There are days where I wonder if God is intentionally testing my patience through my young kids. Sometimes I understand why lions occasionally eat their own offspring. But here’s something I’ve noticed: when they behave well and I tell them how happy I am about that, they almost start to glow. They love it when they bring happiness to their dad.
Let’s be clear: God loves us no matter what we do, and we don’t earn that love. But isn’t it even better knowing that our choices and actions have delighted God? Proverbs 12v2 says this: ‘The Lord approves of those who are good’. Go for that today, enjoy the delight of our Father.

Proverbs 12 here: http://bit.ly/11au4e2