Five Minute Friday: Delight

Today I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama for the Five Minute Friday.  This playing with words has been so good for my heart.  We write for just 5 minutes.  No editing.  No backtracking. No worrying about whether it’s perfect or right.  Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Today’s Prompt:  Delight


Do I dare believe that the God of the universe delights in me?

How can a holy God, pure and spotless take pleasure in someone who is scared and made imperfect by sin?

But He does.  He rejoices over me with singing.  He dances over me with joy.

He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”  (Zephaniah 3:17)

Do I delight in Him?  My heart says “yes”, even though my actions at times may fail.  I want Him to be my one and only pleasure.  The fulfillment that I seek beyond anything this world has to offer.

I delight in Him.

And when I delight in Him, He promises to give to me the desires of my heart.  Not my own, selfish desires, but those desires that come from a life of surrender and abandonment.  For when I fully delight in Him, His desires become my desires.

Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.  (Psalm 37:4)

He desires me.

His desire is for me.  He longs to be with me.  He takes pleasure in my company.

I will take pleasure in the goodness of the Lord.  I will delight myself in Him.

I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me.  (Song of Solomon 7:10)


*Scripture references added after the timer dinged.

Do you want to play along?  Here’s how:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & leave an encouraging comment.


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12 Responses

  1. What a comfort it  is to know that He delights in us! It is sometimes so hard to believe because I am so flawed and I fail so often, but yet, time and time again He forgives, He offers grace, and He delights. Thank you for these refreshing and encouraging words today!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful, uplifting words, Barbie. I also used that Zephanaiah scripture, as it was the very first word that came to mind when saw the prompt. It has become one of my most favorite scriptures. Pure beauty and grace in knowing the Father delights in me.

    • Barbie says:

      Yes!  Zephaniah is one of my favorite scriptures as well!  I once had a vision of the Father meeting me in a wide open space, taking me in His arms and twirling me around.  Ahhh…we truly are His delight!

  3. What an amazing love that God WANTS to delight in us. Thank you for such a beautiful five minute post.

  4. charis says:

    you used some of my favorite passages!  i linked up today too.  i love seeing all the different angles people come from to write about the exact same word.  beautiful thoughts for today.

  5. Ms. Kathleen says:

    Such sweet sentiments about our loving God – Have a wonderfully delightful day 🙂

  6. I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s posts today about delight!  They have been so encouraging and uplifting.  I need to block out time for 5 Minute Fridays with Gypsy Mama.  🙂

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