Saturday, June 6, 2009

True delight:

Recently I’ve revamped my blog & I’ve tried to find a verse to include on the sidebar. One of my favourites came to mind & I ended up using it:

Delight yourself in the Lord & He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

I was a little hesitant however, because I have heard this verse misinterpreted. I have heard people say that if you delight yourself in the Lord – you will get the things you want – a big house, car etc. The more you do for God, the more He will give or do for you. It makes me so sad that someone would truly think that the only desire of their heart is something material.

I believe this verse actually means that as you delight yourself in the Lord, your heart will desire the correct things – closeness with the Lord, depth in your relationship with God – & this is guaranteed if you delight yourself in the Lord. It’s an upward spiral – the more you delight in the Lord, the closer you are to Him, the more you desire what He desires, the more you will get the closeness & wonderful relationship you will ultimately desire. I know that the more time I spend with the Lord – through bible studies, prayer & committing each element of my day to Him, the more I want that depth of relationship.

Let me challenge you to spend some time delighting in the Lord this weekend.


Tabitha in Bliss said...

I so agree with you. My greatest desire is to be close to The Father. I ask Him daily to guide me to be a blessing.

BoufMom9 said...

What a gorgeous & uplifting post, Renata!
Thank you for putting this so beautifullly.
Blessings to you this beautiful Monday!

Renee said...

This is a beautiful post and the pictures are wonderful. Thanks for this...I needed to hear it ~ delighting in the Lord all circumstances.
God bless

bluecottonmemory said...

Beautiful site. All things are possible through Christ Jesus. That's what gets me through each day! Keep encouraging! Your seeds are being planted!

The Muse said...

not of this world!

soontobemomof9 said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing.


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