Imagine with me…
A young girl with long dark hair still in her pajamas bubbling with so much excitement that she is about to burst. Her face is lit up brightly like the sun coming up over the morning horizon. She had lain in bed awake for what seemed like hours, waiting for the appropriate time to rise.

It is just another day, so why is she so excited?

All through the day joy is radiating off her. Those around cannot help but feel the excited with her. They endearingly laugh as they watch this girl go about her daily routine waiting with the expectation that ‘it’s’ coming!

What is coming?

Wonderful Gifts from heaven! Dreams that come true!

This is how I have been feeling; it just amazes me that God is restoring so many things in my life. The enemy had stolen my youth but I feel like a small girl again! Except this time I have feelings of joy, anticipation that I can achieve many things (with God). When I was young I didn’t have that joy for life. I never allowed myself to get excited because I didn’t want to be disappointed.

I can remember one year for my birthday receiving a bike, a girl’s bike! It was pink and white; it had the prettiest banana seat (dating myself, huh) with flowers on it. Up to that point I would ride my brothers’ bike or the neighbor girl’s bike. My parents had parked the bike down by the creek that ran alongside the front of our property. To get me to go down there they had told me that I had left something down there and I needed to make sure to put it away.

As I ran down the hillside I saw the bike however it never crossed my mind that the bike might be mine. I had thought maybe the neighbor girl had gotten a new bike and wanted to show it off. I ran back to the house empty handed and asked my dad; what did I leave down there? They had to explain to me that the bike was mine, that they had gotten it for me for my birthday.

I cannot imagine the disappointment my parents must have felt when they didn’t see me get excited. As a parent myself, I love to see excitement in my children when I give them something that I know they have been wanting.

I believe that we bring joy to God when we get excited about life. God said He knows the good plans He has for us. That He is giving each of us a future and a hope. (Jer. 29:11)
We should all walk out each day with the joyful expectation that good, not just good, but awesome things are ahead! Let’s get excited about life, we have a loving father in heaven that wants to bless us.

Psalm 37:4 – Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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