"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pleasures Forevermore

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).

This was a portion of my morning devotional as I sat overlooking the Trent River and Neuse River basin before heading out for a morning walk around town and a subsequent lunch at Stanly Hall Cafe. As I had meditated on the "pleasures forevermore," I thought of some of the more "spiritual" pleasures and joys. But just let me say that the Lord had chocolate grits in His right hand this day. Yes, you read that correctly.

As I live and breathe, chocolate grits with a dollop of chocolate mascarpone topped with real whipped cream and sprinkled with cocoa! Oh, indeed, as verse 9 of the same chapter reads, "my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced!" In fact, that little muscle just about slapped me silly it was so happy.

And if this is just the temporary pleasures He doles out, can we even begin to imagine the "forevermores"?

Oh, the joy of living with God! May you, too, be so blessed!!!

Just an ordinary moment...


Dee said...

Hey,I just read "Pleasures Forevermore", and I must say that being from the deep south, I can't even imagine chocolate grits. However, I like both chocolate and grits. I thought it was bizarre when a friend put sugar on his grits, but chocolate. That sounds like something I would like to try. Have you ever heard of chocolate gravy? It's good too. Yes, I can see that your tongue would rejoice. I love how the Lord just knows! Have a great day.

Joey said...

I've never had Chocolate Grits, but they look delicious.

Gee, I wish some chocolate right now.

Martie said...

Yum..chocolate grits.. thanks for reminding me of the simple pleasures we enjoy every day and thanks for the attitude of worship your music provided at church yesterday. It was sheer pleasure. Pleasure comes in so many different packages. Thank you for the reminder!