Psalm 37:4 says “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
According to the dictionary, the word “delight” means to have a very high degree of pleasure or enjoyment. It involves engaging in something that produces a great deal of pleasure. For example, movies, sports or music are a delight to many of us. Something happens to us, when we have that morning cup of coffee (for those who delight in a morning cup of coffee) or when we have a bite of our favorite chocolate (for those who love chocolate). The bottom line is that there are many things that can make us experience that very high degree of pleasure or enjoyment.
However, the scripture is asking us to take delight in Lord. We are to find pleasure in Him because of who He is and what He has done. God is the only one that can satisfy us trully, He is the only one that can give us ultimate pleasure and assurance. That is why we are to delight in Him. The interesting thing is that God delights in you. Yes, you. He loves you so much and wants you to know that you put a smile on His face everytime He sees you. Psalm 149:4 says “For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.” You give God pleasure and that is why He did not spare His only son for our salvation.
So how do we take delight in God? Well first we need to accept Him for who He is. You can’t delight in something that you have not accepted or embraced. Another thing is to receive His word for what it says and rejoice in the completion of God word in your life. See God as the author and source of victory for every battle you have fought, you will fight and you are fighting. When you study the word, get excited about what God’s word is saying, take sides with Gods word above what you are experiencing. Let His word permeate your mind, don’t rush your meditation, allow God’s loving embrace to flood your life.
When you delight in something, you get to savor it; you almost don’t want to leave its presence. The same is applicable when we delight ourselves in God; we get so excited about God that we don’t want to leave His presence at all. There is a sense of joy at the mere mention of His name. Everything seems to take a back seat when we begin to delight in God. Now, I understand that it can be a little frustrating to delight in God when things are not going great, when you lose your job, a loved one or when bills have not been paid. It can be very tough on the flesh to delight in God when we have lost any desire for God.
Friends rejoice because God Himself is able to help us develop that excitement by His grace. David said in Psalm 51:12 “Restore unto me the joy of my salvation and grant me a willing spirit.” God will restore your desire for Him when you come to Him today. That’s all you need to do today, come to Him and watch Him restore that taste for His presence again. Our delight or excitement in God is an affirmation that all those things we worry about have been taken care off by God. Psalm 37:3 says “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;” Regardless of what you are going through, God will give you direction and grant you wisdom to handle the issues you are facing. So in this season of celebration, let us not forget to make God our delight in the mist of the seasons light. Seasons Greeting!!!!