I will attempt to share how we can delight God’s heart. We often think about delighting ourselves in the Lord.
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” ~Psalm 37:3-5 NASB
Yet, we rarely consider delighting God’s heart, and we rarely attempt to delight His heart. In reading through the Scriptures, I began to notice verses about God’s heart and what delighted Him. As I considered what He says makes Him happy, I attempted to delight His heart each day. I pray you will attempt to delight His heart by responding to His Words of delight.
Delight God’s Heart
In an attempt to understand how God delights in us, we will look at His Word.
God delights in those who fear Him, those who wait for His lovingkindness (Ps. 147:10-11).
We fear Him and wait for His lovingkindness.
God daily delights in wisdom (Pr. 8:30-31).
We seek wisdom daily.
God delights in a just weight (Pr. 11:1).
We walk in justice and administer with just balances.
God delights in the blameless and their walk (Pr. 11:20).
We walk blamelessly before the Lord.
God delights in those who deal faithfully (with their lips) (Pr. 12:22).
We are faithful in our words and all our dealings.
God delights in the prayer of the upright (Pr. 15:8).
We walk uprightly before the Lord and before men.
God delights in the fear of the Lord (Is. 11:3).
We are men and women who fear the Lord.
God delights in those who exercise lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on the earth (Jer. 9:24)
We exercise Your lovingkindness, Your justice, and Your righteousness.
God delights in loyalty (Hosea 6:6).
We are loyal.
God delights in unchanging love (Micah 7:18).
We have always loved the Lord,
We are loving the Lord,
And we will continue to love the Lord all the days of our lives.
I hope you will accept the challenge and call to delight His heart as His Beloved.
Lord, we desire to delight Your heart by waiting for Your lovingkindness, walking blameless and upright before You, seeking Your wisdom daily, administering justice, exercising righteousness, being loyal, dealing faithfully with our lips, and walking in Your love. We set our heart to seek You, Lord, and to delight Your heart today. Amen.
New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB 1995), copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. The one-word prompt this week is attempt. This was my attempt to encourage others to consider God’s heart, seek to delight His heart by studying His Word and understanding what delights Him, and then be faithful to act on it.