A few months ago I met someone who I instantly liked. I know why I liked them, it was because of the joy they exuded and also the fact that as I learned about her life I found out that she had some major trials and overcame them.
I found out a few months after I met her, that she took up painting after she retired and that her art had been shown locally. In fact, I went to see it and I really enjoyed it. She had painted a gorgeous portrait of her husband of decades, as well as some portraits for missions, including one for Make Way Partners, which I happen to love and support myself.
Anyway, I share this because the Spirit of God shared with me that she was a special child of His, and as I have found out recently the Spirit also has shared with her things about me. Today she shared with me that when she sees me that she feels joy. (I know, not something most people say! LOL) But seriously, it was something that touched me.
It touched me because, just like I felt joy around her, it seems the Lord has brought her joy being around me. I think that brings joy to the Lord to see when His children are kind to one another.
I also think it's interesting because there are people who you just know KNOW the LORD and then there are those that say they do, but there really isn't any fruit that proves it.
Delight when you find the real deal. Trust me, it is something worth delighting in.