Delight Yourself

Contributing Writer, Cyre’ King

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart”
Psalms 37:4

I feel like a lot of people misinterpret this verse. Most people understand it to mean, if I go to church/bible study/read my bible, the Lord will give me whatever I ask for. When I first read this verse a few months ago I believed the same thing. As I began to understand more and look beyond the surface of this verse I understood it to mean, “delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart”, as long as those desires are in alignment to his will. A friend told me that when you truly delight yourself in the lord, the desires of your heart began to change. You don t want the old things anymore you want something new, better. As more time went by, I gained even more understanding.
Psalms 1:2 says, “His delight is in the law of the lord and on his law he meditates day and night.”
You meditate on his law ( The Word), by reading it, repeating it, and really gaining understanding, taking it all in. But what good is meditating if you are not walking in it? What good is it to “say” you’re going to change without implementing a plan of action? So not only do we need to meditate on the word but we must live it! We have to believe that all things work for the good for those who love him. We have to know that if God be for us, who can be against us? We have to minister to others by the way we carry ourselves, by the life we live. That is how you bring people to Christ! Be so rooted in him and the word that people will have to seek him first in order to get to you.
“Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world”
When you are truly delighting yourself in the lord the desires of your heart began to change from the selfish thing s you want for yourself to things that will uplift the kingdom. Those are the desires he has promised to give us, the ones that are in alignment to his will.
If we acknowledge him in all that we do, trust in him and not lean unto our own understanding he will direct our paths. No matter what the situation may “look” like in the natural we have to trust in God because we walk by faith and not by sight.
“Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not faint”
You are on the brink of a break though! Just hold on a little while longer!

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