He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Psalm 147:10-11 NASB
The word delight has dominated my thoughts for a few years. In the depths of a wilderness season, I read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers which extended my understanding of grace and sacrificial love in new ways. In the story, Tirzah is the name given to the main character. As I studied the word later, I could feel my heart longing for more. Tirzah- She is my delight suddenly became my only conviction.
I wanted to delight God, my husband, my children and even myself. My whole life I had heard that the Christian “goal” was to hear “well done good and faithful servant.” I had lost any drive to hear those words. To this day I do not long to hear well done, instead I long to hear “I delight in you.” More specifically than that, I hunger to hear I delighted in you when…
My ear is attuned to the word delight. I may have heard it my entire life, I don’t know. November 2015 marks the month the word delight began to captivate me. Although I may hunger to delight God, the desire is not enough. What does delight God?
I’m participating in Write 31 Days this month. I’ll be writing on Delight. Join me here each day in October for a short reflection on something I’m learning about what God is delighted by, and how delight connects us to him.
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