Could I tell you what makes God smile? yes, hypothetically, I could, but do I really know what children’s laughter and play does to him? What makes Him sad? What is His favorite color, does He even have one particular color or just loves all the colors He made?
The seven elements that Charles Stanley refers to in his article are : Salvation, Scripture, Sharing, Suffering, Stretching (your limitations), Solitude, and Service. The book of Hebrews explains that mature believers have their senses trained because of practice. (Hebrews 5:12-14). Looking at your life through the eyes of God, thinking, and putting to use the traits that He gives us, of sharing some of the same attributes.
It is up to me, Christ is standing there with open arms, How long will I make Him wait until His arms get tired? The best part of God is His arms never get tired, he never draws weary! I am running to Him before I trip, I know that I am safe in His loving arms, and I am growing with Him, and it’s a beautiful experience.