I was lying in bed one night and it was during a time where I felt distant from God. I simply asked God if He would talk to me even though I felt like He was unhappy with me.
His answer blew me away. He said "I am in admiration of you."
At first I was like, what does admiration even mean!? So I looked it up in the dictionary - as you do!
1 - a feeling of wonder, pleasure or approval
2 - the act of looking on or contemplating with pleasure
3 - wonder, astonishment
My God looks at me with pleasure, he approves of me, he's in wonder and astonishment of me..... How amazing is that?
I was even more blown away when I read what the antonym of admiration is....
The opposite of admiration is condemnation.
Here I was thinking that God condemns me for my mistakes - but in one sentence he revealed to me how he truly saw me.
How great is our God!? He is so loving. He delights in me.
I pray that you will realise that God is in admiration of you too - he never condemns. Seriously, all glory to God! He is so good.