Taking delight in the lord

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Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4 NLT

True delight in God causes us to take our sights off of what we want in order to long for what He desires. The command to delight in God in our text today appears right in the midst of things David listed as the antidote for his fretting people:
(Psalm 37:2-7). If you read the entirety of the text you will come to a realization that right in the middle of fretting over circumstances God wants us to apply all of these principles and somehow delight in Him.

That sounds great, but how is one to muster up delight in God when everything around you seems to be going out of place? The best way to stop fretting is to take your eyes off the circumstances and fix them on Christ who is the true source of a believer’s delight. It is in taking delight in the lord that we have the desires of our hearts met. I know that when our dreams dissolve it is tempting to fret. Because our joy is threatened, but the only answer is to find a source of joy that cannot be threatened, and that source is the Lord.

You see, the psalmist exhorts us to delight in the Lord. It is very dangerous to delight yourself in anything other than the Lord, because they are all subject to change. Malachi 3:6 tells us that the Lord never changes. Is glorifying God the chief desire of your heart – even when things don’t go as you expect? Someone rightly said, “Look around and you’ll be distressed. Look within, and you’ll be depressed. Look to the Lord, and you’ll be at rest.” Today, commit to drawing your joy from the lord and see the fears in your heart dissolve and your desires come to pass!

I Declare: Lord today I declare that delighting in you becomes my highest insatiable pleasure, loving you far exceeds anything this world has to offer.

Ignite Thought: When you delight in God you come to understand that everything about Him is what you have been longing for.

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