2 Aug 2009
Day Three: Meditate on the scriptures below and respond to the questions that follow.
Perspective : “Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart”
- Psalms 37:4 (NASB)
As children of the King we struggle between two “delights”…… the delight of the Lord and the delight of our flesh. In order to fulfill our divine destiny we must choose carefully those things in which we delight. To delight in the things of the flesh is to destroy our opportunity to experience God’s power on our behalf.
Genesis 3:6 (ASV)
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
Psalms 1:2 (NASB)
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
Psalms 119:35-36 (ASV)
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; For therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.
Isaiah 44:9 (AMP)
9 All who make graven idols are confusion, chaos, and worthlessness. Their objects (idols) in which they delight do not profit them, and their own witnesses (worshipers) do not see or know, so that they are put to shame.
What you think about when you have nothing pressing will tell you a lot about your delights.
· Are the majority of your thoughts, your delights, about what the Lord would describe as idols?
· List the top three things that you desire ….. be honest.
· What are the things that you think about and seek after that bring you lasting satisfaction?
· Ask God to give you direction to develop a written plan for readjusting your desires to be consistent to His desires. This will require quiet listening and commitment and will be worth all you can muster. If you are not willing to change your desires ask Him to make you willing
Philippians 2:13 (AMP)
13 [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.