Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
I often remind God, “I didn’t come to you so that I could be a preacher.” Being a celebrity pastor is not my agenda in life. It’s not even the mountaintop that excites me, since I met Him in a valley and it was then that He revealed Himself to me. Since that time, He has always been irresistible to me.
When we have a genuine relationship with God, we don’t need the band, wonderful as it is to have an awesome music team, but we do need HIM. The same goes for all of the trimmings that we enjoy in church. They are all a blessing and we appreciate them all, and yet He alone is the substance and object of our affection. It is His presence that makes the real difference, even as we kneel to pray in the privacy of our own rooms.
When the focus of your love is Him and Him alone, you can delight in Him and trust Him; you can let yourself go without holding any of your life back. If there is a part of your life that you are withholding from Him, it is because you feel like you can get a better outcome doing things your way.
Take a moment to consider if there are areas of your life where you feel you can get a better deal for yourself than God will give you. Maybe you don’t think that God will be able to get you man or woman of faith, so you take things into your own hands. Or maybe you don’t believe that God will open up the door for you to rise up in your career, so you “help” Him out by sleeping with the boss.
He wants to be everything to you. He knows how to give you the best deal in life that you could ever have. You must make the decision that He is FOR you! He knows you better than you know yourself and His determination is to bless you. Take some time today to dwell on these things, and let Him change your mind to where you are willing to release your entire life to Him. There is no one who can take care of you like He can. Delight yourself in Him today and let Him give you the desires of your heart.
Heavenly Father, Today I fix my mind on the knowledge that you are FOR me. You want to be better to me than I can ever be to myself, and because of your great love for me, I make a decision to trust you like I have never trusted you before.
I rest in YOU today, Lord. You know me better than I know myself and I am so privileged that your hand is on my life. Today I delight myself in YOU! I say that you are everything to me, and I thank you that even now you are working on giving me the desires of my heart. Thank you, Lord!