Daily Delight

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (ESV)Bible Verse goes here 

Everyone wants the desires of their hearts fulfilled. We look to marriage, jobs, children, food, travel, friendships and other things to fulfill a space reserved for the Lord. God's word is clear-- our only real, satisfaction will come from seeking Him first. 

When I think about delighting in something, I think about when my children were first born. Those first few months of newness, when everything they did was precious, when I was always looking for the next "first" thing they did... rolling over, crawling, first solid foods, first tooth. Everything was delightful. They had my full attention. My heart was full. Life was good.

I wonder if that's how we should delight in the Lord? What if I was more aware of His presence, His work in my life? What if I paid closer attention to how He is orchestrating and moving? I wonder if I would be more fulfilled if I would just sit in delight of who He is, what He has done and what His Word promises me He will do. 

Sometimes, just as our kids reach milestones and get older, we pay a little less attention. They are eating on their own. They can dress themselves. They can do their own homework. We lose sight of the delightful moments in the tween and teen years, and before we realize those years are in the rearview mirror. 

Don't regret missing the moments right now to delight in the Lord. There are things happening right now that we can thank Him for, praise Him for and give Him glory. Don't miss it! Delight yourself in Him, His presence and character.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your generous promise to give us the desires of our heart when we delight ourselves in You. Help us to focus on what You are doing today. Don’t let us miss the daily delight of walking close to You. 

Gina (TX)