Delight

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. (Psalms 37:23 NLT)

It’s more than just a plan you see.  This isn’t a step by step “how to” guide or an instruction manual.  This is my life.  This is my one life and I want more than the fear and cowering I am used to.  I cannot possibly predict each moment of every day  I cannot even begin fathom what next month is going to bring, but I do know this…

This is my life and God wants immeasurably more for it than I could ever conceive.

I can’t think of any other purpose for the word delight than the fact that God actually delights in seeing me delighted.  Take a minute and think about that.

God delights in our delight.
 
 

Just a few verses earlier David talks about delighting in Him for the desires of my heart –  and then He directs my steps. (verse 4)

There is no licence here to do at will however, there is an essence of seeking after His heart – His delights.  He is in charge of the steps, I need to trust Him with my desires. 

At times, the plan will look scary, uncertain even, however there is only His purpose when I am following His will.  And, in the middle of that purpose is the desire of my heart.

I have been created by Him and for Him.

By Him.

For Him.

That got me thinking, if “He delights in every detail of [my life].” are those details going to be a disappointment to me? If He delights in my delightdo I seriously think that what He’s got for me is going be a horrible plan?  

His purpose.  His plan.  His desire.  My delight.

How about you friend?  What are the desires of your heart?  How have you seen God’s plans bring you delight?

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