Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Delighting in the Lord

"Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4

This verse has been speaking to my heart a lot lately. So often we come before God with our request, our desires, our wants, dreams, and hopes. It is not wrong to do this in fact Luke 11:9 says “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." But God has really been challenging me with delighting myself in the Lord. What does this mean, how can I delight myself in the Lord?

a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy;

I want to have a high degree of pleasure in the Lord, I want to have enjoyment in the Lord, I want to have pure, amazing, never ending Joy in my Lord. When my heart is focused not on what my dreams, desires, hopes or wants are, when I stop focusing on me and start focusing on delighting myself in the Lord then and only then God can give me the desires of my heart. But once again I am challenged on "God will give you the desires of your heart." Most people take this as their dreams, desire, hopes and wants, so often that is how I read this verse. But I read it again and have mediated on this and realize that as I am seeking God, seeking his heart,and delighting myself in him then HE will place HIS desires in my heart, making them "the Desires of your heart", they will be HIS desires, HIS wants, HIS dreams, HIS hopes, HIS wants.

So my friends, start delighting yourself in the Lord, and allow Him to give you the desires of your heart!