Today's moment came, as I am sitting here with the computer, blogging, lazin' and pouting about one thing and another. Unmotivated, I want (at least I think I do) to get some creative projects completed. In my mind, they are already beautiful. I know, because I have viewed them on the blog visits I have been making over the past week. I even have the supplies...somewhere...in my stash.
Psalms 37:4 reads, Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
This was not a sudden bright light, but more like those new curly, light mandatory sort of things that take a while to obtain the brightness it brags....Sort of a slow dawning of illumination of the entire concept.
Self examination, do I desire in my heart, to create? Yes, I think I do, at least there is a nudging to be making something. Either with paper or my sewing machine. So that leaves me with delighting in the Lord. GUILTY!!! Tried and convicted. Oh, I love the Father and the Son. Read and pray daily. But delight?
According to Webster the noun delight is a
1: high degree of gratification, also extreme satisfaction
2: something that gives great pleasure.
Well, I see this as allowing GOD to do the work of delivering satisfaction and pleasure. Now I look at the intransitive verb
1: to take great pleasure
2: to give keen enjoyment
and the transitive verb
1: to give joy or satisfaction
Now I see my responsibility in delighting myself in the Lord is to be active in giving back to Him a portion of all He has given me! both the tangible and the not so touchable or visibly measurable.
Beginning now, I must remember, to be active in delighting in the Lord!
Thanks for listening!