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So often we worry about getting it right, about making sure that we satisfy what we perceive as the demands of a faithful life.
One important thing is to remember that God takes pleasure in you--he delights in you, as a creator delights in his creation, as a father delights in his children.
Children bring joy to their parents. (They bring other emotions at times, too, but those are usually fleeting. Out of deference to theme of joy, I won't list them.) A father takes joy in watching his child play, in watching his child grow. God takes delight in you, and when you turn to God in thanks and praise, it brings him joy all the more.
As you go into today and whatever it holds, be encouraged by knowing that you are bringing joy to the Creator of the universe!