January 21, 2016
Before the snow arrives, I thought I would share how much this time means to me. Not just that it is a quiet home, but that I can just ‘listen’ and say, ‘Lord, what would You have me share?’ Earlier today, I read Psalm 37. There is a passage many know which calls forth ‘delighting’ in Him. How often do we take time to do this? Delighting essentially means to take great pleasure in. I could share that I delight spending time with others. What is it that you delight in? Could it be singing with others or playing praise music? There is a level of intimacy when an individual takes time to delight in someone or something. And in His Holy Word, we know we are to ‘delight’ in Him, and He will give you the desires of your heart. How amazing is this? We serve a Lord and Savior who simply asks us to experience His goodness. Whom asks us to seek Him wholeheartedly with our heart. Could it be, we wish to skip certain parts of our day and hit fast forward? Is it really difficult to rise early and spend time rejoicing in His presence? For the individual who is ready to give up in life and struggling with their finances, take heart knowing today is almost over, and new mercies and grace will come about. For He never gives up on us, and just like we know a storm is approaching, we must place our armor on. And just like the shield of Faith will help us to trust in Him, be on the look out for other areas which need His Sword to press through. You may say, ‘I just don’t have anything left.’ And this is where His strength is enough. His timing is always perfect, and just as He knows how many hairs you have on your head, our Lord and Savior knows your innermost challenges. Which is why we are to delight in Him. For who are we, as His clay to question His ways? Cannot the Potter mold a new day? Can there be a new outcome according to His calendar? Be thankful His leading is such that a new season brings new weather. Just like a snow storm may be around the corner, a new attitude of thankfulness is needed as well.
Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”