You are the Lord that is Your Name, You will never share Your glory with any man, You will never share Your glory with anybody, Almighty God that is Your Name. //  Jesus Jesus Jesus You are the Lord my life 2x O Jesus You are the Lord of life, O Lord You are the Lord of my life.

Father, we thank You for the gift of life and the blessings of this week. Thank You for being God indeed unto us. We are grateful and we return to say a Big Thank You for Your goodness and mercies that endureth forever and ever.

Indeed, God made me glad and I believe someone has some testimonies to share. Glory be to God in the highest.

Beloved, are you aware that God made us for His good pleasure? The topic of today is advising to “delight ourselves in the Lord.” and there is a reward attached to its obedience.” He shall give Thee the desires of thine heart.”

As a child of God, our primary motive is to please God. That is our series for this week. “You are saved to serve.” You cannot be a neutral in matters of “Faith”. You are either on the Lord Side or Satan’s. No sitting on the fence.

We are called to be disciples of our Lord Jesus when we carry the gospel as we go about our daily transaction. The way you talk, interact, love and care all part of evangelism. Which we were commanded to do before He ascended into heaven. (Matt 28:18- 20)

Are you already engaged or still giving excuse while you are yet to start? The time to start is now. Start from your Jerusalem, from your immediate environment and the Holy Spirit will help you. You will not make the change but the Holy Spirit will through you. As you speak the Word, He will follow you with signs and wonders according to His Word to us.

And as you do that the Lord the topic of today will be your portion.

Let’s get going:

“Delight thyself also in the Lord.” Psalm 37:4

 

The teaching of these words must seem very surprising to those who are strangers to vital godliness, but to the sincere believer it is only the inculcation of a recognized truth. 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, they would follow Him though all the world cast out 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.

Delight and true religion are as allied as root and flower; as indivisible as truth and certainty; they are, in fact, two precious jewels glittering side by side in a setting of gold.

“‘Tis when we taste Thy love,

Our joys divinely grow,

Unspeakable like those above,

And heaven begins below.” 

Yes! Our faith is no fetter, is no bondage, we are not dragged to holiness, nor driven to duty. Is our pleasure, our happiness and delight to serve in God’s court and vineyard.  If that is confession join me to discover more on what happens when do not live to please our Maker:

“O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face… because we have sinned against Thee.” Daniel 9:8

 

A deep sense and clear sight of sin, its heinousness, and the punishment which it deserves, should make us lie low before the throne. We have sinned as Christians. Alas! that it should be so.

Favoured as we have been, we have yet been ungrateful: privileged beyond most, we have not brought forth fruit in proportion. Who is there, although he may long have been engaged in the Christian warfare, that will not blush when he looks back upon the past?

As for our days before we were regenerated, may they be forgiven and forgotten; but since then, though we have not sinned as before, yet we have sinned against light and against love—light which has really penetrated our minds, and love in which we have rejoiced.

Oh, the atrocity of the sin of a pardoned soul! An unpardoned sinner sins cheaply compared with the sin of one of God’s own elect ones, who has had communion with Christ and leaned his head upon Jesus’ bosom.

Look at David! Many will talk of his sin, but I pray you look at his repentance, and hear his broken bones, as each one of them moans out its dolorous confession! Mark his tears, as they fall upon the ground, and the deep sighs with which he accompanies the softened music of his harp!

We have erred: let us, therefore, seek the spirit of penitence. Look, again, at Peter! We speak much of Peter’s denying his Master. Remember, it is written, “He wept bitterly.” Have we no denials of our Lord to be lamented with tears?

Alas! these sins of ours, before and after conversion, would consign us to the place of inextinguishable fire if it were not for the sovereign mercy which has made us to differ, snatching us like brands from the burning. My soul, bow down under a sense of thy natural sinfulness, and worship thy God.

Admire the grace which saves thee—the mercy which spares thee—the love which pardons thee!

Don’t forget is PCL, practicality is the profession of our faith and calling. Be a true child of God by the way you live and the Lord will truly honour you.

Let us always delight ourselves in the Lord. Make ourselves available for services and the Lord will reward us in return.

Beloved, blessed is the man whose sins is covered … are you one of them. Wait no longer, run to the Throne of mercies and receive grace.

May God bless you as you strategies on how to delight yourself in the Lord.

Have a pleasant weekend, see you on Monday by God’s grace.

Remain ever blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.