Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Manna - Delight yourself in the Lord


Happy Monday to you!
Hope you had a lovely and restful
 weekend, and are all ready for
 a brand new week.


We had a very lovely weekend and restful week-
end ourselves,  and are ready for the new week.
We had a very nice time over at Dee and Jerry's
celebrating hubbies birthday on Friday evening,
Sat. we just did some things around the house
that needed doing,  and Sunday was our usual
day,  and a really good one at that!


Happened to come across this lil blurb I wrote 
awhile back on one of my favorite verses this morning
 and decided I should post it, as it might encourage
someone today.  I have found that verse to be true 
when I do what it says............and that is the key!!


So hope this spurs you on......


Delight yourself in the Lord and
 He will give you the desires of you heart.
Psalm 37:4

I don't know about you,  but I really like what that Psalm says, 
 God will give me the desires of my heart,  if I delight in Him. 
 Wow,  that is an amazing thought!

 What exactly does it mean " to delight yourself in the Lord?

The Merriam Webster Dictionary says "delight"  means a high
 degree of gratification, joy, also extreme satisfaction, or something
that gives great pleasure.

The Cambridge Dictionary says it means (something or
some one that gives) great pleasure, satisfaction or happiness.

The Message Bible says, "Keep company with God, get in on the best.

My favorite is The Good News Translation and it says, seek your
 happiness in the Lord,  and he will give you your heart's desire.  

 I think that really describes it well........Seek your happiness in the Lord.
  We sometimes tend to try to seek our happiness anywhere and every-
where and in everything other than the Lord.  That is surely a problem
that would need to be rectified if we are to experience His "giving us
the desires of our heart."  But note that as a good Father he is only
going to give his children the desires He knows are good for them.

Of Course,  that should not be our reason for seeking after the Lord
with all our heart.  Would we want our children to seek us out and
 spend time with us just for what we can give them?? Of course not,
 we want them to want to be with us,  just because we are their
 Mom or Dad and they Love us! 

 Should  the God of the whole universe expect
 any less from us??


Something to think about!!

Have a Marvelous Monday!


See ya tomorrow!


Delighting Blessings to you!
Nellie

2 comments:

Sister Susie said...

Yes! And our delight in the LORD has the best to come yet!!!

I surely enjoyed seeing Jerry and DeeAnna's new home! Wide open space!

Jim's birthday celebration topped it all off! Love to you all, Susan

Janet said...

Nellie

What a great thought. I like how you broke it out and gave the definations.

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings & Love
Janet