pleasure

i couldn't wait to show steve and courtney
our city
our church
our home.
to indulge in our favorite foods.
to sit on our back deck.
to laugh so hard it hurt.
to watch a shooting star.
to zipline through the redwoods.
to challenge and encourage each other.
to submerge them into our 'world' if only for a few days.
to give them space to relax and recharge.
after all they are in ministry and need the escape.
you know those moments of
'you have to be present to fully understand?'
the weekend was full of those moments.
yet, i share with you that those moments need to happen as often as possible with those that matter much to you.
pleasure is experienced best with those who love you most and will walk through the process, the journey entirely with you.
a glimpse at our pleasures this weekend.
your turn.
who are those friends with whom you find pleasure?
make plans today to invite them over.
say thank you.
recognize them as His gift to you.
for He delights in pleasure.
psalm 16.11
"You [God] make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."