Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4 (NKJV)
But the question might be asked, “How does one delight in the Lord?”
Here are a few suggestions.
1. Believe with all your heart that God loves you. Because he does!
His love is non-judgmental. His love does not condemn. His love does not recognize titles, degrees, positions. His love is not limited by culture, educational background or religious belief systems. His love is unconditional.
It is us who sometimes try to define God’s love and our definitions always fall short. Don’t define nor rationalize God’s love. Just believe!
2. Immerse yourself in God’s love. Be in the here and now. Don’t dwell in the past, don’t worry about the future. God is doing something now. He’s loving you and desires to bring you to where he knows you can receive all that he has in store for you.
God’s presence is in the present. His power is in the present. His love is in the present. Be in the present!
3. Spread the love of God. Be compassionate. Be kind. Be forgiving, especially to yourself. Sing his praises. Hug people. Pay your tithes. Lead by serving. Share his word.
Be the person God wants you to be. When you do, you become the channel of his light and love. You become salt of the earth.
You become the very semblance of Christ on this earth.
“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:35
When you delight in God, God delights in you. And so will your fellowmen.
That, without question, is abundant living.