Thursday, 23 April 2015

My Delight

For the past few days, I was reading the book of Matthew and I got to a verse that stood out to me. The verse said  "but he who does the will of My Father in heaven". Now what does all of that mean? What does this verse have to do with delight? 

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV)

My delight is finishing university. My delight is being satisfied. My delight is to live a successful life. These are some of the things that we find delight in but these are only temporary. These things only last for a moment, they only last for a season. Having a degree, having a career, having money is only temporal. A lot of times our hearts are in things that really do not satisfy. Our hearts are set on things that will not last. 

"While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18

We have to look at the things that are eternal and not temporal. We live for an eternal purpose not a temporal one. We live for a higher calling, we live for someone greater. There is a bigger picture and we are only seeing a piece of it ~ Tweet This. So many times we focus on the natural things like education, jobs and success. Nothing is wrong with these things but the question is, are they your delight?

As I was contemplating what I should do after I leave university, I began to think of the entire process of living. I thought about getting a job, going to work day after day to pay bills, getting old and then retiring. I thought to myself, 'there has to be something more to life than this'. There has to be something more to life than living the mundane everyday going to work, paying bills and there is something more. The something more is doing the will of the Father. The something more is living before His eyes and not the eyes of men.

I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.” Psalms 40:8 (NKJV)

When our delight is to do His will, life begins to look different. Life is then more than getting a promotion, life is then more than finding a spouse, life then has a greater meaning. When we live for His eyes, we see our lives no longer as our own but we see them as an opportunity for God to display His glory through us. There's a bigger picture and there's something greater to this life.

What is your delight today? Is your delight doing God's will? Is it living for His eyes? Let's look internally and ask ourselves these questions. God wants us to live a life of purpose, a life that brings Him glory and we can only do this, if we do it according to His will.

My delight is living in Your eyes. My delight is in the fear of the Lord.
Here's my life, I am Yours. Lord, Your eyes are all I'm living for. - Tim Reimherr


  1. Thank you for your words of encouragement and enlightenment!!!


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