye), she would just come and sit in my lap. Now that she has moved from little girl to young woman, just sitting next to me while she texts her friends or talks about life in one-word sentences is what I look forward to. The fact that she just wants to be near me makes all the difference.
Of course, sometimes, especially when she was a little younger, she would crawl up into my lap with an agenda. She wanted something! (She has me figured out pretty good, so she doesn’t have to go to these extremes anymore; she just gives me “the look.”) And if I can, and if it’s in her best interest, I will do what I can to give it to her.
I am blessed in that my daughter asks me for special favors only rarely and that she wants to be near me on a regular basis. And that got me to thinking. When I go to my Heavenly Father, is it to be near Him, or to ask for something? As a father, I know what makes my heart sing, and being a father I think I know a little better what makes His heart sing.