I’ve spent this month exploring much of what God says about delight in scripture. We began by defining delight and fleshing out the actions of humans that God delights in, but we moved on to how we are also called to delight in the Lord.
The next step for me in this journey would seem to be the application of delight.
Delight Begins with Belief
The Lord your God is with you. He is the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you. In his love he will no longer punish you. Instead, he will sing for joy because of you. Zephaniah 3:17
Just as with many other aspects of a relationship with Jesus, trusting that my creator delights in me is an act of faith. It is a choice to claim this verse for myself. To trust that God sings for joy because of me.
Delight Involves Obedience
You will obey the Lord again. You will obey all his commands that I’m giving you today. Then the Lord your God will give you great success in everything you do. You will have many children. Your livestock will have many little ones. Your crops will do very well. The Lord will take delight in you again. He’ll give you success. That’s what he did for your people of long ago. 10 But you must obey the Lord your God. You must keep his commands and rules. They are written in this Book of the Law. You must turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 30:8-10 NIrV
I need to focus on God’s call for my life. I need to stay in my lane and work with all of my effort to God’s glory alone.
God Delights in the Humble
The Lord takes delight in his people. He awards with victory those who are humble. Psalm 149:4
If successes come along I need to redirect accolades where they belong.
Delight in the Lord
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:3-4
Choosing to trust God, to delight in him will allow him to fulfill his plan for my life. It will allow that which I was created for to occur.