In my Experiencing God devotion by Blackaby this morning he said that we need to delight in the Lord. So as my morning went couldn’t get the idea of delighting in the Lord out of my head. It kept coming back to me as I thought (or as I like to call it, meandered) about the Lord and what it looks like to delight in Him.
Let me share the quote that really hit me, “Your relationship with God ought to bring you more joy, satisfaction, and pleasure than any other relationship, activity, or material possession you have.” WOW, I know, right!?! My relationship with God should be the most important relationship in my life, and yours! He went on to say, “Scripture says delight in the Lord! And as we find joy in the Lord, we will see what is truly important, and we will long for these things as the Father does.” Isn’t that incredible to think about? If we delight in the Lord, we will find joy and see what is truly important. Not just that we will see what is truly important but that we will long for, yearn for these things as our Father in heaven longs for them!
Let me share a few verses from the Psalms that confirms what I’m talking about.
Psalm 37:1-6 (NIV)
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither--
whatever they do prospers.
What amazing pictures those are and what amazing promises! So, here’s my challenge to you, grab hold of those promises and delight in the Lord every day!
~ Delighting in the Lord, Mike
I have decided to start writing some of the things that meander around in my mind. So, if and when you choose to read these meanderings know that some are just that, meanderings. But sometimes it may be stuff that I’ve thought about in great depth. With that being said I pray these thoughts will inspire and encourage you on this great adventure called life!
Primghar Church of Christ