The thing is this: I wanted in that moment at the store, and even long before, to give my daughter what I knew she wanted, to supply her needs for sustenance with that very kind of food she likes, long before she ever asked it of me. And likewise, the intent and decision to supply her thus was made long before she ever asked me, and I wanted to do it without her having to ask, to surprise her even.
Beyond even just this tiny meal I am doing the same in other areas, considering my daughter's needs and her desires long before she asks. I don't need her to ask me, nor do I wait for her to ask, but seek on my own and as if they were my very needs and wants themselves (before she even knew there was an opportunity to ask for it).
Though it may seem an inordinately tiny thing about which to write -- and thus seemingly a stretch to make from it -- to me this tiny picture captures the very father-heart of God for us all -- His heart and His intention to provide even before asked to do so. My trip to the store was to provide for the family need and stores, and I was going to do so with what I knew would be enjoyed, even irrespective of it being asked for. Likening this to the father-heart of God I say it is making our desires His very will. Small example, but the implications of its lesson can not be overstated enough: His father-heart really is for us.