The importance of delighting in the Lord


Psalm 37:4 "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."

Until recently, I didn't think about delighting in God.  I loved God, was committed to God, followed God, and had joy in my life.  But this verse has inspired me to cultivate my delight in the Lord because I delight in what I desire and if I delight in God he promises to give Himself.

You might like to bring a picture to mind of who God is and what God has done or maybe more concretely who Jesus is and what Jesus has done and let yourself begin to delight in that picture.

If you take small steps to cultivate your delight in God you will find your heart and mind turning to God more regularly.  That brings the opportunity of living more of the minutes of your life consciously aware of God's loving, gracious, wise and powerful presence.

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David Wanstall, 29/04/2015