Life changed for me when I found delight in my Creator.
I’d always loved God–for His blessings, His provisions, and His ultimate sacrifice. When I finally grasped the reality of His love for me, I began a gradual change. But the transformation was slow, and at times even painful. I found myself searching God’s Word for benefits or trying to find relief from worries, guilt, or pain.
Yet, the more I learned about Him, the more I wanted to know. Until one day I wasn’t searching the Scripture for daily comfort or a word, but rather out of a deeper desire to just know Him even better than I’d known Him the day before.
I’d fallen in love with my Creator.
The more I learned about Him, the more He surprised me. or thrilled me. or overwhelmed.
Through this revelation, I discovered life’s simplicity and I realized that most of what I once desired wasn’t really what I wanted. I began to see from a different perspective and look at other people with a compassion I hadn’t felt before.
I realized delight digs out deeper desires.
My delight in my Creator created a change in me.
The deeper our relationship, the less I felt the need to compete for attention or approval.
My purpose became certain.
My goals soon changed.
And even though I still, at times, stumbled and failed miserably, I felt secure within myself because of the security I’d found in our relationship.
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Delight shouldn’t be difficult.
Instead, it’s a natural response from an overflowing heart of adoration where we recognize that He is our life and we are being transformed everyday to become more and more like Him.
As our Creator, He knows our deepest desires, even when we’ve buried them.
Today, remember this Psalm 37:4 promise:
When we take pleasure in God for who He is, we find what we’re looking for. #Ps.37:4 [tweetable]
What about you?
What can you do to delight yourself in the Lord? Share your comments.
Susan Stilwell says
Love this post, Mitzi. Especially this line:
“the less I felt the need to compete.”
What IS IT with us that we feel like we have to vie for attention and approval? It’s a fine day indeed when we figure out that He loves us just as we are.
Susan, I think that’s our biggest issue–we can’t grasp the enormity of His love.
Ginger Harrington says
Love this post! I was just in Psalm 37 this morning.