Delighting in God
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4 ESV)
Abba, forgive my blindness.
If this verse read “pause momentarily at the altar, if you look worshipful enough your request will be granted” then I would be following it to the letter.
I have ever glossed over the command and instead hungrily and sinfully lusted after the blessing. I know well the desires of my heart, and they have driven me deeper in despair as I wait and wonder.
I want to learn to delight myself in you. To draw a lasting, deep, fulfilling joy from my salvation, from your goodness, from your promises. I feel once again like the the father in Mark 9:24 (slightly modified)… “I delight in you, help me to delight in you” Recall to my mind your mighty deeds in my life; put me in a place of peace, knowing that the hands which steer my life rest upon the throne of the universe.