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!

1 comment:

KatieMac516 said...

Well, I must say that I gotta love the pink. It's totally you :) and NOW with that said:

I'd like to officially begin Katie MacMillan's FIRST comment pertaining to Beth Tanner's amazing blog. I call this comment to session.

First of all, the parties involved would like to formally congratulate the author of this blog on its impressive formatting. The bolding, the italicizing, the bolding-and-italicizing. All very, very nice and well done.

Moving on, one sees that the content is just right on....

** and that's as far as Katie's imagination goes. So she offically calls that comment out of print :)

Anyway, I think this one's my favorite.... I can't decide.

But anyway, guess what?????

Beth Tanner is my mostest, favorist person ever, but just between you and me, k?
cuz I don't know if she knows... and we wouldn't want to spoil a good secret right?... so don't tell her...

Anywho, I'm totally digging the blog. Can't wait to see what you say next :)

Love ya, Katie Mac