“What brings you pleasure?”
What brings you pleasure? I mean what is it that brings enjoyment, satisfaction, gratification and true delight to you? Take a moment to make a mental list. What’s on your list? I want to introduce the 15th word (out of 21 words) to totally transform your 2021. This week’s word is “DELIGHT” and one of the synonyms for delight is PLEASURE which takes us back to our question for this week. When we DELIGHT in what is RIGHT we can’t go wrong. Let’s focus on what it means to “DELIGHT.”
To DELIGHT is to have “A high degree of pleasure or enjoyment.” So my question to you is who or what are you delighting in? What do your daily behavior and actions say? Let’s go back to the mental list that you made of everything that brings you pleasure. Only God knows what you have on your list. However, I must ask; “Is God any- where on your list?” If not, He wants to be!
God wants us to get pleasure in Him. In other words, take delight in spending time with Him through worship, prayer, reading the Word of God and doing His work. We are here to do His work and to carry out the assignments and purposes of the Lord. (Ephesians 2:10) God delights in those who are His. It brings Him pleasure to see us walk in truth and obedience to His Word. So just as God delights in us, He wants us to delight in Him. There are great rewards to delighting in the Lord.
Here are a few verses that teach us to DELIGHT in the Lord. I want to encourage and inspire you to delight in the Lord like never before. We spend too much time delighting in everything and everybody except the Lord (ouch!). Let’s change that!! Take pleasure in spending time with God on a daily basis. Don’t neglect praying and reading God’s Holy Word, take pleasure in it. Look forward to what God has to say, enjoy reading the promises of God. I am reminded of Psalm 16:11 which says; “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” We must take pleasure in the Lord! Here is what the Bible says about the word DELIGHT.
Psalm 40:8 “I delight to do your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.”
Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalm 112:1 – “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments”
Delighting in the Lord will totally transform your life, your marriage, your family, your career, your ministry and everything connected to you!! When we DELIGHT in the Lord, we get the DESIRES of our heart. When we truly delight, we want what God wants for us therefore, He has no problems granting us our desires. May the Lord bless you to practice delighting in HIM. each day!
Until next week!