I must say that my list is quite different.
Reference: v.6 These offerings are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings. Their grain offerings and drink offerings must be done as you have been told. These offerings are made by fire to the Lord, and their smell is pleasing to him. (NCV Bible)
Explore: When Julie Andrews sang about a few of her favourite things in The Sound of Music she mentioned things like “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…” I must say that my list is quite different. I love the smell of cooked toast, I love when someone plays with my hair, a hot shower on a cold afternoon, freshly cut grass, laughing until I cry, a brisk walk on a fresh morning, and a nana nap on a rainy day. They don’t rhyme, but I love them all!
Application: The crazy thing I realized after reading Numbers chapter 29, is that these might be some of God’s favourite things too. Usually I think of God up on high removed from all the simple things of this world, and yet in the Old Testament the Israelites would burn offerings so that the smell would please God. Well, if the smell of cooked meat is pleasing to God, then surely toast and cut grass are up there on His favourite things list as well. Let’s not remove God from our everyday pleasures. He created them all so it wouldn’t surprise me if they pleased Him too.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for all the simple pleasures in my day. Help me to not overlook all the good things that you have given me in my life. Amen.
What is a simple pleasure that you can share with God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.