“The Lord your God is among you, as a strong saviour: he will be glad over you with joy, he will make his love new again, he will make a song of joy over you as in the time of a holy feast” Zephaniah 3:17 BBE
He does rejoice over us and wants us to enjoy him and the gifts he gives us. He desires us to experience love, joy, peace and pleasure in this life and it is part of his plan for us. He sings and rejoices over us even more than we do our own children. Take the time to stop and listen to his love songs over you and you will be astounded.
He told his disciples unless you are converted and become as little children you will not enter my kingdom.
Think about a small child coming up to his father and yanking on his pant leg saying, “Daddy please tell me a story!” The child will do this repeatedly until Daddy responds so he can rest securely in his Daddy’s love, cuddle up in his arms and listen to his voice. He wants to spend time with him.
Think of being the parent or grandparent of the child making this request. It melts our hearts and is a cherished time for us as well.
I believe that our heavenly father loves it when we approach him with that kind of humility and love. He enjoys spending time with us and is more excited than we are when we make the time for him. He does not get tired and skip pages in the book, as we sometimes do being human because we have his full attention. He is not wishing that we would just go to sleep because he is exhausted or preoccupied with unresolved issues but continually gives us his full attention; He is omniscient and omnipresent and desires our company.
Take a moment and ask God to help you see Him and His kingdom with the heart of a child. This does not mean we are childish but childlike. We believe His word just as a child believes the word of His parents.