Have you ever delighted in someone- your spouse, your child, your grandchild, your friend, your parents, even a someone you don't personally know? Has it ever made you happy that someone else was happy? God takes pleasure in His people and He delights in our delight. Neither our pleasure in Him or His pleasure in us is coerced. The admiration is free and mutual. The King is good and fair and His good people admire His good reign. The people turn to the King and the King turns to the people. Without each other they are not who they otherwise are.
God is not static. He is dynamic. If God were a stretch he would not be like the one where you stand straight-legged and reach for your toes for a minute. He would be like the high, straight-leg kick. God opens Himself up to be affected by us, like a husband is affected by his wife and his wife is affected by her husband.
In Luke 7:1-10 a Centurion's slave was about to die and Jesus was asked to save his life. The Centurion sent his friends to say this to the on-route Jesus: "Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof; for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed." Jesus marveled at Him and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, "I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith." Imagine Jesus standing there silent, jaw-dropped, in awe of the Centurion. He was astonished and admiring a person.
This is a paradigm shift because we are familiar with standing in awe of God, mind-boggled by His wonder- silently astonished by all that is. But, God is willing to find pleasure in our creations and interactions and take part in awe and wonder. Has the King marveled at you?
C.S. Lewis said, "God whispers to us in our pleasures…” I’m not 100% sure what he meant, but God does not appear to our dissatisfaction and displeasure. Those who trust in Him are not, and will not be, disappointed. If we were in a city the corner of God would not be void of pleasure, but brimming with it more so than any other part of town. The life we enter is abundant. The house we dwell in has more pleasure than the seductive or possession worshipping house. We don't worship pleasure, but the one who is pleasure who gives pleasures forevermore.