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Delight and Desires !!!!!!

06 Nov
Delight and Desires !!!!!!

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalm37:4)

Delight in God has a transforming power and lifts a man above the gross desire of our fallen nature. Delight in Jehovah is not only sweet in itself, but it sweetens the whole soul, till the longings of the heart become such that the Lord can safely promise to fulfill them. Is not that a grand delight which molds our desires till they are like the desires of God?

Our foolish way is to desire and then set to work to compass what we desire. We do not go to work in God’s way, which is to seek Him first and then expect all things to be added unto us. If we will let our heart be filled with God till it runs over with delight, then the Lord Himself will take care that we shall not want any good thing. Instead of going abroad for joys let us stay at home with God and drink waters out of our own fountain. He can do for us far more than all our friends. It is better to be content with God alone than to go about fretting and pining for the paltry trifles of time and sense. For a while we may have disappointments; but if these bring us nearer to the Lord, they are things to be prized exceedingly, for they will in the end secure to us the fulfillment of all our right desires.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in C.H. Spurgeon, Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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7 responses to “Delight and Desires !!!!!!

  1. yarnspinnerr

    November 6, 2014 at 7:58 am

    The first few lines of the second paragraph are so true and inspiring. Nearly all religions teach it in one form or another. Unfortunately, with little success.

    Loved this post.

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  2. Levi Thetford

    November 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I agree. Have a great day!!!😀

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  3. tonyroberts64

    November 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Wonderful stuff. This is my theme verse for the year. I understand it in this way. “When we delight in the Lord, we begin to desire what he desires (which is what is best for us). God grants these desires and together we can share our delight with the One who delights in us.

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  4. Levi Thetford

    November 6, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I agree with you, Tony. And yes, it is great stuff!!!

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  5. peggywright

    November 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I just read this very passage today and meditated on it for a time. Delight. It holds a great deal of meaning.

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    • Levi Thetford

      November 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Yes it does and sometimes i dont “delight” enough. Hope youre doing well.

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  6. SLIMJIM

    November 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    As I grow more in Christ I have discovered that delighting and worshipping Him is a powerful motivation for obedience…and sanctification!

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