Delight


Our front door sign this month!
June 10
Delight-"to take pleasure in."

What we are taking pleasure in influences the desires of our hearts. Hanging out on the lake your desires can turn to "give me's."  Give me a great body! Give me a boat like that, the newest fishing gear and gadgets, a new tube or paddle board, oh, how I'd love to have that house or that landscaping.  I get an Instagram notice of the cutest clothes from a favorite dress shop, it's a terrible temptation.  Fortunately, this year the majority of the clothes are off the shoulder and require you to wear a strapless bra or none and I'm WAY past those years, so I just scroll on down the entries and resist the temptation to shop.

It's when we are taking pleasure in the Lord, when serving Him is our heartbeat, that our desires align with God's and He is happy to fulfill those longings for they bring Him glory.

God knows what He desires our hearts' desire to be. Matthew 6:7-8 reminds us He also knows what we need before we even ask Him!

"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they supposed that they will be heard fro their many words. So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him." 

So off we go to delight ourselves in the Lord. The Lover of our souls. The One who created us with a purpose!