Delight yourself in the law of the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 ESV
I want to share about a young man who I have seen and heard about for 5 years, a young man who is living his life for the Lord. His name is Tim Tebow who comes from a very well grounded Christian family.
Now, I don’t Tim personally but I have watched him played college football and have since become a fan. I try to watch all his games even though I don’t understand the game as most of you do. I like his boldness, his fervent love for the Lord and if it is one thing that he is consistent about, it is always giving glory to his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. He is definitely not a closet Christian who never makes any excuse about his faith. I have no idea what this young man’s future is going to be but my prayer is that he will stay strong in his faith.
As Christians, are you hiding your faith from those outside of your church? Are you living out your faith at work, what about those whom you serve, your clients, can they tell by your actions, that you are delighting in your God? When those ugly jokes are being told in the break-room, do you ignore it or just join in? It should not be hard for you to excuse yourself but being the odd ball is difficult for some. The bible is very clear that we are not perfect people but at the same time, we need to do the right thing.
In the above Scripture, Psalm 37:4, David knew that God would not forsake His Saints, so he was assuring his readers to trust in the God of their salvation.
What does the word delight means? It means to please, to take great pleasure and to satisfy greatly.
If we are honest, there is not one human being who could gratify our desires 100% because we still do come up short.
When Tebow speaks of how God has given him a platform to serve Him, I see a young man who is delighting himself in the law of Lord. He is taking great pleasure in pleasing his Lord. God has given him the desire of his heart. When he loses, he is not whining but always give the other team the credit for being a good team, he gives his team the credit for playing well. When he wins, he does the same but never takes the credit because he knows that all credit is due to only God. What about us, are we delighting in God’s law, are we spending time with Him? When we speak of serving God, is there a smile on our face, a light that is so transparent in our lives?
When we spend time in the word, spend time in prayer and learn to be still and wait for God, the desires that He give us are His. What good is it to want our desires when most of the time they are for selfish reasons? We want what makes our flesh happy and when we don’t get it, we get angry with God and play the blame game. God give us His desires and they are always the best. I have heard and seen prayers answered not always right away but always in a timely manner which is God’s time. We also have to remember God doesn’t give us anything outside His will because we serve an unchanging God. Our prayers don’t change God; it changes the heart of the one who prays. How about starting today and praying that God’s desires will become your desire. That definitely would be life changing for most of us as we seek Him and only His will. When prayers are not answered, we will learn not to be frustrated but content because we know if it is His will, it will be in His time. The only one who can satisfy us greatly is Jesus Christ, He fills every void in our life and He promises never to leave nor forsake us.
The above scripture verse doesn’t apply to those who don’t know the Lord Jesus Christ but God made a way for all to come to Him. There are two places one will spend eternity and it is your choice… eternity in heaven or eternity in hell. My prayer is that you will make the right decision to spend eternity in heaven. May you find rest and comfort in Him as I have. Jesus is my all in all and He could be the same for you. There is hope for all but you have to be willing to surrender yourself to the Only One who can save you…Jesus Christ. Come to Jesus with true repentance of your sins and faith in your heart, deny your self and live for Him.
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