I’m admittedly a drive-by pray-er. When I am alone in my car I am just drawn to the throne of God. I always have been.
A few months ago I was in prayer about a retreat I was leading so of course I went to my mobile throne. After beseeching my Father on so many details of the retreat I said, “I just want you to be proud of me, Abba!”
Then, within seconds, these words on the radio caught my ear.
“I delight myself in you. Captivated by your beauty. I’m overwhelmed by you.”
My heart heard him say, “I’m not just proud of you. I delight in you. I am captivated by your beauty. I am overwhelmed by you!”
I knew this message came from heaven straight to my heart. Those words were from the material I would be teaching in just a few days:
Little girls want to know, “Am I lovely?” The twirling skirts, the dress up, the longing to be pretty and to be seen- that’s what its all about… I wanted to be captivating. We all did. But for most of us, the answer to our Question when we were young was, “No, there is nothing captivating about you…” Nearly all a woman does in her adult life is fueled by her longing to be delighted in, her longing to be beautiful to be irreplaceable, to have her Question answered, “YES!” – Stasi Eldredge: Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul, page 47
Delight. Captivating. Beauty. Those are all major themes of the book I based the entire retreat on. The GOD of the UNIVERSE just answered my question with a divine YES!
I continued listening to the song and it became a duet between father and daughter, between the glorious and his beloved. He is overwhelmed by ME!