I was reading a Psalm this morning and I came across this very familiar verse — Delight yourself in the Lord. And for some reason I stopped short.
This is not the first or even tenth time I’ve heard this verse. But this is the first time I stopped to think, what does that LOOK like? How exactly do I delight myself in the Lord? Practically speaking?
What do you think?
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I agree with Lori. I think that a big part of it is not letting little things steal my joy. Someone flipped me off in traffic yesterday (first off I must be completely naive because I didn’t know people still did that and secondly I didn’t do anything wrong!) and my first thought was “Why that little….” and my second immediate thought was that I wasn’t going to let that incident steal my joy. Therefore- delighting in him. Hope that helps :).
Not sure this is what you’re looking for, but…
To delight myself in the Lord is to get my primary Joy from Him. To allow myself to be delighted by nothing more than His love, His presence, and His blessings. To be satisfied, content, and yes, delighted, no matter what my circumstances. Because of, and through Him.
You’re so insightful lately- I like it! and what a good answer By Lori! I think John Piper’s writing provides a TON of insight into delighting in God.
I’ve wondered this too…I’ll check back to see what more people think. Good thoughts!
I chewed on this scripture a bit this past summer. I don’t want to be ‘fluffy’ with my relationship with the Lord. I want something real. So if God is real. And He’s grace, and joy, and forgiving, and… you get the picture, then wouldn’t I delight Him and IN Him by embracing those qualities?
Not sure entirely, but that answer worked for me.
Here, I believe, the Lord is asking for good joke ideas. Heaven probably feels pretty slow sometimes.
I like to think of it as just enjoying Him. I am delighted when I pick Lydia up out of her crib. I am delighted when I get a new comment on my blog. So, I want to feel the same way about my relationship with Him. The HOW…now that’s another question…and I don’t know the answer…