“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Prov 37:4)
The desires of your heart. What are they? Could you clearly explain them to someone, if they were to ask? How many people, both Christians and non-Christians alike, go through life trying to answer that question – searching, trying, accumulating, and searching some more. Yet, in all their efforts, still feeling unfulfilled – needing more, something else, but not sure what that something else is.
Go back to our verse for today: “Delight yourself in the Lord”
In a devotion I just read, which inspired me to craft this devotion, and was written by Randy Wolff for Links Players International, he speaks of a friend who is an associate pastor in his local church who was with a man in hospice and nearing death. He asked the man: “How can I pray for you?” The man thought for a moment and responded, “I don’t know. How can you pray for someone who has all his needs met? I know Jesus and I know where I am going. I also know Jesus has been faithful and has met all my needs for many years, especially the need for repentance and salvation. I have delighted in Jesus for many years and the greatest journey is just about to begin.”
Doesn’t that say it all? Isn’t that what being a Christian is all about? Jesus is all we need. Delight in Him – first and foremost. Nurture an intimate relationship with him – above all else.
“But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless – like chasing the wind” (Eccles 2-11)