Internet Cafe Devotional - Delight In The LORD

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August 31, 2008

Internet Cafe Devotional - Delight In The LORD

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” ~ Psalm 37:4 (ESV)

Don’t you love it when you read something God inspired another brother or sister in Christ to write hundreds or thousands of years ago in which they share the current state of your heart? I sure do!

This morning, I was reading Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening and couldn’t help but rejoice in God my Savior as my brother Charles did nearly 200 years ago! Here’s an excerpt of my reading this morning based on Psalm 37:4:
“The life of the believer is here described as a delight in God, and we are thus certified of the great fact that true religion overflows with happiness and joy. Ungodly persons and mere professors never look upon religion as a joyful thing; to them it is service, duty, or necessity, but never pleasure or delight. If they attend to religion at all, it is either that they may gain thereby, or else because they dare not do otherwise. The thought of delight in religion is so strange to most men, that no two words in their language stand further apart than ‘holiness’ and ‘delight’. But believers who know Christ, understand that delight and faith are so blessedly united, that the gates of hell cannot prevail to separate them. They who love God with all their hearts, find that His ways are ways of pleasantness, and all His paths are peace. Such joys, such brimful delights, such overflowing blessednesses, do the saints discover in their Lord, that so far from serving Him from custom, His name as evil. We fear not God because of any compulsion; our faith is no fetter, our profession is no bondage, we are not dragged to holiness, nor driven to duty. No, our piety is our pleasure, our hope is our happiness, our duty is our delight.”

I cannot contain my gratitude for God’s gracious and merciful gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, our gracious Redeemer, who’s pure and holy blood alone can purify us from all unrighteousness!

The unfathomable fact that I, a despicable sinner can (through Jesus Christ) approach the Maker of all creation, the righteous Judge, the Great I Am, overwhelms me. I don’t increase God and I don’t make Heaven better. But...

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6 comments

  1. I wish that I could comment with a voice recorder sometimes because I can't adequately express the excitement in my sould this morning!! WOW!! Halelujah!! I so DELIGHT in my Lord that acts of obedience are compulsions when I have my mind on HIm!! I am biting at the bits this morning to get to church and sing in the choir so I can openly express this FLAME insid my soul!!! I only wish that someone could see the Joy on my face and be drawn to the altar to drink from His cup this morning!!! Oh, how I long for more to come to HIM!!! And I long for beleivers who have gone stale to come and taste HIs goodness. He is the best thing I could every delight in!!! Often in my quiet times, on my face before Him, I envision the day that like Mary I will get to physically wash His feet with my tears, climb in His lap like a little girl, and stare into those powerful eyes that pierce my soul but are so tender that they apply balm to every wound!! Can you tell I am fired up this morning??

    Well gotta go prepare for Worship...God bless you sister. I truly LOVE YOU!!!

    Amanda B.

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  2. Praising God for His blessings with you. Will read the rest of your post at the cafe. Will be glad to meet you there!

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  3. Congratulations, you're CWO's blog of the month.

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  4. Congratulations, you're CWO's blog of the month.

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  5. I wish that I could comment with a voice recorder sometimes because I can't adequately express the excitement in my sould this morning!! WOW!! Halelujah!! I so DELIGHT in my Lord that acts of obedience are compulsions when I have my mind on HIm!! I am biting at the bits this morning to get to church and sing in the choir so I can openly express this FLAME insid my soul!!! I only wish that someone could see the Joy on my face and be drawn to the altar to drink from His cup this morning!!! Oh, how I long for more to come to HIM!!! And I long for beleivers who have gone stale to come and taste HIs goodness. He is the best thing I could every delight in!!! Often in my quiet times, on my face before Him, I envision the day that like Mary I will get to physically wash His feet with my tears, climb in His lap like a little girl, and stare into those powerful eyes that pierce my soul but are so tender that they apply balm to every wound!! Can you tell I am fired up this morning??

    Well gotta go prepare for Worship...God bless you sister. I truly LOVE YOU!!!

    Amanda B.

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  6. Praising God for His blessings with you. Will read the rest of your post at the cafe. Will be glad to meet you there!

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