Tuesday, July 1, 2008


So... I've been doing some researching on what 'delight' really means... This is what I've found:

1. to love, be attached to, long for
2. to be happy about, take exquisite delight (I like the word exquisite)
3. to be pleased with, be favorable to
4. to make acceptable, satisfy
5. to please, to be pleased with
6. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture
7. something that gives great pleasure

1. keenly or delicately sensitive or responsive; carefully sought out, chosen; carefully selected
2. of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight
3. acutely perceptive; intense

So, with all this in mind... Delight yourself in the Lord... to be pleased with, to be delicately sensitive or responsive to, carefully seek Him out, choose Him and be pleased with Him. "Be happy with the Lord" (God's Word Translation)

Lord, sharpen my sensitivity to you. Make me keenly aware of your presence and your heart. Help me to be truly, deeply, beyond belief happy with You and Your presence. I love you Lord but I sense You desire that I love you more fully. Show me how to go there and how to experience You in a deeper way. 

"What is the desire of the heart of a good man (woman)? It is this, to know, and love, and serve God." 
~Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary


Bonita said...

Thanks for going to all the trouble of spelling out what delight means so I don't have to look it up myself! I was meditating on the bottom half of that verse just this morning. It says ..."and he will give you the desires of your heart." I know sometimes we think of that in terms of "Oh goodie, I get what I want," but my prayer this morning was that the Lord would give me the desires of my heart meaning that He would place His desires within my heart.

Glad to see you're hanging in there with blogging.

Barbara said...

This is beautiful....you definitely have a gift. I know now that we think a lot alike. I have had the same thoughts about God wanting us to love HIm more....Keep up the good work