Oh the joy.
Do you remember waiting for the ice cream truck?
To have your own dollar to choose whatever you wanted?
That when the sound of that music would reach your ears, you would drop whatever you were doing to run and get your dollar and get in place..to get in position...to be waiting...in the right place so the driver didn't pass you up.
When Elizabeth sent me this picture yesterday of the kids with all their new little friends in the neighborhood waiting for the ice cream truck, my heart literally melted a little as I stared as this pic.
It's cuteness...the innocence...the pureness of it.
She later told me it took two hours of waiting.
TWO HOURS y'all. In kid time that equals two days!
But they waited and yes it did come and they enjoyed sweet treats.
And then I thought wow. What if we all treated our quiet time with the Lord like this?
With all the joy and anticipation of knowing He is coming to deliver us something sweet.
That when we opened the pages of His word, it would be as sweet as the sound of that ice cream truck music.....because you know you're about to get something good.
What if we would drop everything we are doing to get into position to hear from Him.
To wait as long as it took to get a word from Him?
And what if once we got a taste of that sweetness, we couldn't wait to share it with others..
to tell them about it so they could have some too.
"Oh God, You are my God; I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen You in your sanctuary and gazed upon Your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You! I will praise You as long as I live, lifting up my hands to You in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise You with songs of joy."
"Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who trust in Him!"
I'm joining my sweet friend Carissa today on this lovely Monday.