‘Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.’ Psalm 37:4 (NASV)
Delight yourself in the Lord. That phrase seems to be following me this past week.
During the prayer team meeting last week I received a word from a prayer warrior within my church. The short version of what was told me was that God wanted me to take delight in ‘playing’ at his feet, to lean onto/into Him and not on my own understanding. He has seen the hard work of the past days/months/years and it time to put off the burden and give it over. It shook me. My chest hurt and all I could do was sob. How do I do this? What does it look like? I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the words came strainght from God, especially when my one word for the year, “LEAN” was breathed once again into my heart, my soul, my psyche. LEAN.
Later that week, during our Saturday evening service, Psalm 37:4 was used during the service. “Delight yourself in the Lord.” Okay that’s twice now. When it came up in our home group discussion I had to ask, “What does that mean? what does that look like? Is it the same for everyone or is it individual?” I had to know. I felt I should know it having grown up in the church, but it was eluding me. Answers varied. “Relationship with God.” “Spending time in the Word.” “Reading His Promises.” “When the overflow of your heart reflect His heart and come out in your words and actions.”
Then today, I saw this:
That’s 3! Getting the feeling that I’m being told something key; but the problem is I’m not sure how or what that looks like for me. For anyone really. Is there a one size fits all solution? Or is it all wrapped up in thanksgiving, gratitude, the finding or making of sacred moments, and from there the miracle of relationship with our Father in Heaven happens? The delight occurs?
My friends, what do you think?