“Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4, NASB).” It seems like a simple statement, but how do we delight in the Lord? Isaiah 58:13-14 provides some guidance:
“If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the LORD honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, From seeking your own pleasure And speaking your own word, Then you will take delight in the LORD…”
To delight in the Lord is to turn from your own ways; your own pleasures; your own words and seek God’s ways. When we seek to delight God, we have a heart for God. We seek to align our desires with God’s desires. To delight in God is to seek to please Him.
© 2022, Chris G Thelen
6 thoughts on “God Pleaser”
Amen. As the words from Isaiah speak truthfully, we feel our “Me” selves being drawn to walk with and honor God’s delights.
I like the way you phrase that — “Me” selves being drawn; God drawing us to a closer relationship. Blessings.
Wow, I love this. You’re right – so simple. But God is that way. I love how you paired these two Scriptures.
Thanks for the comment. May we focus on pleasing God in all we do. Blessings.
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