I was listening to the song “Do You Know the Way You Move Me” by Davy Flowers, and the song really didn’t impact me until the last four and a half minutes. One singer starts to insist to God that he hasn’t hit the mark and continues to point out all the ways he has failed, while the other singer (who is God) simply says to him over and over, “I’m so proud of you.” I realized right then and there as tears started to fall down my face that this is the one thing that I long to hear from God: I’m so proud of you!
More than the love of anyone else, I long for the love of my God. I not only want His love, but I want Him to be pleased with me. I want to bring a smile to His face. I want to bring delight to His heart.
Could it be that even though I look at myself and only see the thousands of ways I fall short of the mark, God is still proud of me? He sees the depths of our hearts. The more I seek Him, the more I realize how very central it is in me to please Him. He truly is the love of my life. He truly is the only One I trust to the end.
I just want to hear Him say these words: I’m so proud of you…