Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those starvation diets. This is about how to delight in the Lord
How to Delight in the Lord
First off, think of your absolutely favorite thing. Since moving to Australia, I’ve become rather enamored with Sticky Date Pudding. I’m still trying to figure out what’s in it. Usually about half way through, it becomes sickly sweet and I almost can’t finish it, but I always do. When I get a good serve of sticky date pudding, I’m in absolute delight. Love it!
What about for you? What is it that you really, really love?
The 14-Day Nutella Challenge
To start the 14-Day Nutella Challenge, first you need to think about your favorite thing
1. Think about your favorite thing. What do you love? What do you “delight in?” What person, activity, food, TV show, ____________ (you fill-in-the-blank) really gives you joy?
2. What’s your heart’s desire? What keeps you up at nights? What do you really, really long for? What is it you think you can’t live without? What is that something that you want so badly, you’re not quite ready to turn it over to God because you’re not quite sure He knows how to handle it. This is “your precious.” This is your heart’s desire.
3. Whatever you came up with in the previous step, write it down. Detail it out. Be very specific with God. Tell Him the whole thing; don’t leave anything out!
Now, place it in an envelope and seal it. This isn’t part of a magical spell, don’t worry. This is you doing something physically, which represents what you’ll do spiritually.
4. Now, read Ps. 37:4. Read it slowly. Soak it in. Visualize each word.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
This almost sounds like a magic formula, but just like the envelope, this is about letting go. It’s about surrender, and that’s one of the hardest lessons to learn and to practice as a Christian. In this verse, God challenges us to delight in Him, the same way I’d delight in Sticky Date Pudding. He challenges me to surrender all of my worries and problems to Him. My job is to enjoy Him, and His job is to worry about my heart’s desires.
Don’t you want to know how to delight in the Lord? Can you take the next 14 days to delight in God?
I’d love to hear some of the ways you found to really enjoy Him. Please share them with me!
(This post is Part II of “All the Single Ladies”)
(Photo Credit: Allison Hare, Flickr, http://goo.gl/UmtSlA, License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode)