Delight In the Lord
I just entered the train and this is what I perceived in my spirit the Holy Spirit wants me to share this morning. Oh mine, How He cares for us, how He loves us! His eyes are indeed upon members of the Living Bread forum! So here it is:-
The scripture tells that He has promised to meet our daily need. But here in Psalms 37, we are told He would even want to meet the “desires” of our hearts! Let’s read verse 4:-
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
There is truth in that we all have kept many desires in our heart and not make known to others. So according to His promise, we should expect Him to carry out His promises to meet our desires and needs. And in Ephesians 1:18 we see more clearly the extent of His wanting to bless us! He says “He will give us the riches of the glory of His inheritance to us.” So yes as His beloved, we will not suffer any lack at all. Amen!
However notice the word which says “delight”. The first thing we need to do is to love and “delight in the Lord”, and He will surely meet the desires of our heart.
Then how do we delight in Him? How do we please Him? Yes we can read His word, attend Churches, do things pleasing to Him. Be a good testimony in our words and actions, be gentle kind and gracious to others. Stay calm and be at rest. Yes we too can use our gifts and talent for His Glory by serving Him and yes more.. anything that would please Him. Give a track, a Bible. Above all, be obedient to Him!
When reading the above scripture in Psalms 37:4, we need also to consider verse 3 for its full context:-
37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
So we see a 3 step doings to fully understand the scriptures:-
1. We are told to trust God
2. Out of our trust, we would do good to our fellowmen in words and in our deeds
3. Then we are asked to delight in the Lord in verse 4
So in summary, we must always be at peace in our hearts, stay at rest know that His loves us. And then we can expect to receive and enjoy His tangible Presence through the day as we go about our daily activitie s. And this is a very real thing. Daily, even during the work activities, in my heart, I am always at rest, knowing in my heart that He loves and wants to bless me! Amen, all Glory to our Lord and Saviour!
Another way to look at it is: we know we are saved by grace, not of work lest we boast, but scripture teaches us that out of our salvation, we will “do” good works. We must believe in our hearts that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him! It is always a principle of Faith + Good Works!
We will never want to serve if we do not “Trust” Him. If we trust, we will do good works by faith. Then we can grow to delight in Him and allow Him to reward us as we seek him diligently.
Yes may He gives you all your desires!