Back Camera This was an old wooden jewelry box I found and cleaned up to give to my daughter. The picture I inscribed is my favorite image of her and I when she was a baby. I have placed this image on several projects that I have posted pics up in the past. It is an expression of the delight I have in her. Below is a black and white pic of us in the same pose taken recently.

From an old blog of mine I posted several years ago (wow, I have been blogging several years now)-
I have always reflected on the passages that encourage us to delight in Him like “delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart”. But one day as I reflected on God’s feelings for us I asked myself “Does the bible say He delights in us?” The answer is an astonishing yes. Many times in fact. Sometimes just because He does so seemingly unconditionally. Other times because of our response to Him. When is God delighted in us? Here is what I found.

Psalm 18:19 He bought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Psalm 149:4 For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation.

Psalm 147:10-11 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse; nor His delight in the legs of a man; the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.

Psalm 51:16-17 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Isaiah 65:19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.

Lev. 26:31 I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

1 Sam. 15:22 But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, He is might to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Isaiah 62:4 No longer will they call you deserted, or name your land desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Bevlan; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married.

2 Samuel 22:20 He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Proverbs 11:20 The Lord detests men of perverse heart but He delights in those whose ways are blameless.

Proverbs 3:12 because the Lord disciplines those He loves, as a father the son He delights in.

Proverbs 12:22 The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.

Isaiah 42:1 Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.

Psalm 22:8 He trust in the Lord; let the Lord rescue him, let Him deliver him since He delights in him.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches but let him who boasts boast about this: that He understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight” declares the Lord.

1004895_10200774493623598_1108048332_n I will use this image to burn on my next wood project.