“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Contemplating and waiting on the Lord to write through me this morning, I found myself waiting longer than I usually do. I do not want it to ever be my opinion coming forth, so I determined to not write anything without His leading. I know that I can do all things through Christ, but I can do nothing without Him.
I just have to say that I love Him beyond the words that I have to express it! He is faithful, and those who hope in Him will not be disappointed. Those who put any confidence in the flesh are setting themselves up for disillusionment anddisappointment.
As I sat down at the computer (the just shall live by faith), the Scripture floated through my spirit about delighting yourself in Him. One of the most known verses, one of those that we cling to when we want God to give us what we want—do we even know what it means to delight ourselves in Him?
One of the Hebrew meanings for th e word “delight” in this verse is “to be soft”. I remember the Lord teaching me this a few years ago, and my entire perspective of this Scripture was altered. When I choose to make myself to be soft in Him, He will give me the desires of my heart. The beautiful thing is that when I choose to be soft in Him, this actually becomes the desire of my heart.
Have you ever played with play dough and tried to work with a piece that had become hardened? You can’t really do anything with it except break it. If there is any hardness in my heart, I can see why it would need to be broken for God to do anything with me. But when I allow myself to be putty in His hands, I am truly delighted to be shaped and molded—allowing my desires to be transformed into His.
Has your heart become hardened through circumstances and hurt? Have you protected yourself through an outer wall that doesn’t let you feel pain, but also that doesn’t allow the Lord to work? I challenge you to soften yourself, to make your heart vulnerable again…the best thing about risking a broken heart is that you can invite His nearness to heal you every time.
Scripture to read:
Psalm 37:4 Psalm 34:18
Psalm 27:14 Ezekiel 36:26
Philippians 4:13 Jeremiah 18
Habakkuk 2:4 Philippians 3:3
Lord, help me to make myself soft and dainty in You, allowing You to do whatever You want to do in me and through me. You are the Potter and I am the clay, so please mold me and shape me. Remove all stone, and give me a heart of flesh. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.