September 23, 2017

Supposed 2 Delighted 2

Hey! Hi! Hello! Yes, it’s me again. I know. It’s been a while. You don’t know the half of it. God has been working a new thing in me. And for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what it was. Oh, I forgot. That is the way God works isn’t it? Then when He knows I’m ready to hear and receive what He has to say, is when He reveals His truth. I know He’s not done with me. For I am constantly being molded as His word says. This is one more “little” thing He’s shown to me.

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.

Isaiah 64:8

Has there ever been a time in your life when you have a mountain of things to do, to amend, to mediate, to fix, to care for, to figure out, to clean, to cook, to like or not like, or most of all to decide. Argh! If I decide, then I have to do. And if I do, I have to decide how, when, which, or what! Sigh…Sorry. I’m venting. But then again, I’m so tired. I’m so tired of being tired both physically and emotionally. My list of “duties” that I am supposed 2 do is way, too, long! I know. I know. I’m not the only one. It’s not just about me. Hmm. Maybe that’s where I’ve gone wrong.

My list of things to do may be things that must be done; that are part of my daily life routine, but they are also part of our obedience to God. What?! How can my work, cleaning or running errands be part of my obedience? I mean, does God really care? Well, let’s look at it this way. If I’m pouting and complaining about how “I” have to do this, or how NO ONE else does, or even that I need a break, then what kind of attitude am I displaying? If my attitude is, well let’s just say, unpleasant, then it will eventually show to those around me. I might become snappy or critical. And if my attitude and actions are bad, then I am no longer doing things in a Godly way. We become self-centered.

My desire to be obedient should be out of delight. If I am “supposed 2” do these duties, then I’ll tire quickly and become frustrated. But if my purpose or desire in life is to please my God and King, I’ll find peace and joy no matter what I’m “supposed 2” do, and I’ll then be delighted 2.

Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

My love for pleasing God will run so deeply that my view in life will change. I will look at life with a different perspective and not become so bogged down.  I am now eager to do what I GET to do. All of sudden, you are overflowing with energy, and you are more lively to complete what is set out before you. My attitude is now heartfelt. In Him is where I’ll find peace. In Him is where I’ll find joy. In Him is where I’ll find rest for my soul. And in Him is where I’ll always find myself delighted 2!

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