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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Delighted in God

By Gerard Hones

When we wanted something as a child we would beg our parents relentlessly until we got it. As adults we feel that we need to beg or make deals with God in order to get the desires of our hearts. (i.e."God, if you would do this one thing, I will go to church every Sunday"). When it doesn't come to pass then we say well it did not work God did not answer my prayer. I must not be good enough.

Psalm 37:4, 5 4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. KJV

When someone is delighted according to Webster's dictionary, they have a "high degree of gratification or extreme satisfaction". God wants us to delight ourselves in Him. He wants us to believe that He is enough for us.

Are you seeing the things you desire come to pass in your life? Consider the following truths.

1. God is a Giver.

Romans 8:31, 32 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

2. You are His child when you make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. (Romans 10:9, 10)

1 John 3:2 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

3. God desires to provide for you.

3 John 2 2Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

See that Beloved, Beloved. God loves ya, Baby!!!

4. Know how to receive.

Mark 11:22-24 22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Mark 9:23 23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

5. There is no problem too big or too small for God.

Jeremiah 32:17 17Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Luke 1:37 37For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Determine today to delight in God. Quit believing the lies the world is telling you and believe the great stuff God is telling you in His Word. After all we are God's creation and His Word is the Owner's Manual that tells us how all this stuff works. Go with God.

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