Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.”
Mark 11:24 “For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you.
Esther 2:13 “then the young woman would go before the king in this way: anything that she wanted was given her to take with her from the harem into the king’s palace.”
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.”
Do we really believe this is the result of delighting in Him? How do we delight in the Lord, exactly? I love the definition I found for delight: verb 1. To please (someone) greatly. “an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”
synonyms: please greatly, charm, enchant, captivate, entrance, bewitch, thrill, excite, take someone’s breath away;
As a mom of 11 children, I know my heart is filled with a desire to bless each of my children abundantly above. And yet, our Heavenly Father’s love is greater still. Delighting in Him, Knowing He is a Rewarder, and Walking in Faith are our ways to please Him and to be a delight to Him.
The moment my children are not delighting in me it is usually because they are outside of something I have told them is best for them, which closes their ability to receive from me. Can we delight in Him if we are not obeying His precepts, His wisdom, His plan?
His Word clearly states His desire is to bless and reward us. Maybe we need to start taking Him at His Word, and stop over analyzing His every point. I think it is really that simple. I believe He is longing for us to be that kid who knows His parent loves everything about Him and will give him his heart’s desires.
Let us begin from and build on a foundation of delighting in all of His ways. As we trust in His goodness, we will soar to greater heights of His glory.