“Delight thy self also in the LORD…” (v.4)
I don’t know about you, but when something catches my eye, I do some looking into it.
What does delight mean? I went and got my Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary and found the definition.
Delight: a high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind; joy. It is a more permanent pleasure than joy, and not dependent on sudden excitement.
Well…what is joy?
Joy: a glorious and triumphant state. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good, that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune, the gratification of desire or some good possessed.
There were more definitions there, these are the ones that jumped out of the page at me. The bold is mine also.
So I am to delight myself in the LORD…I am to have satisfaction of mind in the Lord. That means reason quiets down. It means the natural woman in me lets go of needing to know why, how or when, just know that God is Deity, He is there and aware of me, of the desires of my heart and He does bless me according to my faith, depending on my choice of Him over anything else, even my mind (which justifies just about anything in my mental arguments).
The Lord is so patient with me. I am so grateful for that.
Today I choose to delight myself in the LORD. It definitely will take some work. I am getting out of my way (quieting down the mind) and letting Him give me the desires of my heart.
“When was the last time you told your mind to stay still and listened to God’s insights?”