“The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” (Psalm 37:23, NLT)
This afternoon Kathy and I made a quick trip to Bakersfield to pray with JL McAlister and visit with his family for a little while. On the way home we stopped in the middle of nowhere for a Coke, there's a lot of nowhere around here and I like it that way. Tonight, as I'm sipping a great cup of coffee and finishing up a few things before Sunday morning, I keep thinking of Psalm 37:23 and how "He delights in every detail of (our) lives".
Isn't that an amazing thought? The creator of the universe directs our paths and takes delight in every detail of our lives. Not just the big things...the details! Details might be small but they can be very important. Details like blood sugar levels, heart rates, blood pressure, and body chemestry are very important and rest assured our God delights in these important details our lives. I believe He also delights in little details like a flower placed in our path, a colorful sunset, the sweet song of a bird in the morning, or any number of other little details that may not be as serious as others, but these small details bring us great joy, and I believe that God delights in filling our lives with joy.
Some of us are more detail oriented that others. It might be good for all of us to occasionaly take the time to count our blessings, not just the great big obvious ones, but the small, sometimes overlooked details.